I've tried to keep out of doing lists in threads, but - having resisted for a long time - this one is just too much fun not to consider. I'll try to give some explanation...
- It feels to me their most personal, and is certainly the most personal to me as a writer. The final image and the build up to it are miraculous, so beautiful.
- Probably the film that makes me laugh most in the world. Every scene works to its full comic potential. Fuck the nonsensical plot.
- I think it's their finest film for character: you don't often feel too much with the characters in Coen movies (as discussed in the Emotional Attatchments thread), but you're with Jerry and Marge all the way.
4)The Man Who Wasn't There
- Visually the most beautiful. Perfectly filmed. Very funny - not quite as moving as it could've been maybe.
- Just because I watched it again the other day and it made me cry. I liked it a lot better than I remebered.
- Another very beautiful film, wonderful score too. The only reason it's so low is it just isn't as much fun
to watch as others, something I pretty much demand in a Coen movie.
- Goddamn: another beautiful one. Very silly, very funny - wonderful Capra and His Girl Friday style referencing. Maybe just too silly to be higher on the list, and the plot is very forced.Oh Brother
- I don't enjoy watching it as a whole too much - it works wonderfully in parts. It's beautiful (once more) and intermittantly hilarious, but feels like a very similar - and less funny - dynamic as TBL.
- This is only so low because I haven't watched it for ages: I need to do so again soon. I remember thinking it was lacking in that Coen look, but I may be wrong...
Phew. That was fun. Now I have to go watch them again.