Behind the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’: Fare Thee Well, Greenwich Village (Exclusive Video)

Joel and Ethan Coen’s dark, twisted and beautiful “Inside Llewyn Davis” is set in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s, a scene hanging onto tradition in the last few months before a galvanic young Minneapolis drifter named Bob Dylan is about to change everything.

Its music, for the most part, is from the public domain — old Scottish tunes, blues laments, songs of uncertain origin passed down by generations of singers and pickers. “It was never new and it never gets old and it’s a folk song,” says Oscar Isaac’s title character after performing “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me” at the beginning of the movie.  Read More...


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