The Hudsucker Proxy is a magnificent failure. It failed in that its legacy is not that of being the movie that propelled Joel & Ethan Coen into the mai…
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Among filmmakers who come up in the indie world there is sometimes a moment in which they’re given an opportunity to prove that they’re capable of maki…
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In 2001 Sam Raimi was a perfectly respectable film director. He made movies that people paid money to see and made their budgets back at the box office…
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Depending on what time zone you were in, on either the late hours of February 25 or the very early morning of February 26 of 1995, a comedic masterpiec…
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While talking on the NPR culture interview program “Bullseye” about his role as the title character in the Coens’ 2019 anthology western The Ballad of …
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Do you want to know how you don’t make a period piece? This is how you don’t make a period piece: This is a still from Ryan Murphy’s 2020 Netflix minis…
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As Old Moses delivers his final monologue on the legacy of Norville Barnes and Hudsucker Industries at the end of The Hudsucker Proxy, he delivers one …
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The Hudsucker Proxy is a kind of collage of pastiches in its composition. Between its plot points of a big business whose leadership is in turmoil crib…
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The montage in The Hudsucker Proxy in which the Hula Hoop is developed is the greatest montage of the Coen brothers’ filmography. The great irony of th…
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It is a reasonable assumption to think that someone silly enough to devote a year to writing essays about a single film knows everything there is to kn…
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An excellent summation of the films that influenced The Hudsucker Proxy’s creation is that it has a Frank Capra plot but with characters and dialogue b…
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One can understand that Joel & Ethan Coen are great fans of Preston Sturges without watching a frame of their movies. One merely needs to be familiar w…
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