O Brother, Where Art Thou?

by Joel Coen (Director)

DVD, 2008

Call number




Touchstone (2001)


Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.

User reviews

LibraryThing member paulsikora
"A Serious Comedy with wonderful characters..." Anon. reviewr on IMDB.com
LibraryThing member comfypants
Chain gang fugitives have adventures.

Wonderful Coeny Coenness. I'm perplexed at how the most basic of lines manage to get a laugh out of me.

Concept: A
Story: B
Characters: B
Dialog: A
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: A

Enjoyment: A plus

GPA: 3.6/4
LibraryThing member KevB1601
"I'll Fly Away" by the Kassoy Sisters (twins), one of which was Irene, our music teacher in the 4th grade at Upton Elementary School In Beverly, MA. The Kassoys did not know that their music would be in the film.
I contacted Irene years ago and received a gracious reply. The Kassoys were from New
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York City. Irene (I believe) was married to Tony Saletan, a folk musician who had a local public television station music sing-a-long program (WGBH) in Boston. The elementary school kids gathered in a basement area of the school to watch the weekly program. You never know the impact teachers have on their students. I've been a life-long fan of traditional folk music. Thank you Irene and Ellen K.
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