A page with pictures of people sitting behind desks. It is respectable (and even logical) to feel more interested in a dead rat in a field.
Things change if we add the cinema element to the equation: all those people are actors, and all office photographs belong to the filmography of the same director. Directors and screenwriters in this case: the Coen brothers, known worldwide not only for their fabulous movies, but also for a rare gift.
The Coen brothers have shown in each of their films an unquestionable love for their supporting characters., coming to provide them with a depth and interest for the viewer at the height of a main character. What for others is an annoyance, in the personal world of the Coens it becomes an opportunity; most of the time, sitting across from a desk, table, or counter.
Whether because of their appearance, their mannerisms or because of the amount of data (unrelated to the plot) that they usually release without any filter, the secondary characters of the Coen brothers they are the icing on the cake in the process of creating a singular and at the same time believable world, of each one of his films. His most recent work The Ballad of Buster Scruggs it is perhaps the most superlative example of the phenomenon given its episodic nature.
Part of the reason why they are so interesting is because, in most cases, these secondary shielded on his desk have something that the protagonist wants. By acting as a stop in the life trajectory of the hero of the story, the personal idiosyncrasy of these secondary characters is charged with electricity. In Chet's case, Barton Fink, the border between the two characters is the counter of the unforgettable hotel where the good Fink would extinguish the flames of creativity and writing.
Lebowski, Lewyn Davis, Intolerable Cruelty…
If you are a lover of the Coen movies, you probably remember the true Lebowski Lebowski, the lovable old Korean War veteran. Or the police chief of the "quiet family community" of Malibu who throws a cup at Lebowski in the head. You may even be able to put a face to the funeral home employee (with only one scene in the entire film), who remains in the memory thanks to his appearance, his speech and the way in which these elements are combined with the evolution of the story. scene.
And now guess what those secondary characters have in common.
Given the premise of Inside Levin Davis, the concept of the office understood as a hostile element acquires a superlative role. In this wonderful (and insufficiently commented) tribute to dreams, to maturity and to music understood as art that is Inside Levin Davis, all the desktop characters represent an obstacle for the protagonist, a failed singer who no longer knows what to do or who to talk to in order to build his musical career. AND Intolerable cruelty? Is anyone capable of not remembering the great chief rabbi despite, again, appearing in a single scene?
Thanks to everycharacteractorbehindadeskinacoenbrothersfilm.com (descriptive title and to the point where they exist) we can know the name of those actors that, without knowing very well why, we are unable to forget. It is not known who is behind this project, since the only additional information that one can read on the web are its acronyms: ECAB to D.in to CBF The rest is a black background, photographs and a quote for each scene.
Every character actor behind a desk in a coen brothers film
If a character from the Coens had taken to setting up a sitting web, he would certainly have done so.