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Seven things you didn’t know about Fargo

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 09, 2016

The Coen brothers’ Fargo was released 20 years ago and to celebrate, Cinefix has a video about seven things you (probably) didn’t know about Fargo. The movie, not the city. There are probably way more than seven things you don’t know about Fargo, North Dakota.

Fun fact: I was living in WI near the MN border when Fargo came out and remember all the Minnesotans complaining about the accents. While I won’t say the accents were entirely accurate, all you had to do was turn on the MN State hockey tournament on channel 9 and listen to the announcers for a few minutes to confirm that they weren’t all that far off. (See also the 2016 Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair Team. Uff da.)

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Fargo TV series

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 10, 2014

I had forgotten the Coens were turning Fargo into a FX TV series. But time has ground onward steadily and lo, the series is set to premiere in April. Here are a whole set of teaser trailers:

Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt? Could be good. (via devour)

Oh cripes, Fargo to be a TV series

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 25, 2012

FX is developing a TV show “loosely based” on the Coen brothers’ Fargo.

Joel and Ethan Coen are bringing one of their signatures movies to television. FX has closed a deal to develop Fargo, an hourlong project loosely based on the Coen brothers’ 1996 comedic crime drama. The Coens will serve as executive producers on the project, which will be written/executive produced by The Unusuals and My Generation creator Noah Hawley.

(via @fimoculous)

Fargo documentary

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 27, 2012

Minnesota Nice is a 25-minute documentary about the Coen brothers’ Fargo.

(via ★interesting)


posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 12, 2007