The Coen Brothers' Oscar-Winning work, No Country For Old Men, is now on DVD mere weeks after taking home awards for Best Picture, Best Director(s), Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Coens are personal faves of mine. Love or hate the them, you are always guaranteed a highly original trip to the cinema each and every time out. We thought the timing was perfect to take a look back through the best Coen Brothers' movies, from their genre-breaking debut in Blood Simple to their cult classic Big Lebowski and on to 2008's Best Picture, No Country For Old Men. To give you a little refresher, we've got some Coen trivia you might not know, a quote from each movie and the original trailers. Enjoy!
Blood Simple (1984)
Trivia: A teaser trailer for the film was shot by the Coens prior to production featuring legendary Sam Raimi B-movie star Bruce Campbell in the Dan Hedaya role of Julian Marty. The hard-to-find footage featured a bloody Campbell crawling up the road in the exact scene Hedaya would later recreate for the final theatrical version.
Quote: "Now go on ahead, y'know, complain, tell your problems to your neighbor, ask for help, 'n watch him fly. Now, in Russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else... that's the theory, anyway. But what I know about is Texas, an' down here... you're on your own."