Two of the greatest creative minds of my lifetime. The Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan, serve as both benchmarks of stylistic consistency, and testaments to how style can be manipulated into different genre forms.
In their Hollywood pursuits, these two men have always worn their hearts on their sleeve, and have produced art that is unapologetically true to who they are as filmmakers. Blazing the path for hundreds of creative minds in the future.
Recently, I revisited a number of their films and got just a glimpse of what it must be like to live in the mind of such masters of the form. To always be able to establish a distinguishable tone, while also being stylistic chameleons is baffling and something all filmmakers hope to be able to accomplish. Two of their films, Blood Simple and Inside Llewyn Davis, specifically encapsulate the consistent nature of their careers from beginning to end.