The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a film that’s been quite the odd and quirky project from day one. When it was first reported that the Coen Brothers were tackling the project for Netflix, it was stated that it would be an anthology Western TV series. It was only later that we found out that it would be a film comprised of six separate stories, and later still that it was the Coen Brothers’ intentions all along to make a movie.
The first trailer intrigued with its tongue-in-cheek and goofy tone, and if that was your style, this second trailer will do just as much. Make no mistake, this is a Coen Brothers film through and through — but don’t think it to be in the same vein as other Westerns like No Country for Old Men or True Grit. This one skews closer to projects like The Ladykillers — though hopefully with a higher quality script.
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Below is the official synopsis for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs:
“If you want to fathom the bottomless well that is the Coens’ imagination, look no further. As storytelling goes, this is wildly idiosyncratic, undeniably hilarious and often touchingly melancholic – a cinema-brio study of the American West. Every delectable chapter presents a different story from the wild frontier, with tone and style perfectly calibrated for each tale. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs finds Tim Blake Nelson playing a sharp-shooting songster. In Near Algodones, James Franco’s wannabe bank robber gets his due and then some. And just a little bit more for good measure. Lugubrious dark humour pervades the Liam Neeson starrer Meal Ticket, a gothic tale about two weary travelling performers. Tom Waits mines a rich seam of humour in All Gold Canyon, while Zoe Kazan finds an unexpected promise of love, along with a dose of life’s cruel irony, on a wagon train across the prairies in The Gal Who Got Rattled. Finally, ghostly laughs haunt The Mortal Remains as Tyne Daly rains judgment upon a motley crew of strangers undertaking a final carriage ride. Exquisitely shot by Bruno Delbonnel and intricately designed by Jess Gonchor (with art department contributing stunning colour plate intertitles that introduce each sequence), this is one for true connoisseurs. Bedtime stories for cinema lovers.”
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