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|Blood Simple (1984) - By Joel Coen|
Our Rating: 9.0
IMDb Ratings: 7.7
Genre: Crime | Thriller
Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya
Blood Simple is a 1984 crime thriller film directed by Joel Coen. Co-written by Joel and Ethan Coen, Blood Simple is also the first major collaboration of the Coen brothers. Speaking of first-timers, another person to kick start his career with the film is the cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld. The movie stars M. Emmet Walsh, John Getz, Frances McDormand, and Dan Hedaya in the major roles. Blood Simple oozes with a kind of nervous energy that one generally associates with debut works of ambitious young artists who are keen on making a lasting first impression. And remarkably the Coens succeeded in achieving just that with Blood Simple. Over the years so much has already been said and written about Coen brothers’ ingenious filmmaking style perpetuated through Blood Simple—which is now looked upon as an archetype in neo-noir crime genre—that almost everything that one says or writes today about it may sound like a cliché. And yet it would only amount to remissness if one eschews from assessing the various aspects that makes the style indispensable and Blood Simple an important work of cinema. Before proceeding any further it’s essential to shed some light on the movie’s deceptively simple plot.
|M. Emmet Walsh as the Private Detective Loren Visser in Blood Simple|
|Frances McDormand as Julian Marty in Blood Simple|
|Dan Hedaya as Julian Marty Blood Simple|
|Blood Simple: A man buried alive|
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Blood Simple (1984) Trailer
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