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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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.
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