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Halcyon+On+On
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Registered: Sep 2004
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I can see how 99% of people who see it will absolutely despise it. It offers absolutely no resolution. It's perfect that way.


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Registered: Oct 2004
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Oh and plus one on Lynch being fucking awesome. Watched Twin Peaks first time when I was like 6, used to hide under the blankets when Bob would show up. Then watched it again, and again...It's been a almost two years since the last time, so I might just do it again

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LeopoldStotch
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Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Yawbs,Giaks,and Automobiles

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Originally posted by Halcyon+On+On
I can see how 99% of people who see it will absolutely despise it. It offers absolutely no resolution. It's perfect that way.


I remember coming out of the theater, there were some mixed reactions. i say 1/3 were not satisfied with the ending, another 1/3 thought the movie was rubbish because the movie didn't really touch up on professor gopnik's situation, and the conclusion with his problems (in school with the student and at home), and the last 1/3 gave an applause. i was a part of that group. the movie was amazing.

btw, my favorite part(s) was when the son(Danny) kept on calling Prof Gopnik, even though he seperated from his wife, about the TV not working, and having to get the antenna fixed.


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I laughed throughout the entire movie. The way the jew preteens used fucker in every sentence and just smoked pot all the time, the way the jewish professor stuck his ass out when he was writing on the chalk board.

It was brilliantly idiosyncratic and I adored every minute of it. The film sidles the perfect line between comedy and tragedy, exactly in the same way that life itself does. The ending was ambiguous because the uncertainty of God is as well. That's just what they were on about with the uncertainty principle, Schroedinger, etc. If there was something so base as a "message" in it, I felt it was that life is shit, God is probably surd-evil, but you can either be completely serious in the face of it all, or appreciate the humour of futility.


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I also think A Serious Man is ridiculously underrated. The more I think about it, the more it strikes me as my favorite Coen movie ever. I'm not sure, however, how non-Jews would be able to fully appreciate many parts of it, from the Hebrew lessons, to the dentist story to that epic Bar Mizvah scene (which you can only fully relate to if you had gone through the same procedure!). No offense, just a genuine wonderment. Anyway, as has been mentioned, the perfect balance between comedy and drama. In fact, that scene where his brother breaks down in tears at the swimming pool, crying about not letting him play poker (was that it?) really got to me. It was just shockingly real and honest.


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Their goy neighbours - the father and son - going on the hunting trip, being standoffish, etc. was fucking brilliant, I was in stitches. I am not Jewish, but my best friends and coworkers are - knowing what it's like will definitely help you appreciate the humour.

The brother was so fucking funny. The glimpse of his notebook that could basically predict the future, and the very brief mention that it actually worked, was hilarious.


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yeah up there for me as fav Coen bros film. my top 5 as of now is:

No Country For Old Men
A Serious Man
Fargo
Burn After Reading
The Hudsucker Proxy


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Did you ever see Barton Fink? That one is definitely in my top 5. Though I've not seen The Hudsucker Proxy.


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i have seen Barton Fink, and i thought it was a good film, but not great. i think during this time, the Coen brothers were trying to find their niche (Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink), and felt it was too experimental. may need to watch it again.

btw, The Hudsucker Proxy is hillarious. it's a nice slapstick comedy against corporate business totem poles.


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Acquiring it as we speak.


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Did you ever see Barton Fink? That one is definitely in my top 5. Though I've not seen The Hudsucker Proxy.


barton fink is a sick movie , it put john turturro on my book as a great actor as well


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Registered: May 2006
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If there was something so base as a "message" in it, I felt it was that life is shit, God is probably surd-evil, but you can either be completely serious in the face of it all, or appreciate the humour of futility.


There was so much in this movie. For me, the message was the advice the old rabbi gave to Danny: "Be a good boy and listen to Jefferson Airplane" which I translated as "Don't do anything you would be ashamed of and have somebody to love." It was actually quite powerful in its simplicity and I liked the way they put it.

Larry's problem was his passivity, notice how many times in the film he just shouts hopelessly "But I didn't do anything!". All he wanted to know was why all these bad things are happening to him, but didn't even listen to what everyone told him. He just needed to "accept the mystery" and move on, and perhaps change his perspective on life.

I was a bit worried I wouldn't get the movie as a non-Jew but I ended up loving it.



Recently watched Vinyan and I Come With The Rain, both highly recommended.


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