Indelible experience: An exploration of religion and ethnicity in the films of Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 5, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1759-7137
  • E-ISSN: 1759-7145



This article explores, within the peculiarly modern landscape of assimilation, how the Jewish culture/religion that engages in seemingly unending conversations (Talmudic thinking) encourages the writer/directors Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers, to question tropes of existing genres and conventional narrative structure, and to tackle challenging themes, many of which are connected to a specifically Jewish American response to a moral universe deeply affected by the post-Holocaust world-view.


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