Sunday, November 21, 2010

Coen Brothers - Fargo (1996)

Fargo is definitely one of my favorite movies. It’s a cult movie, one of everybody’s favorite. A crime-comedy of Coen Brothers, produced, written and directed by them. They are also within my favorite directors list. Even there is not much to say about their cinematography, after watching Fargo third time; I thought it is the right time to write about it.
Fargo is a combination of a great plot, memorable characters, nice soundtrack, exaggerated accents of North Dakota and Minnesota regions and snowy landscapes... The first part of the movie is like giving background information about the story: who is who, personalities of the characters, the cruel weather conditions of Minnesota and its freezing abandoned landscapes.

The second part of the movie, the part I love, starts with the appearance of Frances McDormand as the pregnant police officer who has to investigate the crimes.Frances McDormand is an astonishing actress and also got the Best Actress Academy Award for this role. She is also the wife of the director, Joel Coen. Once, when it is asked on how she got the role in this movie, she answers “The fact that I'm sleeping with the director may have something to do with it.” :) I saw her in other movies of Coen’s. In either way, she is a very successful character actress. She knows how to blend herself with the character realistically. Also, there is this consistency of the actors Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare. I can’t think of any better combination of these two actors to replace the two outlaw criminals.
Fargo doesn’t disappoint the usual expectations from a Coen movie. Everything, all of a sudden, goes in a terribly complicated way :)
And white images of the region saturate the screen with its melancholic and cruel music.
Fargo is a special, well written, well shot, virtually satisfying movie. Don’t miss it ! ;)

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