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.

Photo credit by IMDB and trailer by YouTube.

1 comment:

  1. Dan Zukovic's "DARK ARC", a bizarre modern noir dark comedy called "Absolutely brilliant...
    truly and completely different..." in Film Threat, was recently released on DVD and Netflix through
    Vanguard Cinema (, and is currently
    debuting on Cable Video On Demand. The film had it's World Premiere at the Montreal
    World Film Festival, and it's US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Featuring
    Sarah Strange ("White Noise"), Kurt Max Runte ("X-Men", "Battlestar Gallactica",) and
    Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy "The Last Big Thing"). Featuring the
    Glam/Punk songs "Dark Fruition", "Ire and Angst", "F.ByronFitzBaudelaire" and a
    dark orchestral score by Neil Burnett.


    ***** (Five stars) "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different...something you've never tasted
    before..." Film Threat
    "A black comedy about a very strange love triangle" Seattle Times
    "Consistently stunning images...a bizarre blend of art, sex, and opium, "Dark Arc" plays like a candy-coloured
    version of David Lynch. " IFC News
    "Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is...Don't see this movie sober!" Metroactive Movies
    "Equal parts film noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast. " American Cinematheque