terry gilliam, alfred hitchcock, stanley kubrick, wes anderson. jim jarmusch, joel coen, ethan coen, hal ashby, woody allen, paul thomas anderson. werner herzog, michel gondry, martin scorsese, david lynch, jean-pierre jeunet. françois truffaut, sidney lumet.
intelligence is relative. a disk containing the memoirs of a cia agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.
dir.: ethan coen & joel coen comedy / crime / drama 2008 brad pitt / george clooney / john malkovich
facts: - the opening film of the 2008 venice film festival. - excluding the end credits’ song, the word fuck and it’s derivatives is used 62 times, mostly by osborne cox and harry pfarrer. - the building that was turned into the hardbodies gym in the film was found in paramus, new jersey. the crew did such a good job with it that locals came in to inquire about membership. - when harry goes to stay at katie cox’s house after she broke up with osbourne, he brings along a purple “ramp”, a sex tool from the liberator line. amazon link - the coen brothers said they wrote the screenplay for this film while writing the screenplay for no country for old men (2007). they would usually alternate every other day for each script. - one of the three films have been dubbed the “trilogy of idiots” by the brothers. the other two being o brother, where art thou? (2000) and intolerable cruelty (2003)