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Burn After Reading

Two gym instructors accidentally stumble across and try to sell a disk containing the memoirs of CIA agent Osborne Cox, who has recently resigned from the agency in a fit of pique. Their attempts at blackmail go wildly awry, gradually engulfing Osborne Cox's estranged wife and her lover, whose involvement triggers a series of tragic consequences.
Burn After Reading
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Two gym instructors (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand) accidentally stumble across and try to sell a disk containing the memoirs of CIA agent Osborne Cox (John Malkovich), who has recently resigned from the agency in a fit of pique. Their attempts at blackmail go wildly awry, gradually engulfing Osborne Cox's estranged wife (Tilda Swinton) and her lover (George Clooney), whose involvement triggers a series of tragic consequences. In "Burn After Reading" Joel and Ethan Coen take on the spy thriller genre and reinvent it in their unique voice - combining humor and violence in completely unexpected ways, and wrapping it all up with a the verbal dexterity that makes their work so distinctive.
Joel and Ethan Coen are the writer/directors of The Big Lebowski, Fargo (for which they won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award) and No Country for Old Men (for which they won Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film Academy Awards).
Screenplay for the sharp new spy thriller from the masters of black humour, the Academy Award-winning Coen brothers.
Author
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Short Title
BURN AFTER READING
Pages
119
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Language
English
ISBN-10
0571245226
ISBN-13
9780571245222
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
791.437
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-09-30
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
1st
Residence
New York City, NY, US
Imprint
Faber & Faber
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
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