TODAY: Writer/directors Joel (left) and Ethan Coen talk about their writing process on Fresh Air:
Ethan: It’s mostly napping.
Joel: We go to the office, we’re there, we’re in a room together. We take naps, but you know, the important thing is that we’re at the office should be inspired to actually write something. No, we don’t split it up. One of us won’t write something and then give it to the other to react to, we actually kind of talk through whatever we’re doing together … [For dialogue] we kind of talk it back and forth and kind of work it out together.
The Coen brothers’ films include The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou? and most recently, Inside Llewyn Davis.
Hear their 2011 interview for True Grit.
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