Reviews counted: 149 typically meandering and enigmatic, o brother is not quite as great as the depression it takes place during, but it still displays the coen brothers eye for historical detail and dry humor regardless of its flaws, the film is comical and stylish in its direction and visual interpretation. Art thou movie and accompanying soundtrack the music was arguably more important than the film – it certainly went off to create its own life a powerful introduction to country music and mountain soul music for so many people here we have a double disc, the original album represented on the first. This is a lighter story than many of the coens' previous movies, which makes it easy to forgive the parts that don't work very well and it gives us the pleasure of hearing the year's finest soundtrack, sheer bluegrass joy like the odyssey, the ulysses of o brother where art thou is trying to get home to his wife before. Three convicts escape from a mississippi chain gang in the 1930s — they are ulysses everett mcgill (george clooney), a smooth-talking petty criminal delmar (tim blake nelson), a good ole boy from a farm and pete (john turturro), a sourpuss with a negative take on everything that happens the plan is to recover the 12. Web exclusives: more film review o brother, where art thou february 7, 2001 : o brother, i love ya ethan '79 and joel coen's new movie shows their appreciation of the beauty of stupid human beings by wes tooke '98 in a movie year that has been largely defined by hollywood's unwavering devotion to the dull and. Synopsis: homer's epic poem “the odyssey”, set in the deep south during the 1930's in it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them review: joel coen and ethan coen hit it out of the park with one of the most stylized strange concoctions of a film titled. The joke is that the coens, having made the film for him, decide the same thing clooney's motormouthed ulysses everett mcgill, jailed for practicing law without a license, escapes from a chain gang with fellow cons pete (john turturro) and delmar (tim blake nelson) and embarks on an odyssey to reunite.
After making what are still probably their two best features—fargo and the big lebowski—the coen brothers came up with their worst (2000), a piece of pop nihilism about three convicts (george clooney, tim blake nelson, and john turturro) on the run when it comes to mississippi and the depression, the coens are so. The late 1990s were a fascinating period in the evolution of cinema technology film, the only physical medium cinema had ever known, was slowly being replaced by newfangled digital technology and it was in 2000 that the academy award winning film o brother, where art thou gorgeously illustrated. 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. The movie was one of the first to extensively use digital color correction to give the film an autumnal, sepia-tinted look the film received positive reviews, and the soundtrack won a grammy award for album of the year in 2001 using american folk music the original band became popular after the film release the country.
While the 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. 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.
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. You know, when the coen brothers were first writing the film they had no idea they were writing an adaptation of the odyssey after a i requested a review of seven psychopaths back in january, just wondering if you still remember if you could review the movie creature, that would be awesome.
A o scott reviews film o brother, where art thou, directed by joel coen and written by ethan and joel coen george clooney stars photos (m.
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. After making what are still probably their two best features—fargo and the big lebowski—the coen brothers came up with their worst (2000), a piece of 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. Those are the opening lines to roger ebert's 1987 review of the joel and ethan coen's “raising arizona” ebert follows up with this tidbit of film-makig wisdom: “ generally speaking, it's best to have your characters speak in strong but unaffected english” thank god, the coen brothers never heeded the ol' thumb guy's.