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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Crime Fiction, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Thriller, Neo-noir, Crime Fiction, Drama, Indie filmNarrative location: TexasRuntime: 96 - 99 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Joel Coen, Ethan CoenScreenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan CoenMusic: Carter BurwellCinematography: Barry SonnenfeldStars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann, Raquel Gavia, Van Brooks, Señor Marco, William Creamer Producer: Joel Coen, Ethan CoenAward details: (details at IMDb)
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Blood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir crime film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film's title derives from the Dashiell Hammett novel Red Harvest, in which the term "blood simple" describes the addled, fearful mindset of people after a prolonged immersion in violent situations. It was the directorial debut of the Coens and the first major film of cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld, who later became a noted director, as well as the feature film debut of Joel Coen's wife Frances McDormand, who subsequently starred in many of his features. In 2001, a "Director's Cut" DVD was released. It ranked #98 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills. The film also placed #73 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.


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