101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far)

Llewyn Davis is a sad sack of a folk musician, working his way down the ladder of success in the ‘60s. “It’s more interesting for me as an audience member to see a movie about a loser,” co-writer Ethan Coen told the Guardian. “Who wants to make a movie about Elvis, you know? We wanted a nice dick. We wanted that tension: kind of is, kind of isn’t, kind of is.” Added Joel Coen, “He's the guy who blows his top or speaks out of turn or says something really dickish, but then, three minutes later thinks to himself: I’m a dick for doing that. Some dicks are just not self-aware.”