“Inside Llewyn Davis” Elevates “Starving Artist” Stereotype to a Darkly Funny Hero

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Elevates “Starving Artist” Stereotype to a Darkly Funny Hero

The film starts with Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), a folk singer, performing in a club. It’s the 1960s in Greenwich Village in New York City. He sings hauntingly about being hanged, a foreboding of what’s to come. Indeed, after his performance, he gets beaten up by a stranger at the back of the club.

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