O Brother really is the film John Sullivan made after his travels.Explains itself. Inspired by chain gangs, train hopping, and the never-ending search for a way home, John Sullivan took a page out of The Odyssey and made a film that reconciled comedy and romps with awareness of the absurd human condition.
- Brilliant! I wonder if it could have been intentional.
- It's hard to imagine any other reasons the Coens would have gone with that name. Even better — after the Aesop Sullivan learned in the original film, he combined escapist entertainment and screwball comedy with his usual socially-conscious subject matter.