“Inside Llewyn Davis,” the latest Coen brothers movie, is out on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD tomorrow, March 11, 2014!
Examiner.com — From the Coen Brothers come the critically acclaimed period drama film Inside Llewyn Davis. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, it stars Oscar Isaac,Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake. The ensemble cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Stark Sands and Adam Driver. Inside Llewyn Davis is the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple-Grammy and Academy Award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett and is also filled with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers.
The DVD and Blu-ray feature a 40-minute, making-of documentary, “Inside Inside Llewyn Davis,” with insights from the filmmakers, cast, crew and musicians, including Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wald, Stark Sands, T Bone Burnett, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, Chris Thile, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham, Jess Gonchor, Mary Zophres and Bruno Delbonnel.
Inside Inside Llewyn Davis – Making-of Documentary, featuring Joel and Ethan Coen, Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wald, Stark Sands, T-Bone Burnett, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, Chris Thile, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham, Jess Gonchor, Mary Zophres and Bruno Delbonnel
- France Release Date: March 11, 2014
- United Kingdom Release Date: May 26, 2014
I’ve added 15 more beautiful and high quality images of Oscar Isaac during an Inside Llewyn Davis conference in September. Check them out below!
USAToday.com – The ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ folksinger says he loved playing a working blue-collar guy.
After nine years in the trenches, Oscar Isaac, 34, hit gold as a folk singer in Inside Llewyn Davis. “When I got the audition material, at the bottom of the page it said, ‘Llewyn is NOT Bob Dylan,’” Isaac recalls. “Llewyn’s not the poet genius. He’s the workman, blue-collar guy. I loved that.”
A Juilliard graduate, Isaac describes Llewyn as “not wholly likeable, but also absurd and tragic.” He is thwarted at every turn. Something Isaac can likely relate to, after missing out on an Oscar nomination after months of positive buzz about his performance. “I’ve had moments … but I’ve never felt passed over, even when I’ve literally been passed over.”
4 photos of Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain on the set of A Most Violent Year on February 18 have been added to our photo gallery. Check them out below!
A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
I’ve added 4 more high quality stills of Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis, and 1 better quality still in The Two Faces of January. Check them out below!
Before we know anything about Llewyn Davis, the rising folk singer at the center of Joel and Ethan Coen’s superb new film “Inside Llewyn Davis,” we see him singing on stage. That’s for the best; as a person, Davis is rudderless, but as a musician he’s immaculate. In a hushed Village club, Davis strums an acoustic guitar and sings a rendition of “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me,” a lament that’s piercing in its vulnerability. Filmed simply and intimately, the scene leaves no doubt about Davis’ artistry though his position in 1961’s Greenwich Village music scene is never less than precarious.
It’s an affecting introduction to the character, as well as to the actor who plays him. For several years, Oscar Isaac has worked consistently in supporting roles: the villainous King John in “Robin Hood”; the haunted ex-con Standard in “Drive.” But “Inside Llewyn Davis” is this Juilliard-trained actor’s first major lead role. That it just so happens to be in a movie directed by his favorite filmmakers is perfectly in keeping with the film’s exploration of how talent and chance mysteriously intertwine, elevating some to stardom while leaving others to be forgotten footnotes.
“This movie is a recognition that there’s very few shooting-star geniuses—and even for those people, I would say that luck plays a huge role,” says Isaac, sitting in a Los Angeles conference room as part of a busy day of promotion that will include photo shoots and Q&As. It’s a hectic schedule, but Isaac seems energized, understanding how good fortune has brought him to this moment. “You know, [the Coens] have been working on this movie for 10 years. Had they gotten it together five years ago, I’m not in it—or if it was five years [from now]. In my career, I’ve had a lot of that: The right thing at the right time got me the job, and then someone saw that, and that got me the next thing. It could just have easily gone the other way, and still could.”
Amiable and thoughtful, Isaac is not much like the stoic, sardonic Davis, a luckless talent at a personal crossroads who’s frustrated by his going-nowhere solo career amidst the blossoming folk revival. And because the Coens, masters of an ambivalent tone previously evident in “A Serious Man” and “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” only reveal hints of his backstory, Davis (like the film itself) is open to interpretation: His life is either a dark comedy or a moving meditation on the unseen forces that shape our destiny.
Backstage.com — Oscar Isaac graced the cover of Backstage on November. He chated with Backstage about his role in the Coen brothers “Inside Llewyn Davis”.
Oscar Isaac On How To Avoid Being Typecast
Actors are always anxious about being typecast—especially minorities, who have had less access to film and television roles. But Oscar Isaac’s career would seem to be a happy exception, not only by his playing characters with real dimensions but also from so many different nationalities. (Although he’s Guatemalan-Cuban, he’s portrayed everyone from Russian hoods to the King of England.)
“It’s something that I’ve been very conscious of from the get-go, from doing theater in Miami,” Isaac says. “I’m very happy to have the heritage that I do, but I’m not wanting to be ‘the Latino actor.’ I just want to be ‘an actor.’ Going to [Juilliard] and studying classical theater, it was about being able to play characters with all sorts of different circumstances from different parts of the world. For me, that’s incredibly important and much more interesting. So I have been fortunate, but it’s been an effort.”
And it’s meant turning down certain parts, he admits. “I have said no to things that people would be like, ‘How could you say no to that?’ It’s because it goes down a direction that I’m fighting not to go down.”