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    Joel and Ethan Coen tapped Barry Sonnenfeld to photograph their debut feature—a first for the cinematographer as well, as he had never shot on 35 mm film before. In May 2016, the three sat down to discuss and illustrate the film’s lighting and design, and to talk about some mistakes they felt the...

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    Author, screenwriter, and publisher Dave Eggers sat down with Joel and Ethan Coen in May 2016 to discuss the directors’ debut film, BLOOD SIMPLE—from its initial inspiration and their efforts to get its production off the ground through the complicated process of finding a distributor.

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    Actor Frances McDormand auditioned for BLOOD SIMPLE on the recommendation of her friend Holly Hunter, and the part of Abby Marty became her first feature role. In this interview from June 2016, McDormand offers insight into the Coen brothers’ creative process and discusses how the film changed he...