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WCCO.com has a brief news report about the shooting of A Serious Man dealing with some of the Minnesota residents who have given over their homes to the production. It’s a fun and interesting piece outlining how the crew have been able to make the modern houses and streets look like they’re in the 1960’s. The clip shows Larry Gopnick (the serious man of the title played by Michael Stuhlbarg) having a little fender bender, talks about a nude scene taking place on a porch (ooo-err!), shows the Coen brothers at work and also mentions that the procudtion is three days ahead of schedule, which is ace.
You can watch the clip here (don’t bother reading the article as it’s pretty much just a transcription of the video).
WCCO.com has a brief report on the first day of shooting on the Coen’s next movie, A Serious Man. The piece is about the transformation of the local Key’s Cafe to fit with the movie’s setting of the late 60’s. The extras are all in period dress and there’s a lot of 60’s cars too. You can watch the video segment here and see 12 on-set photos below. Ethan seems to be busy but no sign of Joel…
Home Again: Coens Filming in Minnesota
Sep 29, 3:44 PM (ET)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Will the Coen brothers ever return to their native Minnesota to film another movie? Yeah sure, you betcha! Joel and Ethan Coen haven’t made a movie in Minnesota since their 1996 Oscar-winning “Fargo,” but come March they plan to roll cameras for “A Serious Man,” set in their home town of St. Louis Park, a Minneapolis suburb.
The brothers helped scout locations this summer, said Lucinda Winter, executive director of the Minnesota Film and TV Board.
“They looked in Richfield, Brooklyn Center, maybe Hopkins – neighborhoods that would match the one they grew up in,” she said.
The film is about a Jewish college professor during the 1960s. According to the online entertainment journal FilmJerk.com, the main character is bedeviled by children who lift his wallet, a wife who wants a divorce, an intense grad student and a hot neighbor who sunbathes in the nude. With all of that, “he starts to question the value of life.”
It’s not autobiographical but is based on the Coen brothers’ experiences here, said Bob Graf, one of the film’s executive producers and also a native Minnesotan.
Graf said it’s important to capture the uniqueness of Twin Cities suburbs.
“It’s just plain different,” Graf said Friday from New York.
Thanks to Juan on the brand new forum for the news. Also the new forum’s debut post, may there be many more.