Coen Brothers are modern anthropologists E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Sunday, 29 March 2009 16:17

I know a little Spanish and I've always been told a good way to learn a language, other than immersing yourself into the culture, is to watch soap operas.  Like B films, crappy TV is often filled with dialog consisting of simple language and very expressive gestures making it easier to figure out what's being said and what's going on.  I've never really thought of it before, but the Coen Brothers tend to show unique aspects of American life and culture through their films.  Turns out their films are being used by Koreans to help immerse themselves into American culture.

Did you know Jeff Bridges passed up the lead for Cutthroat Island? html

Raising Arizona is considered to be one of Nicholas Cage's Top 10 Films.  I don't know if that's saying a lot or not since he's not exactly known for being an awesome actor.  He often takes roles that are just kinda blah in my opinion.  I wouldn't say I dislike all his films.  I really enjoyed Weatherman, Adaptation, Lord of War and Matchstick Men.  Did you know though, that Cage is one of two actors who did not enjoy working with the Coens?  The other would be Gabriel Byrne. las-Cage-movies

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