Movie Diary 12/30/2009

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2000). Thinking ahead to the next lecture, on the subject of literary works adapted in a particularly eccentric or radical way (see details here). So where better to go than the Coens’ version of Homer’s Odyssey? Since settling on this idea, more possibilities have presented themselves: Beau Travail, Shoot the Piano Player, The Long Goodbye, There Will Be Blood. By comparison, the Coens are looking almost faithful to their source material.