December 9, 2013
Inside Llewlyn Lewis
While not being part of the folk scene in the Village, I did live there from '63 thru '78.
As a merchant seaman I was mostly employed and never had to sleep on couches, etc.
I found this movie and its main character depressing as Hell (no surprise} and it had none of the wonder that the Village had for me in those days.
The cinematography was excellent, acting was very good.
Where the Coen brothers were going with this film left me a bit in the dark.
One sour note:
The shipping out sequences toward the end of the film were total b--s. There is no, repeat, no license or document for able-bodied or ordinary seaman which is entitled Masters, Mates & Pilots. I know this because I belonged to the International Order of Masters, Mates and Pilots which was an officers union, not a seaman's card for Llewyn Lewis.
If this movie was a metaphor for the folk scene, then I am very happy that I was on the very far edges of that scene
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