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O Brother, Where Art Thou?
28 September 2011
Conclusion: 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' is an amusing romp through 1930s Depression-era folklore and local color. Loosely inspired by Homer's The Odyssey and Preston Sturges's 'Sullivan's Travels,' the fantasy comedy is a wild ride with a strange array of caricatures and situations, and it features a great...
Excerpt: The Film The Coen Brothers use a kick-ass soundtrack and comedy to portray a Depression-era Mississippi in O Brother, Where Art Thou? Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey , Brother stars George Clooney who delivers a star-making turn as the fast-talking, Dapper-Dan-using Ulysses Everett McGill, who is...
Excerpt: Assuming it's acceptable to classify O Brother, Where Art Thou? as a musical, was there a better film of the genre in the previous decade than the Coens' 2000 loose retelling of a certain Greek epic poem?
Excerpt: What if Homer's Odyssey were written by red-neck hicks in the early half of the 20th century? What if Homer had a penchant for drinking to much corn liquor? Better yet, what if the Odyssey were written by Mark Twain? You'd have O Brother Where Art Thou .
Excerpt: Coen Bros brukar kasta sig mellan vitt skilda miljöer för varje ny film. Och "O Brother..." är enligt dem själva Homeros "Odysséen" genom The Three Stooges (det sistnämnda ett fenomen mer bekant för brödernas landsmän än för oss andra, vågar jag väl hävda).