The one constant in the varied directorial efforts of the Coen brothers is the notion that comedy and tragedy are simply sides of the same coin. It’s an idea that’s been discussed at length on this very site, and one that informs their darkest of noirs as well as their wackiest of screwball comedies. Many have tried to peg their films into one of two categories, but, alas, “would that it were so simple.”
Nevertheless, their latest film, this year’s Hail, Caesar!, is undoubtedly among their lighter fare. Our own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky noted that the Hollwyood send-up is host to “stretches of the Coens’ funniest comedy since The Big Lebowski”—just watch the above scene again for a shining example. In celebration of the film’s release today on Blu-ray and DVD, where giving away a special comedic Coen brothers prize package. You could win a bundle of four of the brothers’ funniest movies, including Burn After Reading, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty, and, of course, Hail, Caesar!
For your chance to win, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Hobie Doyle.” Please be sure to include your full name and mailing address in the body of the email. U.S. entrants only. On Tuesday, June 14, we’ll select our winner from the eligible entries and notify them shortly thereafter. You can watch the trailer for Hail, Caesar! below.