sebuah rencana yang berubah menjadi chaos sepertinya menjadi plot cerita kesukaan Coen Brothers seperti The Big Lebowski, Fargo, dan film ini, The Man Who Wasn't There. Tidak ada penyesalan dalam diri Ed Crane. Ed Crane adalah seorang eksistensialis. Semua hal yang dihadapinya diterima secara afirmatif. Bukan sikap fatalistik, namun Ed Crane berkata YA kepada kehidupan. Ia menerima takdir hidupnya dengan lapang dada
This is an interesting character study about a man, who is a sort of spectator. From the distance, he's watching his very own life, in a way, as if he has nothing to do with it, without any personal concern. BBT is splendidly visualizing a man who is emotionless & invisible. A typical Coen movie, nicely shot, with attention to every detail, about the curiosities, absurdities, pecuilarities & uniqueness of life.
Like other Coen Brothers movie as usual, this movie contained unique characters, strange humor, and some twists and turns. I think they were very ambitious to make a crazy-plot movie. Unfortunately, it made this movie lacks of focus. Still, it's a good movie...
"Literary" in that there are a lot of words and the words don't explain the images as much as interact with them, but also really funny. Performances are top notch. "Have you ever thought about how hair grows? It's a part of us, but then we just cut it off, and throw it away. I'm going to mix this hair in with the dirt." Also, perfect title.
Existential narratives by their nature leave something lacking - what more can be said about the state of existence than that? This is a polished addition to those narratives, with a series of events conspiring to influence a man who'd sooner be forgotten by history. It's a gorgeous if hollow experience, typically disengaged from the world around it.
A bit too laconic for my liking. The end was anti-climactic. A tad too long, especially towards the end. Also, it had no message, no meaning. I've an inkling I'll add a star when I re-watch. Superb cinematography. Characters left when they needed to. An almost total lack of superfluity. Really solid. Just not, in the end, to my taste.