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Jaynes, Roderick

Overview
Works: 19 works in 91 publications in 5 languages and 13,231 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Western films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Film editor, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, edm
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 )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 3,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters
Intolerable cruelty by Joel Coen( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,229 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. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,752 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 film was inspired by the story of folk singer Dave Van Ronk
Hail, Caesar! by Joel Coen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,453 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 man who wasn't there by Joel Coen( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,386 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
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,229 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 889 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 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joel and Ethan Coen's career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neonoir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner releases a torrent of violence with one murderous thought ... Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene"--Container
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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story from events taking place in Minnesota in 1987. A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong
No Country for Old Men by Joel Coen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and French and held by 52 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 foresees
Javier Bardem 3-film collection( Visual )

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

No Country for Old Men: When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin, and two million dollars in cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence
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 Joel Coen( 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
Prima ti sposo poi ti rovino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marilyn Rexroth nutre un'autentica vocazione per il denaro che accumula collezionando, come figurine, mariti miliardari. Tra lei e i sogni a più zeri, lui, Miles Massey avvocato brillante di Beverly Hills, che prima la incastra, poi la sposa, poi le soccombe e poi la redime, si redime, irrimediabilmente. (Mymovies)
Il grande Lebowski by Joel Coen( 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
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
Blood simple by Joel Coen( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Press kit includes: fact sheet, 1 booklet (synopsis, cast and credits listing, biographical information, "Q-and-A with Joel and Ethan Coen")
 
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