Ah, as Norm remembers, what a great film Fargo is; certainly a stand-out from the Coen's catalogue. The Big Lebowski, as much as I now love it, didn't have the same immediate hit on me as Fargo. But then Fargo does have such a perfect quality to its narrative and characters.
Note to Norm: sadly, I think you'll see a drastic tailing off in their later output. Sorry, but true.