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Friday, May 28, 2010

A Serious Man

Faber & Faber have released Joel and Ethan Coen's screenplay for A Serious Man...

Hands down one of the funniest movies of 2009. You say, "Another movie about a neurotic Jew?" Well, in a tired genre, this film stands out.

As many have said, the story seems to have had its seed planted in the character of Walter in The Big Lebowski. While Walter was a gun-toting convert to Judiasm, A Serious Man's Larry Gopnik leads us through the Coen Brothers attempt to replicate their childhood in St. Louis Park on screen.

Do yourself a favor: watch the movie and read this script. Especially all you screenwriters.

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