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Todd Melby's "A Lot Can Happen In The Middle of Nowhere - The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo"

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It's been 25 years since the movie Fargo was released.  Todd Melby joined us today to talk about his new book "A Lot Can Happen In The Middle of Nowhere - The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo".  Published by the MN Historical Society Press. 

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A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere presents the untold stories behind the making of Joel and Ethan Coen’s most memorable film. It explores the behindthe-scenes creative moments that made Fargo a critical and cultural success, including casting struggles, the battles over dialect, production challenges (a lack of snow), and insights from the screenplay and deleted scenes. Author Todd Melby examines to what extent the story was inspired by true events (as the film claims), and whether the Coens are trustworthy narrators of their own story. In addition to biographical details about the Coen Brothers, the book reveals what Fargo says about Minnesota and the Midwest.