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.
George Nelson is this man's real name. He appears to have an Ambiguous Disorder, with symptoms of bipolar disorder (becoming heavily depressed after the excitement of a robbery and leaving his share of the money). He heard of the exploits of the real Baby Face Nelson and became convinced it was him.