"Its the Coen Brothers--you haven't seen it?--Shame on YOU!"
WOOHOO Its the COEN'S!I make no secret of my love of the Coen brother's movies; there's something about that Frances MacDormand that I just love.
Blood Simple is a wonderfully noir film set in Texas. There are wide shots of landscapes, pulling you into the setting just as the snow expanses did in Fargo. Dan Hedaya plays Julian Marty, a rich club owner with a beautiful wife, Abby (MacDormand.) He suspects Abby is cheating and hires a private eye to knock her and her lover off. What follows is a twisting plot worthy of any noir in the book (or on screen.) The characters are pulled and manipulated in multiple directions and the editing does a fantastic job of echoing it. Hedaya's performance is a little out of box for him, I liked watching him play a more complex character. There are the other requeset 'nutty' Coen Characters, but thats what I love about their movies. The P.I.(Walsh) is pretty slimy and Getz, as Ray, plays a great Texan. Again, the editing is wonderful. Its creative and really works to further the story. Watch for subtle techniques that set your blood pumping. Blood Simple held my attention from the beginning and had me screaming at the screen at the end. Any movie that makes me want to jump up and shake the TV shouting at the characters to " move!--MOVE!!!" is up there in my book.A tight thriller that is sure to make you feel creepy.