Movie's ratings

    3

    " What’s in his head"
    Country
    Runtime 1 hr 57 min
    Budget $9 000 000
    Premiere: World August 20, 1991
    Box Office – Budget – $2 846 061
    Premiere: USA $6 153 939 August 8, 1991
    theaters 189
    rollout 131 days
    Digital: World September 18, 2012
    Parental Advisory Frightening & Intense Scenes, Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking, Violence & Gore, ...
    • Frightening & Intense Scenes

      average

    • Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

      average

    • Violence & Gore

      average

    • Profanity

      few

    • Sex & Nudity

      few

    Production Companies Working Title FilmsCircle Films

    Description

    A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

    Сast and Crew

    Production

    In 1989, film-makers Joel and Ethan Coen began writing the script for a film eventually released as Miller's Crossing. The many threads of the story became complicated, and after four months they found themselves lost in the process. Although biographers and critics later referred to it as writer's block, the Coen brothers rejected this description. "It's not really the case that we were suffering from writer's block," Joel said in a 1991 interview, "but our working speed had slowed, and we were eager to get a certain distance from Miller's Crossing." They went from Los Angeles to New York and began work on a different project.

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    Watched

    What’s the worst thing for an artist? – creative crisis. And when he also drives you to madness, it’s already creepy. Here there is a satire on Hollywood and a thriller with elements of surrealism, even Polanski is felt, and not only him. True postmodernism. Translated to English

    Watched

    At the same time, the film is about the creative crisis of the author/creator, about stupidity and arrogance, about isolation from simple life, about the clash of commerce and creativity, the harsh times of producer cinema and the death of art. In short, a treasure trove of meanings, one of the most difficult Coen films. Translated to English

    Watched

    The film is far from my understanding of the word "comedy", but watching such a surreal mind fuck about creativity is something (I was even scared!). The Coens, of course, do not give answers to the questions. Translated to English