History Film / OBrotherWhereArtThou

18th Jun '16 11:01:06 PM Sammettik
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* HistoricalInJoke A great deal of the humor in this film is derived from these.
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* HistoricalInJoke HistoricalInJoke: A great deal of the humor in this film is derived from these.
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** JohnGoodman's reaction when he realizes that the fiery cross was coming down directly ''at'' him.
** Also, Homer Stokes' reaction when he realizes that the town, after his attempt at getting the Soggy Bottom Boys arrested failed, is now going to run him out of town on a rail as revenge for interrupting the performance.

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** JohnGoodman's Teague's reaction when he realizes that the fiery cross was coming down directly ''at'' him.
** Also, Homer Stokes' reaction when he realizes that the town, after his attempt at getting the Soggy Bottom Boys arrested failed, is now going to run him out of town on a rail as revenge for interrupting the performance.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain [[spoiler: Homer Stokes, candidate for governor by day, Klansman by night.]]

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: [[spoiler: Homer Stokes, candidate for governor by day, Klansman by night.]]



* SurroundedByIdiots - Pappy O'Daniel's cronies and son are sycophantic yes-men who are a bit slow on the uptake, and Pappy is painfully aware of this. This is most likely the reason he tries to convince Vernon T. Waldrip to leave Stokes' campaign and join his.

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* SurroundedByIdiots - SurroundedByIdiots: Pappy O'Daniel's cronies and son are sycophantic yes-men who are a bit slow on the uptake, and Pappy is painfully aware of this. This is most likely the reason he tries to convince Vernon T. Waldrip to leave Stokes' campaign and join his.
9th May '16 8:30:52 AM Viper16
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** Not as "fringe" as all that. Note that Homer Stokes feels perfectly comfortable announcing to a roomful of people that he belongs to an organization, wink-wink-nudge-nudge, that engages in cross-burning and lynching, and expects the audience to sympathize with him when he attacks people of ''stopping a lynching.'' It's not hard to guess that the only reason he's booed is because the people he's accusing happen to be a very popular music band, not because of general principle.

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** Not as "fringe" as all that. Note that Homer Stokes feels perfectly comfortable announcing to a roomful of people that he belongs to an organization, wink-wink-nudge-nudge, that engages in cross-burning and lynching, and expects the audience to sympathize with him when he attacks people of for ''stopping a lynching.'' It's not hard to guess that the only reason he's booed is because the people he's accusing happen to be a very popular music band, not because of general principle.
9th May '16 8:30:00 AM Viper16
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** Not as "fringe" as all that. Note that Homer Stokes feels perfectly comfortable announcing to a roomful of people that he belongs to an organization, wink-wink-nudge-nudge, that engages in cross-burning and lynching, and expects the audience to sympathize with him when he attacks people of ''stopping a lynching.'' It's not hard to guess that the only reason he's booed is because the people he's accusing happen to be a very popular music band, not because of general principle.
15th Apr '16 8:56:28 PM marcoasalazarm
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* WardensArEvil: The Sheriff. While at the beginning he ''is'' in the right to hunt down Everett, Pete and Delmar (because of them being fugitives) he goes for overkill tactics like ''burning down a barn with them inside'', he insists that he answers to a higher law than man's (so he will just keep coming to matter what), and the moment he makes it clear that he will see them all hang even if they are now innocent (and he will kill Tommy for no reason other than him being there with the fugitives), he crosses the MoralEventHorizon ''hard''. That he is a SatanicArchetype doesn't helps any.

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* WardensArEvil: WardensAreEvil: The Sheriff. While at the beginning he ''is'' in the right to hunt down Everett, Pete and Delmar (because of them being fugitives) he goes for overkill tactics like ''burning down a barn with them inside'', he insists that he answers to a higher law than man's (so he will just keep coming to matter what), and the moment he makes it clear that he will see them all hang even if they are now innocent (and he will kill Tommy for no reason other than him being there with the fugitives), he crosses the MoralEventHorizon ''hard''. That he is a SatanicArchetype doesn't helps any.
15th Apr '16 8:56:00 PM marcoasalazarm
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* WardernsArEvil: The Sheriff. While at the beginning he ''is'' in the right to hunt down Everett, Pete and Delmar (because of them being fugitives) he goes for overkill tactics like ''burning down a barn with them inside'', and the moment he makes it clear that he will see them all hang even if they are now innocent (and he will kill Tommy for no reason other than him being there with the fugitives), he crosses the MoralEventHorizon ''hard''.

