Historically, crime comedies have often been recognized as comedies that happen about crime and not as crime films that tend to be comical as comedy is a relatively stronger and is a broadly recognized genre when compared with crime film. It is despite of the fact that comedy tends to be relatively difficult to portray without any sort of circularity. Irresolution and ambiguity tend to be at the epicentre of Fargo’s comedy and this turns out to be its strongest point. The film’s wide-open spaces as well as it motivating long shots tend to provide a theatre that would impose no specific meaning towards any action other than reducing or eliminating it to insignificance. There are various scenes in the film that standout and make it rather remarkable. For instance, the statue of the logger Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd has been shown more than three times and in lighting conditions that have portrayed it as menacing, familiar and comical but they always remain grotesque and detestable (Adams, 2015).
It is certainly the crime film conventions that tend to articulate social trouble in films. Among all these films, one important thing that stands is the utilization of unlawful activity being the core for representation of various important social concerns. When compared with other crime films where social activities were required to be a subtext that was by criminal activity, Fargo focuses on the social dimensions that are related to the characters personal problems. Each and every character within the film is heavily obsessed with monetary benefits. However, the directors made sure that they do not specifically show the importance of money being integrated with each character. At the same time, we did not want to be too specific, for example, concerning the debt Jerry owes. It is enough to understand that all the character had been trapped as they wanted to get involved in a deal that was not carried out well. It has been consistently showed throughout the film that Jerry is a loser that does not stops improvising solutions and wants to escape from the impasses that he has found himself being blocked by. The film’s core female character, inspector Marge Gunderson, is certainly one of the most compelling and unique lead characters that have ever been portrayed in a crime film. She does represent various good aspects of humans that could be portrayed through film. Gunderson is kind, patient, loving and caring. The two criminals hired by Jerry, Showalter and Grimsrud, are quite contrasting in character. Showalter is a highly outspoken violent character. On the contrary, Grimsud is introvert but is certainly more deadly and lethal of both the characters.