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He probably meant this Lenin text: There is a Latin tag, cui prodest? Meaning, “who stands to gain?” When it is not immediately apparent which political or social groups, forces or alignments advocate certain proposals, measures, etc., one should always ask: “Who stands to gain?” [...] In politics it is not so important who directly advocates particular ...


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As far as I remember it was the kid. This actually happened in real life to a friend of the Coen Brothers, Peter Exline: Funny how a dinner story can wind up on the movie screen. Back in '89 Joel and Ethan Coen were in town shooting “Barton Fink,” and I had them over for dinner. The neighbors had moved out and left behind a rug, which I appropriated for my ...


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This took some hunting, since the Coen Brothers are notoriously interview-shy, but the answer to your question would be No. The Coen Brothers find inspiration from a wide range of sources, more often classic movies than classic literature. From a variety of web-based reviews and sources: Blood Simple - the works of crime fiction writer James M McCain ...


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Not really. First of all, just about everyone involved brought about this complex situation. Everyone's (usually misguided) choices - Bunny, the Dude, the big Lebowski and the nihilists themselves - put the nihilists in that parking lot, so everyone would be responsible for Donny's death. And we don't even know Donny's prior health condition. In short, you ...


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The line was probably changed to a funnier/clearer one. It isn't uncommon that scripts differ from actual movies, professional acting and directing not always require to follow every word of the script.


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