If you like Coen brothers fan theories, here's a list to tuck away with the Creedence records, and share with whomever in your life is the equivalent of Donny and Walter. Ethan and Joel Coen have spent a few decades making deeply intelligent, wacky, and violent films that only they could make. In the process, they've attracted fan theories as unique as their work.
From The Big Lebowski foreshadowing 9/11 to Llewyn Davis attending Marva Munson’s church in the ‘60s, Coen brothers movie fan theories are far from boring. Many Fargo theories have sprouted since the film's release in 1996, and again in the wake of the TV series premiere in 2014. Showrunner Noah Hawley and his writers love to embed Coen Easter eggs in the series.Making connections or nailing down symbolism in an original Coen brothers film can be a tough task. There’s merit to not believing what the Coens say about their own work. Many fans believe the filmmakers are unreliable narrators. Fans think, “That cat in Inside Llewyn has meaning, right?” The Coens shrug and say the cat is just a cat. But cat lover Marva Munson from The Ladykillers may have other ideas.
This list brings together some of the more reasonable and plausible Coen brother fan theories. Vote for the ones you think could be true. Needless to say, SPOILERS ahead.
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The Symbolism of Tom Reagan’s Hat in "Miller’s Crossing"Video: YouTube
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The Cat in "Inside Llewyn Davis" Is Llewyn DavisPhoto: CBS Films
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Leonard Smalls Is H.I.’s Golem or Long Lost BrotherPhoto: 20th Century Fox
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"A Serious Man" - Schrödinger’s Cat Paradox and the Book of JobVideo: YouTube
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"Barton Fink" Is About the Dilemma of American Jews During the HolocaustPhoto: 20th Century Fox
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Bunny from "The Big Lebowski" Is from the "Fargo" UniversePhoto: Gramercy Pictures/FX