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Jaynes, Roderick

Overview
Works: 24 works in 113 publications in 5 languages and 16,000 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Western films  Crime films  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Film noir 
Roles: Film editor, Author of introduction, Other, 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 3,172 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's comic gold as two of Hollywood's most dazzling stars - George Clooney and Academy Award-winner, Catherine Zeta-Jones - light up the screen in Intolerable Cruelty, a hilarious romantic comedy about men, women, and everything that can go wrong between them. Sparks fly when brilliant divorce attorney Miles Massey (George Clooney) meets his match in the beautiful but ruthless Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). From Academy Award-winning directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou), Intolerable Cruelty also stars multi-talented Billy Bob Thornton and outrageous Cedric The Entertainer
Burn after reading by Joel Coen( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,903 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 1,602 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
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language including sexual references
Hail, Caesar! by Joel Coen( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,533 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 1,370 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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries 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
Blood simple by Joel Coen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 541 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
Blood simple( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 240 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 )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 179 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
Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 157 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
Barton Fink by Joel Coen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 154 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
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
Javier Bardem 3-film collection( Visual )

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

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

Press includes: a sheet entitled: Audio visual press kit table of contents and a booklet which includes: a synopsis of the film, about the production ... about the cast, and a brief biography for each of the stars
Ladykillers by Ethan Coen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marva Munson is a spry, elderly woman who is looking for a spare rooom in her house. Goldthwait H. Dorr move in and gains Munson's permission to use the basement for rehearsals with his "medieval music ensemble." Door is masterminding the robbery of a riverboat casino, and the fellow musicians in his ensemble are actually the crew he's assembled to pull of the job. Despite their best efforts, Munson finds out aobut their scheme and Dorr decides the best solution is to silence her permanently
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
Intolerable cruelty( Visual )

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

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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Intolerable cruelty
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The man who wasn't thereThe big LebowskiFargoBarton Fink ; Miller's Crossing
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English (101)

Italian (3)

German (2)

French (1)

Spanish (1)