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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Classic Trailers: BLOOD SIMPLE
With the latest from the Coen brothers Inside Llewyn Davis, best filmmakers in the world in my personal opinion, opening in limited release this weekend, Wednesday's Classic Film Trailers is presenting the trailer for the brothers first film, Blood Simple (1984). The first time I saw this film I was hooked. A bloody, vengeful film noir. Great performances from Frances McDormand, who is married to Joel Coen, John Getz, Dan Hedaya and eerie work from M. Emmett Walsh. Classic film noir where a jealous husband hires a P.I. to kill his wife and the man she is with. Enough said. Witty, dark and a flare for dialogue unlike any other filmmakers in the business. True independent filmmakers. The film just shows how talented the brothers are at crafting a story, direction and getting wonderful, as always, performances out of there actors. When they do crime, film noir or mystery, it is always refreshing and an appreciation of classic cinema. If you have not seen the film and are a fan of the Coen brothers, check it out promptly. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy.