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Episode 33 - JOEL COEN - Director (6 replies and 5 comments)

Reese Brucker
2 months ago
Reese Brucker 2 months ago

Here's the episode you’ve all been waiting for! Team Deakins sits down with long time collaborator, director Joel Coen. A great conversation that covers aspects of their experiences together as well as the importance of collaboration and letting go of defensiveness. Of course we talk about storyboards and their place in the process as well as the power of editing. We talk about the importance of casting and the way he works with actors. As well as the fact that not having a large budget can be a blessing. Joel is an incredible filmmaker and it’s amazing to hear him speak on the craft of making films. Be sure not to miss this one!

Please post further questions and discussion below.

Vanniyan
2 months ago
Vanniyan 2 months ago

Sounds nice. I am going to hear

skiphunt
2 months ago
skiphunt 2 months ago

Is this the director Ethan Cohen mentioned as a contemporary director he's impressed with?

Andrey Zvyagintsev

skiphunt
2 months ago

FYI: I'm aware this is Joel Coen... but this forum platform evidently has no way to edit a post. Or, delete one for that matter. There's a little wrench icon to the right of the post, but that only brings up a "report post" message.

Could the admin of this forum please turn on post editing and deletion please?

Mike
2 months ago

James is looking into it. You are not the only one. So sorry about that but it seems to be a software problem. I can assure you that it will be fixed.

JustinAt
2 months ago
JustinAt 2 months ago

This was a great episode! So much great info from Joel. 

The Byre
2 months ago
The Byre 2 months ago

Is this the director Ethan Cohen mentioned as a contemporary director he's impressed with?  Andrey Zvyagintsev

Yes!

This is the podcast that taught me a great deal - I've only just been able to listen, as we were filming a full technical rehearsal for a music TV show on Monday (first gig since lockdown!) followed by some stupid software driver problems on an old project that some damn fool filmed at 20fps without realising his mistake!

I loved his take on 'long' television - a beginning, a middle, another middle, more middle and then grind to a halt.  Breaking Bad sort of did OK for structure and the content was great, but the rest - oh dear!  The studios seem to ask just one question - just how long can we milk this turkey until everyone has given up on it?

After hearing about the making of 'Blood Simple' I ordered a copy of the Blu-Ray.  Sounds like my kinda film!

Baudelaire
1 month ago
Baudelaire 1 month ago

just wonderful as expected, but to be honest the whole series has been one revelation after another.

Baudelaire
1 month ago

...and watched blood simple for the first time last night.

Canuck
1 month ago
Canuck 1 month ago

If you appreciate the Coen Brothers' dry sense of humor, then track down an old DVD or a previous blu ray edition of "Blood Simple." It features a hilarious commentary track by the fictional "Kenneth Loring of Forever Young Films." The fake commentator makes bizarre statements like "This was shot upside down and backwards."

Sadly the track is not included in the recent remastered blu rays from Criterion and Studio Canal.

Baudelaire
1 month ago

whats a "dvd"?

Robert Dempsey
1 month ago

A DVD is:
DVD (abbreviation for Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed in 1995 and released in late 1996. The medium can store any kind of digital data and is widely used for software and other computer files as well as video programs watched using DVD players.

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