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Winner of the Academy Award as the best Original Screenplay of 1996.

Set in the midst of the bleak midwinter snow drifts of the American Midwest, Fargo is a story of murder and mayhem.

Stylistically, Fargo-in its observation of a specific Minnesota community-is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the post-modernism of The Hudsucker Proxy and the baroque hallucinations o
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 6th 1996 by Faber and Faber
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Jeffrey Moll
The Coen brothers are known for their realistic dialog matching their outlandish characters so well that it's difficult to believe they are fiction. This screenplay starts with a 'spoiler' stating that this actually happened, the names have been changed to protect those involved. However, this is merely a device to grab the audience and force them into a realistic world. Jerry Lundegaard is the first main character the reader knows of. He is a sly and scheming individual that is trying to fake h ...more
By way of review, I'll quote from "The House Next Door" blogger Matt Zoller Seitz's assessment of Frances McDormand's performance from the film:

"As pregnant policewoman Marge Gunderson, McDormand is a turtle with a badge and a Holden Caulfield hat, waddling around snowy vistas, calmly demanding that everyone she encounters -- from scumbag criminals to lovelorn ex-classmates -- be as honest, dignified and professional as she is. ('I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police wor
I want to learn more about reading screenplays as literature, so I thought I would start with one of the greatest films of the last 20 years, the Coen brothers' masterpiece, Fargo. Having seen the film several times, it was easy for me to visualize the action as it unfolded, but what I really found fascinating about reading this particular piece was the beautifully concise language Coen used for direction. Furthermore, there is a lot more to this particular film than meets the eye, and when I re ...more
Jun 23, 2012 Pj rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I love the Coen Brothers work. They are great filmmakers and fantastic writers. They give each word consideration and often write the dialogue for each character as an individual. Note the scene near the beginning in which Jerry meets the two kidnappers. Each character is fully realized and has a completly different speech pattern. Fantastic. I often said that the best part of their movies is that they are so often so much fun just to listen to.
Branch Isole
This study in quirky personalities caught up in murder is one of the best twisted story plots to come along in recent years. Surviving the harsh Dakota winters is rough, but throw in drama, deceit and duplicitous behavior and we may have to wonder, Who will get out alive?

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در صورت تمایل، جهت مشخصات فیلمی که بر اساس این کتاب ساخته شده‌ است؛ می‌توانید از لینک زیر استفاده بفرمایید
Weirdly formatted (just for this book?), unlike a usual screenplay.
پر هیجان و جذاب بود. سردی فضاها در تمام صفحات حس میشد
Many people like it, but I did not like it that much.
Amazing screenplay... two thumbs way up!!1
a classic :-)
Among their best.
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Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, known together professionally as the Coen brothers, are four-time Academy Award winning American filmmakers. For more than twenty years, the pair have written and directed numerous successful films, ranging from screwball comedies (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy) to film noir (Miller's Crossing, Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn't There, No ...more
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