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Joel Coen's Profile

Brief about Joel Coen: By info that we know Joel Coen was born at 1954-11-29. And also Joel Coen is American Director.

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Sometimes, in certain stories, I think we know at the outset essentially what the tone is going to be, or it becomes important that we're groping toward some kind of story with a certain kind of tone that we both get somehow. But I don't think how that's combined with other elements is ever in any way overtly discussed.

Tags: Both, Sometimes, Story

The characters are the result of two things-first, we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue, then they happen all over again, when the actor interprets them.

Tags: Actor, Again, Happen

The point at which we worked with some of these actors, they weren't really stars yet. Nicolas Cage was not a big star when we did Raising Arizona. A lot of these people were also virtually unknown, too, when we worked with them first.

Tags: Big, Point, Stars

Usually, I don't want to sit down and listen to the director gas on about his movie. I just can't actually imagine myself sitting down and having that much to say.

Tags: Actually, Listen, Movie

We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there's a shot from the bumper of a car and it's going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment.

Tags: Car, Perfect, Simple

We've been remarkably lucky in that we've been free to make the movies we've wanted to make the way we've wanted to make them. They've all been made for a price.

Tags: Free, Movies, Wanted

When we do a movie with the studios, they wouldn't be asking us to do it, I don't think, if it was a movie they wanted to get into themselves. What you see is what you get with us, so they let us do what we want to do.

Tags: Movie, Themselves, Wanted

When you do a writing job for a studio, one of the things you want to do is satisfy the expectations of your employer. That's a little bit different than when you sit down and write something to satisfy yourself, because then you're the employer.

Tags: Job, Writing, Yourself

You love all your characters, even the ridiculous ones. You have to on some level; they're your weird creations in some kind of way. I don't even know how you approach the process of conceiving the characters if in a sense you hated them. It's just absurd.

Tags: Love, Sense, Weird

You're doing it to make the character as specific as possible, so that it's a specific individual that you're talking about, not that whole class of people.

Tags: Character, Possible, Whole

I've never really understood that. It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow-that to me is kind of inexplicable.

Tags: Characters, Funny, Sometimes

People that have been interested in our work for awhile... those are the last people you want to disappoint.

Tags: Interested, Last, Work

I guess there's a certain amount of poking fun at certain characters, but that's because there is something amusing about them or about the way they behave, so I guess you can say that that's poking fun at the character. But the character is your own invention, so who cares?

Tags: Character, Characters, Fun

Barton Fink got written very quickly, in about three weeks. I don't know what that means.

Tags: Means, Three, Written

I always admired Stanley Kubrick for the fact that he managed to beat the system somehow. I think he kind of had it all figured out.

Tags: Beat, Fact, System

I couldn't have been happier with the relationship we had with Disney, it couldn't have been easier.

Tags: Disney, Easier, Happier

I guess it beats throwing trash for a living.

Tags: Guess, Living, Trash

I think when you watch the dailies, the film that you shoot every day, you're very excited by it and very optimistic about how it's going to work.

Tags: Excited, Film, Work

If the material is challenging, it forces you to challenge yourself when handling it.

Tags: Challenge, Material, Yourself

It's almost like a genre rule: Don't Open The Box.

Tags: Almost, Open, Rule