Premium Member Paul Bruening Posted September 20, 2008 Premium Member Share Posted September 20, 2008 I just caught Fargo on Comedy Central. What a fine movie. Something I noticed on Burn After Reading is the same that I've noticed in Fargo, Big Lebowski and Oh, Brother. The Coens will expend energy on character richness. I've inherited basic notions of script writing from the overall pile and experience of movies. Like most writers I try to keep character development trim on supporting characters. I weight the larger proportion of character development onto the principles. The Coens place what could be seen as inefficient indulgence of character richness on their supporting characters. They break those standby, unwritten rules of story telling. But, boy-howdy, can they make it work. Somehow, they can enrich their characters without being distracting. Damn, I really respect those guys. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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