O Brother Where Art Thou? is a film that will take you on a perilous journey with Ulysses Everett McGill and his simpleminded cohorts. This film may be set amidst the early 1930’s Great Depression era, but it still has a Homer’s Odyssey feel to it. Down in the dusty and highly racial south, Everett recruits a couple of dimwitted convicts, Pete Hogwallop and Delmar O’Donnell, to help him retrieve his lost treasure and make it back home before his wife marries another suitor. These three convicts manage to stay one step ahead of the law while finding themselves in all sorts of trouble. It was nominated for 35 other awards, one of which was for best screenwriting. Released in December of 2000, this film won 7 awards, some of which for best soundtrack and score, album of the year, as well as best cinematography. This film does a great job of capturing the essence of the dusty and dirty depression era. It even won an award for best cinematography for this film. Using a sepia style color scheme for this entire movie, it really gives you the feeling of the times. Everyone looks a bit weathered and tattered, so three white men breaking out of a chain gang and hopping on a train was not an eyebrow-raising situation. Many people of this era were bummers, moving from town to town looking for jobs; so long distance travel …show more content…
was a great film that was loosely based on Homers Odyssey. This film uses southern racism, Christian values, and folk music to help tie all of the mini adventures of Everett and his companions together. With the use of a sepia style color it really does a great job of making you feel like you were back with Everett and his companions in the great depression. Director Joel Coen does a great job of bringing together the feel and the music of the time to help you feel more compassionate about Everett’s journey. You will find yourself rooting for them to succeed as well as wondering what kind of mischief will they get into
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Also, when the men go to the river because they heard the women singing, they were in danger. In the Odyssey, sirens were beautiful women who in the end was a threat , just like the in the film. From what we have seen so far, the similarities between this book and this movie proves that O Brother, Where Art Thou? based the movie on The Odyssey.
The Princess Bride is a movie about love, vengeance, and companionship. The story focuses on a farm girl, Buttercup, who, five years after the presumed death of her true love, Westley, is chosen as the bride of her country 's crown prince Humperdinck, whom she does not love. Early on bandits hired by Humperdinck kidnap Buttercup with the intention of using her to start a war. However, Westley, disguised as a mysterious man dressed in black, returns to rescue Buttercup so that that may be happily reunited. In The Princess Bride, the filmmakers utilize costumes and music, as well as camera angles and shots to help develop Westley’s skills and personality.
Beautifully atmospheric, Haskell Wexler's brilliant cinematography and Norman Jewison's first rate direction make you feel the humidity of the small Mississippi town in which a black detective teams with the redneck sheriff to solve the murder of an important industrialist. Here are many bad "issues" movies out there, but this is not one of them. In a bad movie, all of the racist characters would be one dimensional and one hundred percent evil; here, Steiger is allowed to play a prejudiced man who is actually sympathetic and capable of growth. In a great twist, Virgil Tibbs himself is shown to be capable of prejudice, as he pursues Endicott without sufficient evidence. It's refreshing to see a movie that portrays the entire spectrum of racism, from the crazy extremists (and there are plenty of those on hand here) to the more subtly prejudiced.
This is a translation of the first line of the Odyssey. Moreover, Ulysses, Everett’s fist name means Odysseus in Latin. It the film, Everett escapes from jail with two prison buddies and they meet a railroad homeless man who is a blind fortune teller. This is similar to when Odysseus escapes from Calypso and various other monsters with a crew and runs into Tiresias.
The film Dying to Know by Steve Kroschel is certainly easier to watch than most documentaries. The film’s subject is a natural diet developed by Dr. Gerson that can cure cancer. I did have some reservations about the film in the beginning, by the end though I believe this therapy can work. Including patient interviews was a very smart idea; something to tug at the heartstrings and it did just that. It gave more of a human aspect to the film.
The Coen brothers write about the Odyssey in their film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?. O Brother, Where Art Thou? mimics the Odyssey in a surreal sense. The writing from the Coen brothers depicts many parallels between the two stories, almost as if O Brother, Where Art Thou?
In the movie Everetts, wife, for the most part, was loyal to him until she was about to marry Veron. The differences between Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou are pronounced, and they deserve a thorough investigation. As a result, just like when Poseidon tried to kill Odysseus, in the movie the cops were trying to kill Delmar, Pete, and Everett. In the movie, the blind railroad conductor is similar to Tiresias because they both predicted the future for the main characters. Another similarity of both stories is when the main character of O Brother, Where Art Thou dressed up as KKK
Cinderella Man was a story of the up and coming boxer, James J. Braddock. The movie starts off with Braddock in the ring with another fighter and there going neck and neck. But Braddock is the man that has never been knocked out, so he exceeds the fighter for the win. But there is a time, a change in history coming about that Braddock was just another person in a rude awakening for. That change is the Great Depression.
Be sure to use two specific examples from the film to support your connection. (2 points) The film O brother where art thou relates to the Odyssey in various ways. Many characters, the plot and the story line relates to it. Ulysses Everett McGill was one of the characters that relate to one of the characters in the Odyssey.
The last part of the film that I found interesting the group of activist called the Freedom Riders. The Freedom Riders where a small group of activists, both black and white, who decided to travel by bus through the Deep South, where segregation in bus facilities wasn't just the custom; it was the law. (Let Freedom Ring) The Freedom Riders consist of 7 white students and 6 black students. The mission was to desegregated bus terminals throughout the south.
The Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes, (2004) is a film that portrays young love and struggles. The Lucky One, directed by Scott Hicks, (2012) shows that fate and love does exist. These two movies are similar, and they both show how young relationships can always find a way. The TIME article written by Eben Harrell, “Are Romance Movies Bad For You?” (2008) talks about how romance movies can affect young people.
Not short on nostalgia and goose bump moments. It is a splendid yarn that puts on vivid display the pursuit of the American Dream and all the attending forces that oppose that, especially for Afro-American males. This a true to form rags to riches story with some very disturbing, yet uplifting moments. My personal feelings or reactions to the main characters was quite varied and ran the gamut from whimsical to sheer anger.
Unfortunately, the fact that the movie focuses so heavily on portraying racial discrimination, leads to many of its ideas to become blown out of proportion. The movie is further held back by its misleading presentation of the modern reality, despite its precise message. Overall, while entertaining,