Jacob Haller (jwgh) wrote,
Jacob Haller

Fargo note

I've been going on a bit of a Coen brothers kick recently; in the past week or so I've watched 'Miller's Crossing', 'The Hudsucker Proxy', and 'Fargo'. (To round it off I should watch 'Blood Simple' again sometime soon; after that I'll have exhausted all of the Coen brothers movies I own.)

After I watched Fargo again I was thinking about how the movie is intentionally vague as to exactly what Jerry Lundegaard needs money for. I think that I've heard the Coens say in an interview that they always figured he was caught up in some kind of pyramid scheme, which makes sense, but I like to think that Jerry might have been the victim of a 419-type scam (variants of which existed as far back as the 1920s, apparently).

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