0004) STEPHEN WHITTY PRESENTS -- THE WORLD ACCORDING TO COENS
 

Joel and Ethan Coen have a reputation for being a little dark, a little snarky, a little sarcastic. But another look at their films -- including Fargo, A Serious Man and The Big Lebowski -- reveals a different, far sunnier world: One in which good people search for meaning, holy fools and innocents are protected by providence and the only real sin is thinking you’re smarter than everyone else. STEPHEN WHITTY has been a writer and critic for the Star-Ledger, the New York Daily News, nj.com and Fortune.com, as well as a college lecturer, film festival host, interviewer and juror.