The cast of No Country for Old Men had a few things to say about what it’s like to work with the Coen Bros. Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones and company mentioned how this is the way sets are suppose to be. They talked about how the level of professionalism is surpassed by none. Sets are quiet and productive. They’re the ultimate team with the same clear vision of where they want to go with the story, but at the same time they are open to collaboration. There are never any fights, least of all between Joel and Ethan. Working with them, they said, isn’t so much like being directed by two people as it is a person with two heads. Perhaps this is why, in 2011, they were awarded the $1 million Dan David Prize for being “a creative partnership unique in the history of filmmaking.”
This is the Cinema of the Coens, Part IV.