Music Of ‘llewyn Davis’ Reveals Coens’ Version Of America

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MORE: Cat breaks out at Cannes as star of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ HOLIDAY MOVIE CALENDAR: December With a lively mixture of old and new material, the concert reflected the way that Inside Llewyn Davis exists in the context of a much larger musical world that the Coens have created over the course of 30 years of making movies. The siblings’ best works, from their early film noir tale Blood Simple through their Cormac McCarthy adaptation No Country for Old Men, root the struggles of desperate men and women in the lonely, expansive landscape of the American frontier. Their adaptation of the Charles Portis novel True Grit marked their only take on the traditional Western, in which characters engage in life-or-death battles fueled by personal vendettas. But virtually all Coen brothers characters fight to recognize their personal desires above all else. In a purely abstract sense, the urge of the bumbling anti-hero to run a successful business in Hudsucker Proxy isn’t so far removed from the ill-conceived kidnapping scheme in Fargo or the vain attempts to complete a screenplay in Barton Fink. The Coen brothers are among the great modern chroniclers of the search for realizing the American dream.
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‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ a Platform for Folk Musicians

In fact the town is a buzz with news of 25 new acts, including international acts from Mongolia and Ireland plus 21 national gems, announced last week, adding to the already impressive line up. Joining international acts which already include Madeleine Peyroux, John Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and Lunasa are 6 more talents from across the globe including Damien Dempsey, Hanggai and Love Over Gold. Dublins Damien Dempsey is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers with awards including 6 Irish Meteor Awards (including Best Irish Male and Best Traditional Folk Award). Taking in the wild open spaces of Inner Mongolia and the teaming, churning streets of 21st century Beijing, Hanggais music embraces the looking-glass world of rock, pop and bluegrass as seen and heard by a new generation of Chinese. The six-piece Hanggai encompasses a hell of a lot of tradition, culture, fusion and folklore to produce their unique sound.
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Port Fairy Folk Music Festival Line Up Announcement

Murray Abraham, and Carrey Mulligan as well as actor/musicians like Oscar Isaac and Justin Timberlake, the film highlights the titular artists personal and professional struggles in 1960s New York City. Llewyn Davis, played by Oscar Isaac, is a folk singer in Greenwich, New York, who often crashes at the home of a singing duo and couple played by Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan. Davis has a passion for traditional folk music, but has no audience. During an audition for a folk nightclub, he gets a cold no, and is told that his music simply wont sella rejection that F. Murray Abraham, who plays the nightclubs owner, called the nature of the beast during a recent interview posted on EPK.tv. When the Coen brothers completed the script, they sent it to country and rock music legend T. Bone Burnett, Bob Dylans guitarist.
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