Dave Eggers and the Coen Brothers on BLOOD SIMPLE
Blood Simple • 35m
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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