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Jaynes, Roderick

Overview
Works: 22 works in 87 publications in 5 languages and 13,039 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Western films  Crime films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir 
Roles: Film editor, Author of introduction, edm, Other, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roderick Jaynes
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 3,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood
Intolerable cruelty by Joel Coen( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Massey is a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis. While representing his wealthy client Rex Rexroth, Miles meets his match in Rex's gold-digging wife, Marilyn. He's impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but Miles still manages to defeat her in court
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making
The man who wasn't there by Joel Coen( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chain-smoking barber blackmails his boss so that he can raise enough money to enter the dry-cleaning business; but when his boss ends up dead, things spiral out of control
Hail, Caesar! by Joel Coen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. It follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dude. One cool guy. Who one day comes home to find two thugs have broken in and ruined his favorite carpet--the one that made the room "hang together." Thing is, they did it because he's got the exact same name as one of the richest men in town, Lebowski. But, hey, no problem, he'll get even. At least he'll get someone to pay for a new carpet."--Container
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marva Munson is a spry, elderly woman who is looking for a tenant for the spare room in her house. Goldthwait H. Dorr moves in and gains Munson's permission to use the basement for rehearsals with his "medieval music ensemble." Dorr is masterminding the robbery of a riverboat casino, and the fellow musicians in his ensemble are actually the crew he's assembled to pull off the job. Despite their best efforts, Munson finds out about their scheme and Dorr decides the best solution is to silence her permanently
Blood simple by Joel Coen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Marty, the owner of a Texas backwoods bar, hires a man to kill his cheating wife and her boyfriend, he opens a door into the criminal world that he'll never be able to shut. The sleazy hit man decides instead to shoot Marty, thereby collecting his unearned fee and eliminating the only person who could implicate him-- or so he thinks
Inside Llewyn Davis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making
Barton Fink by Joel Coen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fink is a New York playwright who reluctantly relocates to Hollywood to write screenplays. Ordered to write a low budget screenplay about wrestling, Fink manages to type one sentence and then ... nothing. Although his chatty insurance salesman neighbor Charlie helps out by teaching Fink about wrestling, the clock ticks, the temperature rises, and Fink's life spins more and more out of control
Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saccharine-sweet car salesman in a small Minnesota town is heavily in debt, but he has a plan: he'll go to Fargo, ND, and hire two thugs to kidnap his wife, in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. However, the plan goes awry, and the local Police Chief, coffee-drinking, parka-wearing, and extremely pregnant, will stop at nothing to get her man
No Country for Old Men by Joel Coen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas/Mexico border when he stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money--and the hunter becomes the hunted. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is the aging Sheriff Bell, a World War II veteran who may be Moss' only hope for survival
Burn after reading by Joel Coen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. Katie's lover is Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer obtains the disc and ascertains that it contains classified government information. Along with his fellow employee, Linda Litzke, he intends to use the disc to blackmail Osbourne. When blackmailing him fails, Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disc over to the Russians, promising that she will give them more information. Linda and Chad don't have any more information, so they decide to break into Cox's house. This brings about a series of events that no one forsees
Javier Bardem 3-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biutiful: Uxbal is a man on the wrong side of the law who struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. As fate encircles him, Uxbal learns to accept the realities of life, whether bright, bad, or biutiful
Barton Fink ; Miller's Crossing by Joel Coen( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.--Scott Renshaw
True Grit by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested
Inside Llewyn Davis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Serious Man by Joel Coen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life. His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality
Il grande Lebowski( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife
The man who wasn't there (DVD)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspeacts that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider
 
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The man who wasn't thereThe big LebowskiBarton Fink ; Miller's Crossing