Are the Coen Brothers Obsessed with Desks? — How to Create Themes with Motifs

Theme, symbolism, motifs — these can be difficult concepts to wrap your head around. In filmmaking and film theory, though, they are also elements that create layers and depth in your storytelling. The Coen Brothers understand the power of theme, symbolism and motifs, and we can see it at work throughout their career. In this video essay, StudioBinder focuses on just one of these visual motifs that can be found in nearly every Coen Brothers movie: desks.


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