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    O Brother, Where Art Thou is an American film written by the Ethan and Joel Coen as a tribute to the Odyssey by Homer. While largely based on the work of Homer the Coen brothers took liberties to fit American audience with American values. In short, the Coen brothers created an American Odyssey filled with the highlights of the core values to American Culture, while paying tribute to the original source by rewriting some of the core obstacles from the Odyssey so, they would fit into the story of

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    The Odyssey and “O Brother Where Art Thou” In The Odyssey, Odysseus the main character leaves his family to go on a quest. Getting back home was the hardest part of Odysseus's journey. It had taken a decade trying to return home. Along the way, he had to overcome hardships and battle various creatures. While Odysseus was away from home for a decade his wife Penelope had to overcome some hardships of her own including resisting suitors who were attempting to take Odysseus’s place. Also, Odysseus’s

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    Film Analysis “O Brother Where Art Thou” This old time musical theatrical movie clip was an insightful blast from the past that made you cherish those days where it was inconceivable to not be a gentlemen, and it was a down right shame to be anything less then an honest women. This old time movie with a new age attitude definitely strikes the funny bone of any modern day movie watcher. “The opening titles inform us that the Coen Brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou" is based on Homer's The Odyssey

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    This week as we watch O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Piano, we are given two parameters to compare and contrast the two. The techniques employed by the director and the musical score show how these movies took different paths to keep the viewer engaged at each step of the process. Even though the films tackle vastly different topics, the ability of both "period pieces" (Petrie-Boggs 89) to tackle important issues bring them together wonderfully. Although one film sticks to it's heart and

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    Great pieces of artwork sometimes reflect ideologies of other works in a unique manner. For this reason, this paper looks at the similarities that are apparent in the Coen brothers’ film, O Brother Where Art Thou? and the epic Greek poem, The Odyssey, by Homer. In particular, special reference is given to the protagonists Ulysses in the movie and Odysseus in the poem. Without doubt, one is forced to associate the concept of the movie made in 2000 to that of the great epic poem, which is a work written

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2001 film produced by Joel and Ethan Coen set in 1930’s Mississippi. The film is loosely based on The Odyssey by Homer. George Clooney stars as Ulysses Everett McGill, John Turturro as Pete Hogwallop, and Tim Blake Nelson as Delmar O'Donnell. Everett convinces Pete and Delmar to run away from prison to search for treasure. Pete and Delmar have big plans as to what they plan to do with the treasure; Pete wants to open a restaurant, and Delmar wants to buy back his family’s

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    -O’ Brother, Where Art Thou quote: movie was centered around flooding of the valley by TVA dam (Coen & Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2000) -Created by the TVA Act in 1933 election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). -New Deal which was a series of programs, ‘alphabet soup,’ established during the Great Depression, restoring dignity back to the American people. (History.com Staff, 2009)-Energy, environment, jobs, economy (Our History, n.d.) It did this through power production, flood control

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    There are many reasons to believe that O Brother, Where Art Thou is a movie based upon the events that took place during Homer’s The Odyssey. The Odyssey is a story about Odysseus and his adventure home after the Trojan War. O Brother, Where Art Thou was about the journey of Ulysses and his two partners escaping from prison. Both Odysseus and Ulysses were trying to reach home so they could see their families again. The blind man on the railroad tracks toward the beginning represented the blind prophet

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    The Odyssey in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou The movie O Brother, Where Art Thou is a wonderful movie that was directed by the Coen brothers. The movie features a cast of talented actors, the movie has also won several awards. The book The Odyssey is a timeless classic and it was written by the mysterious bard Homer. The book tells the tale of our hero Odysseus as he attempts to make it home to his wife. There are many ways to relate the movie plot and characters, to Odysseus's journey in The

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    Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Comparison Essay Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (OBWAT?) is a motion picture loosely based upon Homer’s epic narrative poem The Odyssey. The movie is not a remake of Homer’s writing, but takes many main ideas from the narrative poem. The movie contains quite a large sum of irony if you have read and understood the Odyssey. For example, in the movie the main character is named Ulysses, while the protagonist in Homer’s story’s name is Odysseus. In both stories the leader

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