The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Trivia: Part of what made the Coen Brothers agree to make the film for Netflix was that the traditional studio system just isn't funding films like "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" the way they used to. Studios are instead focusing much more on big-budget comic-book movies and reboots, or super low-budget ventures like horror films. The Coens found Netflix to be one of the only companies that seemed to understand the project and be willing to fund it. Although co-director Joel Coen did lament that he wishes the film had a traditional theatrical release, as he feels audiences respond to and respect movies in a different way on the big screen.


Trivia: This movie represents several firsts for the Coen Brothers. Including this being the first Coen Brothers' film to be shot digitally instead of on film, and their first movie to be made primarily for the streaming market instead of theaters. It is also their longest film, coming in at 132 minutes.


Factual error: When Buster joins the card game in the saloon, he looks at the hand of the player that had just left. Given the circumstances in the saloon, the cards cannot be spot clean and white as fresh snow. Also, they seem to be plastic cards, which did not exist yet back then.

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Buster Scruggs: Sir, it seems that you're are a no better a judge of human beings than you are a specimen of one. Just on a brief inventory I'd say you could use yourself a shave and a brighter disposition. And lastly, if you don't my mind me aspersing your friends... a better class of drinking buddies.

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