What was the movie fargo about

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what was the movie fargo about

Fargo by Joel Coen

As expected, I loved reading this script because I absolutely love the film of which it is the script. At this point, I have seen Fargo something around at least fifteen times and I simply never tire of it. It’s definitely among my top 3-5 favourite films (which is saying something considering how many films I watch and how many favourites I have), and at this point much of the dialogue and many of the visuals have been memorized by me. Reading this script is so much fun and a great lesson for anyone interesting in writing screenplays or really just writing in general. The dialogue here is so perfectly constructed throughout, every character is fleshed out in both obvious and subtle ways, many of which are revealed exclusively in how they speak. The clashing personalities and mannerisms of the many memorable characters populating the film explode into bloody violence, black humour, and unique drama. There are two or three scenes here that were not included in the final film, and those were fascinating, if brief. They were not essential and, for pacing reasons, it may be wise that the Coens did not include them, but it’s still fun to see a little bit more of the characters if only so briefly. Also, there’s a rather interesting foreword by Ethan Coen that, among whatever else, is certainly...”Coenesque.”
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Fargo - Framing Relationships - CRISWELL - Cinema Cartography

Dontcha know it's been 20 years since " Fargo " was released?
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Fargo (film)

The telephone rings at 3 a. He'll make her eggs. We see the them eating on a Formica table in the kitchen; steps lead down to the back door. He stays at the table as she goes outside. Then she returns, his head tilting as he hears her.

A man drives through a bleak, snowy landscape towing a Cutlass Ciera. It's Jerry Lundegaard, a sales manager at an Oldsmobile dealership in Minneapolis. He's arranged for them to kidnap his wife Jean back in Minnesota in order to extort ransom money from his father-in-law, Wade Gustafson. He promises them a cut of the ransom money—and the brand new Ciera, which he stole from his own company's lot. A foolproof scheme, yah?

Fargo is a British-American neo-noir black comedy thriller film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that ensue after a desperate car salesman William H. Macy hires two criminals Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law Harve Presnell. The film was an international co-production between the United States and United Kingdom. A critical and commercial success, Fargo received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. The film was selected in for preservation in the National Film Registry of the United States by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"—one of only six films so designated in its first year of eligibility. A Coen-produced FX television series of the same name , inspired by Fargo and taking place in the same fictional universe , premiered in and received critical acclaim.

Then it rotates its story through satire, comedy, suspense and violence, until it emerges as one of the best films I've ever seen. To watch it is to experience steadily mounting delight, as you realize the filmmakers have taken enormous risks, gotten away with them and made a movie that is completely original, and as familiar as an old shoe - or a rubbersoled hunting boot from Land's End, more likely.
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Sign in. Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson., At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.




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