Dec 1, 2007

meet the Coen brothers

The Onion's primer on the Coen brothers--which, given their resurgence with No Country for Old Men, was guaranteed to arrive sometime soon--is now available, and mostly excellent. One thing it misses, though, is the duo's religious aesthetic. With their persistent exploration of themes of sin, redemption, apocalypse, evil, and existence, and with much of their oeuvre showing a clash between rationalism and spiritualism--often in Gothic style--they're the closest living replicas of Flannery O'Connor.

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