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Jaynes, Roderick

Overview
Works: 27 works in 116 publications in 5 languages and 16,012 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Film noir  Historical films  Police films 
Roles: Film editor, Other, Author of introduction, Editor, 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 3,155 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 2,208 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
Burn after reading by Joel Coen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,893 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
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,611 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 )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,540 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 )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects 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
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Dude' Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it"--IMDb, April 21, 2017
The ladykillers by Ethan Coen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 903 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
The ladykillers by Ethan Coen( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 673 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 505 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
Blood simple( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man hires a private investigator to kill his wife, who he thinks is cheating on him, and her lover, but the investigator has a plan of his own. A bad situation suddenly gets worse
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 185 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 )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 163 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 161 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 )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and French and held by 57 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
Blood simple by Joel Coen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a backwoods bar owner 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
Javier Bardem 3-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 6 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 )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood simple director's cut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This knowing homage to '40s film noir is the first feature from eccentric movie-making duo the Coen brothers. A Texan bar owner (Dan Hedaya) hires a hitman (M. Emmet Walsh) to kill his wife (Frances McDormand) and her lover (John Getz). The plan backfires when the contract killer, having already collected his fee, executes a variation on the hit and a series of nightmarish murders ensue
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
 
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Intolerable cruelty
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The man who wasn't thereThe big LebowskiFargoBarton Fink ; Miller's Crossing
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English (103)

German (2)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

French (1)