Tag: Joel and Ethan Coen

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    A journalist who has written extensively on the biblical and spiritual preoccupations of directors Joel and Ethan Coen says in “True Grit” they treat the Presbyterian moral code of fourteen-year-old narrator-heroine Mattie Ross with tenderness and empathy. More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

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    Set in 1967, the story centers on a Jewish physics professor in the Midwest, Larry Gopnick, who looks to his faith to make sense of his personal and professional calamities. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch religion columnist Cathleen Falsani, author of “The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers,” discuss theological and moral themes in previous films by Joel and Ethan Coen, including “The Big Lebowski,” which has inspired its own religion. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments