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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

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Coming Out at 30 August 2000 in theaters

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is crime comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with John Goodman, Holly Hunter, and Charles Durning in supporting roles.

The film is set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. Its story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey that incorporates mythology from the American South. The title of the film is a reference to the Preston Sturges 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels, in which the protagonist is a director who wants to film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a fictional book about the Great Depression.

Much of the music used in the film is period folk music, including that of Virginia bluegrass singer Ralph Stanley. 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 country and folk musicians who were dubbed into the film included John Hartford, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Chris Sharp, Patty Loveless, and others. They joined together to perform the music from the film in a Down from the Mountain concert tour which was filmed for TV and DVD.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writers: Homer (The Odyssey), Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King, Charles Durning

Cast:

George ClooneyEverett
John TurturroPete Hogwallop
Tim Blake NelsonDelmar O’Donnell
John GoodmanBig Dan Teague
Holly HunterPenny
Chris Thomas KingTommy Johnson
Charles DurningPappy O’Daniel
Del PentecostJunior O’Daniel
Michael BadaluccoGeorge Nelson
J.R. HornePappy’s Staff
Brian ReddyPappy’s Staff
Wayne DuvallHomer Stokes
Ed GaleThe Little Man
Ray McKinnonVernon T. Waldrip
Daniel von BargenSheriff Cooley
Royce D. ApplegateMan with Bullhorn
Frank CollisonWash Hogwallop
Quinn GasawayBoy Hogwallop
Lee WeaverBlind Seer
Millford FortenberryPomade Vendor
Stephen RootRadio Station Man
John LockeMr. French
Gillian WelchSoggy Bottom Customer
A. Ray RatliffRecord Store Clerk
Mia TateSiren
Musetta VanderSiren
Christy TaylorSiren
April HardcastleWaitress
Michael W. FinnellInterrogator
Georgia Rae RainerWharvey Gal
Marianna BrelandWharvey Gal
Lindsey MillerWharvey Gal
Natalie SheddWharvey Gal
John McConnellWoolworths Manager
Issac FreemanGravedigger
Wilson Waters Jr.Gravedigger
Robert HamlettGravedigger
Willard CoxCox Family
Evelyn CoxCox Family
Suzanne CoxCox Family
Sidney CoxCox Family
Buck WhiteThe Whites
Sharon WhiteThe Whites
Cheryl WhiteThe Whites
Ed SnodderlyVillage Idiot
David HoltVillage Idiot
Dan AndreiuKKK Member
Seth BaileyCigar-Smoking Banquet Patron
Billy W. BlackwellRallygoer / Banquet Patron
Ron BlockBanjoist
Dan BraunKlansman
Ryder DavisKlansman
Jerry DouglasDobro Player
Christopher FrancisKlansman
Gloria GonnilliniRallygoer
Geoffrey GouldMob Head
Stuart GreenwellRail Man
Emily D. HaleyPartygoer
R.C. KeeneRallygoer
Nathan KornelisKlansman
Nathaniel Lee Jr.Ice Boy with Straw Hat
Lamar LottRallygoer
Mark MunsonKlansman
Andy SimsRallygoer
Christa SparksWharvey Gal
Shayne TingleRail Man
Dan TyminskiMandolinist on Stage
Leon WallsGuitarist
John WilkieKlansman / Choreographer

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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