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Joel and Ethan’s next movie will be working on a script based on the life of musician Dave van Ronk, who played a part in the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene that played a large part in the New York folk scene of the ’60s.
Van Ronk, who passed away in 2002 at 66, was a big player on that scene, known for his “musical acumen, left-wing politics, general erudition and entertaining storytelling” as he was around during the discovery of the likes of Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. His memoir “The Mayor of MacDougal Street,” published a few years after his death, is part of the inspiration for the Coens’ script.[/quote]