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O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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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) busts loose. Except he's still shackled to his own chain-mates from the chain gang -- bad-tempered Pete (John Turturro, SUMMER OF SAM), and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson, HAMLET). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain -- before it's lost forever in a flood -- the three embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious offbeat road picture. Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens, and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman, COYOTE UGLY), it's an odyssey filled with chases, close calls, near misses, and betrayal that will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn.
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I saw it when it came out and purchased the music cd of it at that time. Then, lately, I rented it through Amazon and without really trying, ended up watching it three times during the rental period. I could have purchased the HD for $12.99 but did not anticipate being drawn to it as I have been.
Through liking it so much and finding it so easily rewatchable, I decided to purchase it.
I'm happy that I now have my own copy.
I would like to register my feelings of a fly in the ointment, however. After my multiple viewings of this masterpiece, I went to purchase and found the price was now $17.99.
It displeased me.
A big reason for my appreciation of it should also be noted. I was born in Oklahoma less than four years after the time depicted, @July 1,1937. and greatly enjoyed the nostalgic remembrances the movie evoked in me.
1) all of their films are among the finest lessons of filmmaking technique you'll find in contemporary cinema. The technical achievement is taller every once in a while, so much so that you can consider the Coens as true "authors".
2) A lot of their work is fun to watch while you watch it. If it is not fun, there's always the chance
3) that it leaves a fine "aftertaste".
That said, this film is the only one of theirs that I've bought in every new format since its release in 2000. I consider myself a fan of "The Big Lebowski", but I don't feel the need to upgrade my Special Edition DVD of that one because it's not so bold as far as cinematography is concerned. This one, though, marks high in my three criteria, which means it always benefits from new and higher resolution transfers, like the one on this BD. This is as close as you can be to the 2K digital intermediate the Coens used for post-production and color timing, which means it would't get a lot better even if 4K became a viable home video format in the near future (If you'd like to know what I mean, I suggest you read this: https://www.theasc.com/magazine/oct00/brother/pg1.htm). My only regret is the surprising lack of extras, which is sad for a film with so much value in so many departments.