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O brother, where art thou?  Cover Image DVD DVD

O brother, where art thou? / Touchstone Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with Studio Canal, a Working Title production ; produced by Ethan Coen ; written by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen ; directed by Joel Coen.



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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0788826883
  • ISBN: 9780788826887
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Touchstone Home Video, [2001]
  • Distributor: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
Widescreen 2.35:1.
Special features include: Behind-the-scenes featurette; Painting with pixels, the groundbreaking digital production process; script to storyboard to final scene comparisons; I am a man of constant sorrow music video; theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sountrack music -- Title / Composer (Performer): Po Lazarus / arr. Alan Lomax (James Carter & the Prisoners) -- Big rock candy mountain / (Harry McClintock) -- You are my sunshine / Jimmie Davis\Charlie Mitchell (Norman Blake) -- Down to the river to pray / Traditional (Alisoun Krauss) -- I am a man of constant sorrow / arr. Carter Stanley\Dan Tyminski (Soggy Bottom Boys) -- Hard time killing floor blues / Nehemiah "Skip" James (Chris Thomas King) -- Keep on the sunny side / A.P. Carter (The Whites) -- I'll fly away / Albert E. Brumley (Alison Krauss\Gillian Welch) -- Didn't leave nobody but the baby / arr. Alan Lomas\Mrs. Sidney Carter\Gillian Welch\T Bone Burnett (Emmylou Harris\Alison Krauss\Gillian Welch) -- In the highways / Maybelle Carter (Sarah, Hannah and Leah Peasall) -- I am weary (let me rest) / Pete Roberts (The Cox Family) -- I am a man of constant sorrow / arr. Ed Haley (John Hartford) -- O death / Traditional (Ralph Stanley) -- In the jailhouse now / Jimmie Rodgers (The Soggy Bottom Boys) -- I am a man of constant sorrow / arr. Carter Stanley (The Soggy Bottom Boys) -- Indian war whoop / Hoyt Ming (John Hartford) -- Lonesome valley / Traditional (The Fairfield Four) -- Angel band / arr. Ralph Stanley (The Stanley Brothers).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; film editors, Roderick Jaynes, Tricia Cooke ; music, T. Bone Burnett.
Participant or Performer Note:
George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, John Goodman, Michael Badalucco, Holly Hunter, Stephen Root, Chris Thomas King, Wayne Duvall, Daniel Von Bargen.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC, dual layer, widescreen presentation (2.35:1); DTS 5.1 digital surround sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language Note:
English dialogue; optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Golden Globe, 2001, Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, Comedy/Musical (George Clooney)
Sierra Award, 2000, Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins)
Subject: Homer > Film adaptations.
Escapes > Drama.
Depressions > 1929 > United States > Drama.
Redemption > Drama.
Prison films.
Buried treasure > Drama.
Evasiones > Teatro.
Prison films.
United States.
Escapes > Drama.
Great Depression,1929-1939 > Drama.
Escapes > Drama.
Great Depression,1929-1939 > Drama.
Genre: Motion pictures, British.
Spanish language materials. > Bilingual.
Feature films.
Feature films > United States.
Materiales en español > Bilingüe.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Comedy films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Road films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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