O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? Revisiting the glory and silliness of the Coen brothers' classic
Absurdly entertaining and witty, this singular film spills over into magical realism as it entangles history with mythology – and, of course, music

Luke Buckmaster

18, Jun, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Live Aid to Sonic Death Monkey – the best gigs at the movies
As the Queen and Elton John biopics prove, great concert performances are at the heart of the best films about music. Here are 15 of the finest

Tom Fordy

29, May, 2019 @6:32 AM

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From Singles to Saturday Night Fever – the film soundtracks that caught a musical moment
A deluxe edition of the Singles soundtrack marks its status as one of the unlikely but enduring artefacts of the grunge era

Michael Hann

06, Jan, 2017 @2:20 PM

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Ralph Stanley obituary
Bluegrass musician with an ‘old-time mountain voice’ who found new audiences when his work featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Tony Russell

26, Jun, 2016 @12:09 PM

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Ales Kot, the writer taking comic books to mindbending new dimensions
He has only been in graphic storytelling for three years, but already the Czech-born writer has produced several influential series for the biggest publishers – and his latest is set to reinvent crime noir

Laura Sneddon

22, Jul, 2015 @12:31 PM

The 10 best prisoners on screen
As Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix, we celebrate the best and baddest jailbirds in film and TV

Michael Hogan

05, Jun, 2015 @11:00 AM

Video releases

O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Shaft | Romeo Must Die

Rob Mackie

13, Apr, 2001 @1:12 AM

The best bovine scene: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Deep South. On the run from a chain gang, Everett (George Clooney), Pete (John Turturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) have managed to hitch a ride with a passing motorist - serial bank robber George "Babyface" Nelson (Michael Badalucco). Sirens wail in the distance, as George greets his passengers.

25, Oct, 2000 @1:24 AM

The best recording session scene: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The early 1930s. A primitive radio station, Tishamingo, Mississippi. Escaped convicts Everett McGill (George Clooney), Pete (John Turturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) arrive with hitchhiking guitarist Tommy Johnson (Chris Thomas King) in tow. Inside, Everett strides up to a rotund middle-aged man carrying a white cane.

11, Oct, 2000 @1:02 AM

The best spiritual scene

O brother, where art thou?

25, Sep, 2000 @10:43 PM

The best train scene

O brother, where art thou?

18, Sep, 2000 @1:27 AM

Hi, honey, I'm Homer

Film of the week: The Coens get all postmodern on us with a mock epic in the Deep South
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Philip French

17, Sep, 2000 @10:21 PM

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