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Illustration of Origin of Modern American Society through Coen Brothers: Focused on (코엔형제가 그린 미국 현대사회의 기원: <더 브레이브>를 중심으로)

  • Yoon, Soo-In
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.8
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    • pp.654-666
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    • 2017
  • is a 1968 western novel by Charles Portis. The novel was adapted for screenplay of the 1969 movie of the same name directed by Henry Hathaway. In 2010, Coen brothers directs, writes, and produces the second adaptation of Portis's novel writing most of the script. Of nineteen films directed by Coen brothers, only and are adapted from novel. (released as in Korea), is the only remake of an existing film by Coen brothers. The story plot of the novel or the 1969 or 2010 do not differ greatly, however by emphasizing on different subjects, the character development is slightly altered and in the end, all three are perceived as unique. By comparing what each story is trying to emphasis, examining different cinematic devices, and how it relates to previous worldviews of modern America seen through Coen brothers, portrays a dark society continuously consuming and while illustrating origin of problematic American society.

Analysis of Coen Brothers's Directing Style: Centering around Crime Movies (코엔 형제의 연출 스타일 분석 :범죄 영화를 중심으로)

  • Lee, Jeong-Gook
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.10 no.6
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    • pp.236-248
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    • 2010
  • Through this thesis, I analyzed Coen brothers's directing style centering around Crime movies: Blood simple, Barton Fink, Fargo, The man who wasn't thers, No country for old man. About directing style of Coen brothers, plot is an epic depiction, habitual use of narration, refusal of happy ending. They concern subject matters about human original nature and tragedy by greed. And as motifs, they often use misunderstanding, crossing over, chase. Also they likes characters of ordinary people who is destroyed by greed. How about their technical style? They usually use steady-cam and wide lens in camera, and in his early crime movies he used expressionistic lights, but after that they usually used realistic natural lights. About sound, they likes more sound effects than music. Also they directed realistic acting and emphasized actor's personality. Coen brothers has been directed many crime movies and comedy films. But their unique directing style was particularly outstanding in the crime movies

Open Ending and Incomprehensibility in Film: Focused on the Films of the Coen Brothers (영화의 열린 결말과 불가해성: 코엔 형제의 영화를 중심으로)

  • Chang, Woo-Jin
    • Proceedings of the Korea Contents Association Conference
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    • pp.83-84
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    • 2013
  • 이 연구는 코엔 형제 영화의 열린 결말이 작품의 주제와 어떻게 연관되는지, 그리고 그러한 열린 방식으로 내러티브를 종결시킬 수 있게 하는 서사 논리가 무엇인지 논의한다. <바톤 핑크>(1991), <노인을 위한 나라는 없다>(2007), <시리어스 맨>(2009) 등 코엔 형제의 열린 결말 영화들은 모두 '불확실성'에 관한 영화이다. 이 불확실성은 부조리하고 아이러니컬한 세상의 불가해성과 그것에 대한 캐릭터의 이해 불능으로 나타난다. 코엔 형제의 영화들은 바로 이러한 세계의 불가해성에 대한 논증의 내러티브이며, 이들의 열린 결말은 플롯과 논증의 중층 구조에서 스토리 문제의 해결이 아니라 논증의 완결을 추구한 결과이다.

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A study of expressing social agenda in feature film (Focusing on the Coen brother's film "A big lebowski (1998)) (상업 영화 속 사회의제 표현에 대한 분석 (코엔형제의 영화 "위대한 레보스키(1998)"를 중심으로))

  • Lee, Tae-hoon
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.15 no.6
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    • pp.399-406
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    • 2017
  • Contrary to the fact that the old films contain artistic and include contemporary literature, religion, and philosophy, latest films are produced with focusing on external interesting composition and sensational scene. A good movie emotionally express the directors' topic message exuding from an interesting story, and empathize with the social agenda which shows a sharp look of the directors' on contemporary social aspect. In the movies of the Coen brothers, it seems like an entertainment movie as typical black comedy genre through irony and happening, but in fact, it inserts a lot of social problems in the film to show that they cynically express their social agenda from a contemplative view. In their movie "The Big Lebowski (1998)", it seems like they are creating comical content through the main characters' unaffected attitude. However, it is director's excellent director of the sub-text that expresses American social issues such as Vietnam war, post-modernism and an obscurantist policy and au fond the comedy about the historical facts of mass production of social maladjustment into black comedy. We expect to contribute to make a step forward in the Korea film industry by analyzing such movies that has the cultural power of influence.