As Jeff Bridges’ The Dude in The Big Lebowski would say: woah. Celebrating the Coen brothers’ regular entwining of cinema and song, film mag Little White Lies are currently staging an exhibition, ‘One Night Only’, displaying specially commissioned gig poster interpretations of Coen classics like ‘Fargo’ and ‘Barton Fink’ at their 71 Gallery in Leonard Street, London. The exhibition runs until Saturday February 1 but in case you can’t make it down yourself, check out the designs below.
The director duo’s latest, Inside Llweyn Davis opened this weekend in UK cinemas, ending months of anticipation for both music and film fans, who’ve been looking forward to the darkly comic tale of a musician struggling to make it in 1960s New York ever since it debuted to rave reviews in May at Cannes. The movie, the pair’s first centered directly around music and featuring contributions from Marcus Mumford as well as regular collaborator T Bone Burnett, seems a logical step forward for the director duo, who have long been known for their great soundtracks – 2000’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? OST sold over 8 million copies and, incredibly, picked up the Best Album prize at the 2002 Grammys.
Check out this week’s NME for our review of the film, as well as an interview with the film’s music supervisor T Bone Burnett.
Blood Simple by Dan Mumford
Barton Fink by Crispin Finn
Fargo by Joe Wilson
Inside Llewyn Davis by Telegramme
The Ladykillers by Little Friends of Printmaking
O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Luke Drozd
Top image: The Big Lebowski by Chris Delo