Guest Commentary Via Austin 360.Com shows how the State of Texas, have all of their Oscars hopes pinned on the Coen Brothers who keep delivery Oscars worthy films with Texas as a cinematic backdrop.
Here’s some pre-Oscars commentary then written by journalist Matthew Odam: “Maybe a little bit of that Texas magic has rubbed off on filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.
The last time the brothers took a movie they shot in Texas to the Academy Awards (2007′s “No Country for Old Men”), they walked home with arms full of Oscars.
The Coens return to the star-studded festivities tonight with “True Grit,” nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including nods for best picture, director, actor and supporting actress. The film trails only the 12 nominations for “The King’s Speech.”
Parts of the movie, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, were shot in Granger, Austin and Blanco last spring.
The brothers, who also serve as producers on their films, say they chose Texas for the terrain and congenial atmosphere for production talent as well as its tax incentives — which are under attack in the current legislative session.
Known for movies such as “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” the Coens were first drawn to Austin to film their debut feature, “Blood Simple,” after Joel Coen’s one-semester graduate school stint at the University of Texas, where he studied film.”
Nice one guys! Good Luck for Tomorrow!
[Photograph courtesy of Sight & Sound]
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