Coen Brothers films are titled according to a secret code


The titles of the Coen brothers films follow the rules of the Secret Alphabet Code, the Conspiracy of Letters and Numbers, Dreamtime Code.  The code revolves around something called the "Rule of 3".  Basically, the vast majority of popular media titles start with only "3" letters, those which contain a multiple of 3 according to their place in the alphabet: C (3), F (6), I (9), M (13), P (16), S (19), W (23) and Z (26).  This group is also used in combination with "catalyzers", A (1), B (2), J (10), K (11) and T (20).  The code has other rules but this is the most essential.  Let me show you how this works in action.

Blood Simple (1984)
Like many titles, this one is an underhanded joke about the code itself.  It's blood simple.  B.S. (2-19) is one of the most common combinations, following the "Rule of 3".  The "3" letter S (19) is strengthened through combination with the catalyzer B (2).

Miller's Crossing (1990)
M.C. (13-3) is another of the most common initial combinations.  It again follows the "Rule of 3" as the combination of "3" letters C (3) and M (13).

Barton Fink (1991)
B.F. (2-6) is also extremely common (Bizarre Foods, Born Free).  The Coen brothers really know how to title films, no nonsense.  The "3" letter is strengthened through combination with the catalyzer B (2).

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
This is one of the many instances where a silly sounding title is meant to distract away from its real meaning.  H.P. (8-16), like the computer company, and Harry Potter, is extremely common in the global mass media because P / (H + P) = 16 / 24 = .666, commonly referred to as the "Number of the Beast".  Not every title follows the "Rule of 3", but every title uses the code in some way.

Fargo (1996)
This single word title significently begins with the 6th letter.  It should also be considered F.A.R.G.O. (6-1-18-7-15).  How else do we know that this combination of letters fits the code?  Argo, the 2012 film.

The Big Lebowski (1998)
B.L. (2-12) is a common letter pairing in the mass media because the ratio created between the 2nd and 12th letters is 1 to 6, strengthening F (6).

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The "O" may complicate things, but for this reason you can put this film in the same category as other cryptically titled films such as O (2001 film adaptation of Othello), M (the classic 1931 Fritz Lang film), Q (1982 Fantasy film) and W (George W. Bush parody bio-flic).  O.B. is a two-letter combination which is indeed used in certain situations that call for it, such as the film October Baby and the billion-dollar retreat company "Outward Bound".  Don't think of it as "oh", consider it an adjective.  "Origin Man, Where Are You?"  The rest of the title follows the "Rule of 3".  B.W.A.T (2-23-1-20) combines "3" letter W (23) with catalyzers A (1), B (2) and T (20).

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
This title might seem like a tribute to film noir, but is meant to trivialize a brazen use of the code.  T.M.W.W.T (20-13-23-23-20) follows the "Rule of 3" as the combination of "3" letters M (13) and W (23) with catalyzer T (20).

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
I.C. = 9-3.  Another subversive reference to the code itself.  It yet again follows the "Rule of 3" as the combination of "3" letters C (3) and I (9).

A Serious Man (2009)
A.S.M. (1-19-13) yet again follows the "Rule of 3".  The "3" letters M (13) and S (19) are combined with catalyzer A (1).  Blood simple.  

True Grit (2010)
The above examples are easy because they mostly fit the main "3" rule of the code.  True Grit, conversely, moves to 20-7, thereby strengthening the 7th letter G.  As is always the case, a film reflects the symbolism of its title's initials.  It is extremely important, however, to recognize that, as just two four-letter words, this title is more accurately deciphered as T.R.U.E. G.R.I.T.  The film then reflects the symbolism of these eight letters in conjunction. In the case of short titles, the complexity of the code expands from just initials to each letter.

Bridge of Spies (2015)
The code uses the word "of" not to represent O (15), but to imply a correlative relationship between the letters which intersects.  B.S. (2-19) follows the "Rule of 3" as the combination of "3" letter S (19) with catalyzer B (2).

This secret code is not just used by the Coen Brothers, but throughout the entire controlled global mass media.  It's everywhere, including all mainstream books, magazines, television, slogans, videogames, stores and products.  It is an simplex, yet complex puzzle which after going unnoticed for so long demands further exploration.  The Code exists for many reasons, the least important of which is not world domination.  See the Site Map for more information.