Synopsis ulysses everett mcgill is a garrulous, silver-tounged, petty criminal who is reluctant to sepnd any more time crushing rocks he scams his way off the chain gang with pete and delmar, a clumsy duo of losers the trio embarks on an adventure of a lifetime as they pursue freedom and a treasure. Like most coen movies, it isn't quite the way they used to make them, but is deeply in love not just with the films of the past, but all of popular culture, from product packaging (principally dapper dan hair pomade) through period pop music to modes of dress and politics though its downhome numbers are states away from. Film's epigraph and inspiration come from homer, its title derives from preston sturges' film-biz classic “sullivan's travels,” in which the successful director played by joel mccrea wants to abandon comedy to make a socially conscious drama about the human condition called “o brother, where art thou. O brother, where art thou is easily the best coen film to date as well as clooney's best effort clooney is good enough to warrant a best actor nomination as is tim blake nelson's portrayal of the dimwitted friend delmar, while the film itself is deserving of a best film nod 143 out of 166 found this helpful was this review. Beyond that, some brief drinking and smoking also occur should you still be concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone in your home who wishes to see it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed content listings for more specific examples of what occurs in the film.
Bible salesman (john goodman) who beats the boys up and three sirens who love them up the cons also find time to record a song, i am a man of constant sorrow, that becomes a hit the film swings from farce to fright — a striking ku klux klan rally in which the grand wizard sings o death is both. O muze laat mij met uw stem het verhaal vertellen van de man die alle strijdmethodes beheerst met deze dichterlijke tekst opent deze fantastische film van de gebroeders joel en ethan coen, losjes gebaseerd op het epische gedicht odyssee van de griekse dichter homerus, die rond 800-750 voor christus leefde. O brother, where art thou was the first film that confirmed that the coen brothers could make a genuinely cheap joke suddenly, the humor that had coasted along the line of condescension had crossed that threshold and every character was treated as if they were pure evil or truly ignorant, prideful fools.
O brother, where art thou is a 2000 crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by joel and ethan coen, and starring george clooney, john turturro, and tim blake nelson, with john the film received positive reviews, and the soundtrack won a grammy award for album of the year in 2001 using american folk music. The coen brothers delightful new film is derived from the odyssey but its title is a cinematic reference – it's the name of the film pitched by comedy director john sullivan, joel mccrea, to a couple of unenthusiastic studio heads in preston sturges' famous comedy, sullivan's travels o' brother where art. Three convicts, ulysses everett mcgill (george clooney), known as everett, pete hogwallop (john turturro) and delmar o'donnel (tim blake nelson), escape from jail in order to retrieve $12 million that everett buried on the way they meet a one-eyed bible salesman (john goodman), a bipolar bank. This is a fun and inoffensive film i won't deny that i also won't be accused of expecting the coens to simply make another miller's crossing or blood simple but when i can see what they're capable of, and then i see them wasting their talents on something as frivolous and inconsequential as o brother i can't help but be.
Certainly so, if he finds himself in this strangely dogged yet utterly aimless movie, where paternal alienation is not the only tight spot threatening to constrain his life , even to end it where his zesty if utterly arbitrary o coen brothers, where art thou, and while we're at it, where art we i would love some directions it's not just. So unique are their films that they cannot be explained instead, they must be experienced they practice their own brand of storytelling wrapped with eccentric humor, creating a unique voice for each picture they make, guaranteeing that the audience will always see many strange things with o brother, they have done it.
Editorial reviews disenchanted with the daily drudge of crushing rocks on a prison farm in mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued ulysses everett mcgill ( george clooney, the perfect storm) there are always memorable moments in the coen brothers' films, and o brother where art thou does not disappoint. What they really seem to care about are yuppie collectibles, like robert johnson albums a movie's in trouble when its best sequence is a whimsical musical number featuring the ku klux klan—which the coens seem to regard as yet another antique with john goodman, holly hunter, and charles durning by jonathan.
The movie itself: our reviewer's take the brilliance of 'o brother, where art thou' is that it's a fun, highly amusing sport of allusions steeped in 1930s depression-era folklore and local color it tests the knowledge of its audience in delightful fashion while also questioning the storytelling medium's ability. Along the way he meets all manner of monsters and sirens, and, in the end, he finds the treasure that was prophesied to be his ulysses is an escaped convict from a mississippi prison since he couldn't get out on his own, he was forced to bring two of his fellows with him - the less-than-brilliant delmar o'donnel (tim. I do not demand that all movies have a story to pull us from beginning to end, and indeed one of the charms of the big lebowski, the coens' previous film, is how its stoned hero loses track of the thread of his own life but with o brother, where are thou i had the sense of invention set adrift of a series. Movie soundtracks have had a tendency to feature a handful of good songs, a lot of mediocre or bad songs, many times by well known artists, and then some film- inspired compositions with varying results why do people still buy soundtracks when they know they probably won't be great musical records.