O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Watching this movie today was satisfying because I once started watching it* and never had the opportunity to finish it.

Everett (George Clooney, center)

Unfortunately, I didn't give the movie my full attention, especially towards the end, and some of what happened towards the end confused me. Furthermore, while I've read Homer's The Odyssey, I failed to fully grasp all of the connections.

Thus, at the end of the day, I definitely enjoyed the parts I watched, but I didn't understand the movie as a whole due to my own attempt at multitasking. In the case that I had given the movie my full attention, it's highly likely I would recommend the film to others.

Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro, left)

*Probably in 2004 or 2005. Probably either myself or a friend of mine was reading Homer's The Odyssey.


Instant Comments:
Lol. Pulled off the train.
Oh I see. This is man is the prophet Tiresias

Delmar O'Donnell (Tim Blake Nelson, right)

"How's my hair."
"Damn, we're in a tight spot." x 4
That gopher conversation...
"Down in the river to pray..." [We danced to this song in modern dance, and this is the first time I got to here it in the film]


Remark: I never watch this far during my first viewing. In fact, I probably only watched to the part where they got pulled off the train.
Tommy Johnson. Sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads. References the musician of the same name.
George Nelson.

Penny (Holly Hunter)

Though I still think I didn't watch more than a couple minutes into the movie, I somehow recognize the men meeting George Nelson and riding into town.
George Nelson, Babyface. References the bank robber Baby Face Nelson.
The newspaper has an article on their recording.

Big Dan Teague (John Goodman)

Watched the first several minutes once before.
Watched 20170213 (Netflix, Instant)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. 107 min [based on "The Odyssey" by Homer]

Relevant Links:
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (IMDb.com)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (RottenTomatoes.com)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Wikipedia.org)

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