Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Serious Man

I just watched the Coen brothers' newest film A Serious Man. It was excellent. As is the case with all of the Coens' work, there's a lot to ponder, and I'd like to watch this one again. As I watched Larry Gopnik try to make sense of the events unfolding in his life, I couldn't help but think of the trials of Job.

A man asks God: Why
is this happening to me?
The answer? Silence.

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  1. this may be my favorite yet.

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  2. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the only huge Coen Brothers fan who was sorely disappointed with A Serious Man. My blog readers are taking me to task with my brief dismissal of the movie; it was nominated for Best Picture; it got 88% on the Tomatometer. I'm stumped. I'm going to give it a third watching.

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  3. Anthony, I think it's the spaces between the words that make it so great--seriously. The silence, the lack of answers, the chilling existence of it all.

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