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Thread: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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    One Too Many MisterCairo's Avatar
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    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    A number of us in the "What Movie did you Last Watch?" thread are commenting on one of my favourite films, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and I thought rather than filling up that thread with our favourite quotes and so on, I'd start a thread (I did a search and couldn't find one, Bartenders please merge if I missed it!).

    Period perfect (the burning newspaper with the article on "Who are the Soggy Bottom Boys?" clearly shows if I recall the date July 13, 1937), great characters, great clothing and great ol timey music!

    So, who are your favourite characters? Favourite lines or scenes? Favourite songs? Any one else know that George Clooney lip synched Man of Constant Sorrow but that Tim Blake Nelson did indeed sing In the Jailhouse now?

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    Practically Family The Lonely Navigator's Avatar
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    I liked the part where Clooney said he was a 'Dapper Dan' man when he couldn't get the pomade he wanted:

    Pomade Vendor: I can get the part from Bristol. It'll take two weeks, here's your pomade.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Two weeks? That don't do me no good.
    Pomade Vendor: Nearest Ford auto man's Bristol.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Hold on, I don't want this pomade. I want Dapper Dan.
    Pomade Vendor: I don't carry Dapper Dan, I carry Fop.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, I don't want Fop, ******n it! I'm a Dapper Dan man!
    Pomade Vendor: Watch your language, young feller, this is a public market. Now if you want Dapper Dan, I can order it for you, have it in a couple of weeks.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!
    I'm just a ride around the storm
    At the edge of time I was born
    I'm the lonely navigator - Blutengel 'Navigator'

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    An excellent film. One of my favorite modern films about the era.
    Great script, directing, casting, soundtrack, etc.
    The entire script is quotable!
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    My Mail is Forwarded Here AmateisGal's Avatar
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    The soundtrack is amazing, too. We bought it because it was so good!

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    Practically Family Mahagonny Bill's Avatar
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    "I've stomped my foot and counted to three"

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    Truth is stranger than fiction

    What's interesting is there were performers in Country and Western music from the '30's thru the '50's with no more unusual names than the "Soggy Bottom Boys". Names like "The Trough Sloppers", "The Fruit Jar Drinkers", "Roy Acuff and his Crazy Tenneseeans"," Arky the Arkansas Wood Chopper", and the list goes on. Of course the song "Man of Constant Sorrow" was a good number for Carter and Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys in 1951. George Clooney's voice in the movie recording was done by Dan Tyminski a quite talented performer of his own right.
    Great movie. One the best detailed "period" movies of recent time. The music made it great even if the songs were a little off time period wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahagonny Bill View Post
    "I've stomped my foot and counted to three"
    That's one of life's great mysteries. Why did he want her back???


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    Quote Originally Posted by AmateisGal View Post
    "I didn't get hit by no train!"
    "Lots of respectable people have been hit by trains."
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    My Mail is Forwarded Here Doctor Strange's Avatar
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    A great, great, great, great flick! Brilliantly written, played, scored, and shot - and endlessly, hilariously quotable.

    I would say that it's my favorite Coen Brothers film... But alas, I love several of their other ones just as much.

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