Homer Meets the Coen Brothers: Memory as Artistic Pastiche in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

@article{Toscano2009HomerMT,
  title={Homer Meets the Coen Brothers: Memory as Artistic Pastiche in O Brother, Where Art Thou?},
  author={M. Toscano},
  journal={Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={49 - 62}
}
  • M. Toscano
  • Published 2009
  • Art
  • Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies
  • The Coen brothers' 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? presents an intriguing and unusual case for the question of whether historical accuracy is important in films that use classical antiquity as a direct setting or indirect reference point. With key elements of the film based on Homer's Odyssey, O Brother is set in the American south during the Great Depression. Those familiar with the often whimsical style of the Coen brothers probably did not know what, if any, connection this effort would… CONTINUE READING
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