A few of my favorite filmmakers gathered at the Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s newly opened Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center this weekend. Joel and Ethan Coen had a conversation with Noah Baumbach regarding the openings of their films, specifically No Country For Old Men, Blood Simple, Margot at the Wedding, The Big Lebowski, Greenberg, A Serious Man, Burn After Reading, and The Squid and the Whale.
We shared the few spare details the Coens discussed about their next music-related film, but now we have the entire one-hour-plus video of the conversation. The topics range from Tony Scott influences to The Tree of Life to Sidney Lumet and much, much more. I highly recommend checking it out below (via the official Film Lincoln site) in today’s Daily Distraction.
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