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Clinton Cult Classics presents BLOOD SIMPLE

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Clinton Cult Classics presents BLOOD SIMPLE

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"Blood Simple" becomes a dazzling comedie noire, a dynamic, virtuoso display by a couple of talented fledgling filmmakers who give the conventions of the genre such a thorough workout that the result is a movie that's fresh and exhilarating.

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Blood Simple is a reminder that the Coens are formalist film-makers first, with keen noses for composition and taut, structured storytelling, as well as masters of black comedy.

Simran Hans, Observer (UK)

One of the boldest debuts and most watchable indie movies of the 1980s.

Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending

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BLOOD SIMPLE
Director: 
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1984
Runtime: 
99 minutes

This razor-sharp modern film noir, the first film by Joel and Ethan Coen, introduced the brothers’ inimitable black humor and eccentric sense of character, a sensibility that has helped shape the course of contemporary American cinema. Deep in the heart of Texas, a sleazy bar owner suspects his wife of having an affair and hires a private detective to confirm his suspicions—only to have the crosshairs turned back on himself. Playfully shot by Barry Sonnenfeld and featuring a haunting score by Carter Burwell and a cunning performance by Frances McDormand, Blood Simple was a career-launching film for this ensemble and the first articulation of the precision of style that has defined the Coens’ work ever since.

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