Inside Llewyn Davis – The Coen Brothers

‘We understand Llewyn not so much based on what he says but by the visual cues, his songs, and character traits. Cars whooshing by; the ambient crunch of snow as he ploughs on shuddering and shivering in the howling, freezing wind.’

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Inside Llewyn Davis Ulysses CatInside Llewyn Davis is about a folk singer trying, but not very successfully to make it ‘big’ in the early 1960s Greenwich Village. Llewyn is a lost man trapped inside a beastly world where its unremittingly bad karma pounds down hard on him. He is a loser who keeps on losing.  We toil with Llewyn;  just hoping he has a warm coat and that someone will answer the doorbell when he rings.

Coen BrosCo-director, Ethan Coen recently said, “It’s more interesting for me as an audience member to see a movie about a loser”. Joel Coen added, “We gave him a lot of crosses to bear.”

We understand Llewyn not so much based on what he says but by the visual cues, his songs, and character traits. Cars whooshing by; the ambient crunch of snow as he ploughs on shuddering and shivering in the howling, freezing wind.

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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