The Brothers Grim: The Films of Ethan and Joel Coen
AUTHOR

THE BROTHERS GRIM: THE FILMS OF ETHAN AND JOEL COEN

PUBLISHER
Scarecrow Press
DATE
May 2007


SCROLL DOWN

AUTHOR

FROM GRADUATE THESIS

Double-concentrating in both screenwriting and history/theory/criticism as a graduate student at Columbia University's film school, I wrote my graduate thesis on "Fargo" and "Blood Simple." The Coen brothers' astute, quirky storytelling fascinated me as an English lit major ever-fascinated by what makes stories crackle and tick.

TO TRADE PUBLISHING

Expanding on and reworking my honors thesis written for my MFA from Colubmia University, I toned down the academese and transformed the two=chapter dissertation into a general reader title.

SCARECROW PRESS

In May 2007 the book was published by Scarecrow Press, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. (More on the book coming soon.)

...well written and engaging.

American Reference Books Annual March 2008

Rowell examines [the Coen brothers] with greater concentration than the typical scattershot making-of or makers-of commentary, and even announces something like an analytical framework to apply to the films.

Film International 2008

Rowell's writing benefits from her obvious passion for the art of filmmaking; personal highlights include her discussion of love and a closeted fedora in Miller's Crossing (1990), the "fiction and fact pull" of Fargo (1996), and the subversion of war-speak in The Big Lebowski (1998).

The Brooklyn Rail November 2007
NHPR Interview
Audio not supported on your device
New Hampshire Public Radio, Front Porch
BBC Report on the Coen Brothers
Audio not supported on your device
BBC Newshour
To the Best of Our Knowledge
Audio not supported on your device
Wisconsin Public Radio
Spout
Audio not supported on your device
Spout's Film Couch Podcast