by Tavis, May 30, 2005 3:29 PM
Arguably the most talented filmmaking siblings around, the Coens have blessed the cinema with their unique blend of dark humor, kinetic insanity, and mid-western values. To open one of their screenplays is to behold some of the finest screenwriting currently being produced. Perhaps most intriguing about the Coen brothers screenplays is what has been said by the actors working with them ? they never rewrite on the set. Not only is this practically unheard of in Hollywood, it also shows how organized it must be inside their heads. Surely anyone who's seen Barton Fink knows the pressures of "the life of the mind" ? the Coens perfectly capture that personification.