Joel Coen

Ethan Coen Open to Making Another Movie with Joel Coen: ‘None of These Decisions Are Definitive’

Click here to read the full article. Joel and Ethan Coen have not made a movie together since 2018’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” and the longtime collaborators seem to be taking their film careers in increasingly different directions. Joel flew solo behind the camera for last year’s acclaimed Shakespeare drama “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” while Ethan Coen directed the new documentary “Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind” and is gearing up to shoot a currently untitled lesbian road trip comedy that he wrote with his wife Tricia Cooke. The two brothers have not announced any future projects, leading many to speculate...
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Frances McDormand, Joel Coen to Deliver Masterclasses at Ponta Lopud Festival – Global Bulletin

Click here to read the full article. FESTIVAL The second edition of the Ponta Lopud Festival (June 22-27) on the island of Lopud, near Dubrovnik, Croatia, will feature masterclasses from Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Joel Coen. “At this point in our professional lives, we can’t think of a better way to spend the warm days of summer than in conversation about the process of filmmaking and the love of film watching with a group of other filmmakers on an island in the Adriatic Sea,” said McDormand and Coen. Participants at this year’s edition include filmmakers Tamara Kotevska (“Honeyland”), Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović...
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Joel Coen Kept Denzel Washington On His Toes While Rehearsing The Tragedy Of Macbeth

If you have ever performed in a play, whether it was for school, community theatre, or even professionally, you are all too aware of the importance of an ensemble. The old adage of "no small parts" rings enormously true when in the thick of a production where the work of every single person around you is required to have the show reach its full potential. And if by chance someone falters for some reason, the rest of the company is there to help lift up that person because they know how crucial that person is to what the show is.

George Clooney Reveals The Note He Got From Joel Coen That Totally Got Him Through His First O Brother, Where Art Thou? Scene

Sometimes, one simple line of direction from a filmmaker to an actor can completely shape a performance, changing something from abysmal to entertaining. One peek into the mindset of a storyteller can officially get actor and director on the same page, and serve as the final puzzle piece that snaps into place, freeing an actor to finally let their flag fly. This happened for George Clooney, a proven talent and an Oscar winner, when he was preparing to play one third of the brothers at the heart of Joel and Ethan Coen’s broad comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? Yes, Clooney bombed his signing audition for the movie, but he figured the rest of the story out. So, what was it that Joel said to get Clooney on the right path?

Denzel Washington Tried To Learn As Much As He Could From Director Joel Coen, But Totally Got Bamboozled Once

Learning on set is something Denzel Washington has used to his advantage. He’s taken every opportunity to learn from great directors to help him in his directing career. Of course, working with Joel Coen on The Tragedy of Macbeth was no different for the two-time Oscar winner, but there was one moment where Washington posing a question led to him being bamboozled by Coen.
Idaho State Journal

Denzel and Joel Coen capture Shakespeare's brooding unease in 'The Tragedy of Macbeth'

Released in a limited theatrical run last year for awards consideration, Joel Coen’s Shakespearean adaptation, “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” is now available to stream on Apple TV. The film sees the legendary filmmaking duo separated for the first time in their 35-year run, resulting in a less mannered, somber adaptation of the Scottish play that drips with art-house style.

Joel Coen: ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Academy Award winning director and writer Joel Coen, whose latest film is “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” currently streaming on Apple TV+. This is Coen’s solo directorial debut. He shared the Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars with his brother Ethan for their 2010 adaptation of “No Country for Old Men.” Coen talks about playing with the line between theater and cinema for the adaptation of “Macbeth.” He says watching previous film adaptations of the play was helpful in determining what he did and did not want his film to be. And he talks about how casting his wife Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington as the leads led to a small but significant change in the story.
Apple Insider

'The Tragedy of Macbeth' is a horror story, says filmmaker Joel Coen

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. — Writer/director Joel Coen hopes that streaming his critically acclaimed "The Tragedy of Macbeth" movie onApple TV+ will bring it to audiences who might not have given it a shot.
Daily Reflector

Joel Coen tackles Shakespeare’s 'Macbeth'

The Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan) are fascinated with storytelling — so fascinated that their movies have jumped from genre to genre. Look back over some of your favorites: “Blood Simple” was a neo-noir crime story. “Raising Arizona” was absurdist comedy. “Miller’s Crossing” was a gangster pic. “O Brother Where Art Thou” was mythology retold. “Intolerable Cruelty” was a war-of-the-sexes rom-com. “Burn After Reading” was a spy story. “A Serious Man” was a dramedy that Woody Allen would have been proud of. “True Grit” was a western remake. “Inside Llewyn Davis” looked at the ‘60s folk music scene. “Hail, Caesar” was a comedy about Hollywood’s Golden Era. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” was an anthology western film.

Linda Cook review: Joel Coen makes ‘Macbeth’ into a cinematic masterpiece

So much is superlative about this version of “the Scottish play.” You could say director Joel Coen has created a cinematic masterpiece of a masterpiece. “The Tragedy of Macbeth” stars Denzel Washington as the title character and Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth, she who eggs her husband on to disaster.