Who is John Cameron? I have to admit I recognized the name but couldn’t quite place him. Well he played one of the brainstormers in The Hudsucker Proxy trying to come up with a name for the Hula Hoop. More than that he’s been a production manager, assistant director, and co-producer on several of the Coen Brothers films. Here’s a quick interview with Mr. Cameron
Fargo is the 3rd Coen Brothers film to be released on Blu-Ray to date. Not much new in the way of special features but who can resist a little 1080P action especially with Roger Deakins behind the camera. It is available now, check it out on Amazon.
ASCAP has bestowed the honor of the Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film music. Joel and Ethan Coen sent a congratulatory video for the event which took place May 11th. Burwell has scored every Coen Brothers film except O Brother, Where Art Thou? Since they collaborated on Blood Simple which happened to be Burwell and the Coens’ first film. Burwell’s upcoming films include A Serious Man and Where the Wild Things Are. If you’d like to hear more of Carter Burwell’s work check out Radio Burwell on his website.
After 3 weeks of preview performances Ethan Coen’s latest theater attempt opens today. A collection of 3 one act plays centering around life in the office. Staring Daniel Abeles, F. Murray Abraham, Brennan Brown, Aya Cash, John Bedford Lloyd, Daniel London, Mary McCann, Joey Slotnick, Greg Stuhr, C.J. Wilson, and Daniel Yelsky. Here are a couple early reviews.
Tim Blake Nelson’s latest film American Violet had a limited release on April 17th. Though he’s only been in the one Coen Brothers movie he’s still one of my favorite characters. Here’s an interview he did where the Coens come up.