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* WardernsArEvil: WardensArEvil: The Sheriff. While at the beginning he ''is'' in the right to hunt down Everett, Pete and Delmar (because of them being fugitives) he goes for overkill tactics like ''burning down a barn with them inside'', he insists that he answers to a higher law than man's (so he will just keep coming to matter what), and the moment he makes it clear that he will see them all hang even if they are now innocent (and he will kill Tommy for no reason other than him being there with the fugitives), he crosses the MoralEventHorizon ''hard''.''hard''. That he is a SatanicArchetype doesn't helps any.
15th Apr '16 8:54:25 PM marcoasalazarm
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* WardernsArEvil: The Sheriff. While at the beginning he ''is'' in the right to hunt down Everett, Pete and Delmar (because of them being fugitives) he goes for overkill tactics like ''burning down a barn with them inside'', and the moment he makes it clear that he will see them all hang even if they are now innocent (and he will kill Tommy for no reason other than him being there with the fugitives), he crosses the MoralEventHorizon ''hard''.
10th Apr '16 1:41:06 PM Kirayoshi
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "Songs of salvation to salve the soul."
17th Mar '16 3:40:20 PM Cantido
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* AndYourLittleDogToo: George Nelson takes a break from shooting at the cops duing his getaway drive to shoot some cows.
14th Feb '16 10:17:18 PM Ma35tro
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* SatanicArchetype: Sheriff Cooley fits Tommy Johnson's description of the Devil exactly: "He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He likes to travel around with a mean old hound." However, upon seeing him at the end of the movie, Tommy doesn't seem to notice.

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* SatanicArchetype: Sheriff Cooley fits Tommy Johnson's description of the Devil exactly: "He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and [[EvilSoundsDeep a big hollow voice.voice]]. He likes to travel around with a mean old hound." However, upon seeing him at the end of the movie, Tommy doesn't seem to notice.
14th Feb '16 2:44:14 PM kraas
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Zig-zagged. The white heroes refer to Tommy as a "boy," but otherwise treat him as an equal. The radio station manager insists that he won't play "colored songs," but once the "Soggy Bottom Boys" become popular he's ecstatic about them and signs them. Pappy O'Daniel doesn't seem to care that "they's integrated" after seeing how a crowd adores them and boots out his gubernatorial opponent for interrupting them. The KKK is shown in all its silly racist glory, but also portrayed as a fringe organization that is not looked upon favorably by the common townsfolk. The KKK example this had some more basis, as by the 1930's the second Klan's membership had dwindled compared to it's heyday in the mid-1920's.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Zig-zagged. The white heroes refer to Tommy as a "boy," but otherwise treat him as an equal. The radio station manager insists that he won't play "colored songs," but once the "Soggy Bottom Boys" become popular he's ecstatic about them and signs them. Pappy O'Daniel doesn't seem to care that "they's integrated" after seeing how a crowd adores them and boots out his gubernatorial opponent for interrupting them. The KKK is shown in all its silly racist glory, but is also portrayed as a fringe organization that is not looked upon favorably by the common townsfolk. The KKK example this had This portrayal has some more basis, basis in reality, as by the 1930's the second Klan's membership had dwindled compared to it's heyday in the mid-1920's.mid-1920's[[note]]Specifically, the murder of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madge_Oberholtzer Madge Oberholtzer]] in 1925 caused members to leave in droves; membership continued to decline until the Civil Rights Movement started gaining momentum in the 1950s, but they have never come close to the level seen in the twenties[[/note]].
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