Down From the Mountain: Invasion of the Autoharp Damsels and Flat-Pickin' Boys
David Dalton, Gadfly, 2001
OPENING SHOT: SOMEWHERE IN the mid-West. Through windscreen we see two-lane black top. Flat, farmland stretches out to the horizon. We pull back to see two dudes in their retro convertible. Its the Coen Brothers, the semi-mythical filmmaking twins raised by an ornery ol airiflex 16-mm synch-sound camera in the attic of postmodernism. Maybe theyre going home [cue 'Going Home' from Aftermath], theyre from Minnesota, after all, displaced heartland boys hence their pastoral fetishes and rustic demonizing.
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