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#16378 - 02/05/01 07:22 AM Re: O Brother Where Art Thou?
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why do you think they call it a copyright??


But, but, I gave credit where credit was due. What else
could be necessary? I certainly hope he doesn't expect any money! It's not like I pretended it was mine.







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#16379 - 02/05/01 10:34 AM Re: O Brother Where Art Thou?
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we know your heart was pure, Jackie! <G> it's probably just better (safer?), on such a long piece, to just link to it. I cut and paste pretty liberally here from the OED, but I figure I paid dearly(!!) for the privilege. 8-)


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#16380 - 02/05/01 11:21 AM Re: O Brother Where Art Thou?
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it's probably just better (safer?), on such a long piece, to just link to it.

Yes, Dear, I understand, Dear, I'm sure you're right, Dear.


psst--y'all jist watch an' see how well Ah foller that thar directive!


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#16381 - 02/05/01 11:55 AM Re: The colour of Paradise
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Released in this country as The Color of Paradise. Beautiful film. Had a scene in it that was almost identical to a scene in Gladiator.


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#16382 - 06/13/01 04:08 PM Re: O Brother Where Art Thou?
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this movie is freshly out in VHS/DVD formats. the Soggy Bottom Boys number (which is terrific) is on the DVD as a music video (I can't imagine it on MTV, but maybe VH1?). does anyone know if this was performed by Clooney et al, or if not by whom? (the video credit just says "Soggy Bottom Boys") anyway, for those that missed it in the shoeboxes, it's well worth renting.


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#16383 - 06/13/01 04:13 PM Re: O Brother Where Art Thou?
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I'll have to check the CD when I get home, but I know that Timothy Blake Nelson was the only one who did his own vocals in the Soggy Bottom Boys... George Clooney and John Turturro do an admirable bit of lip-synching, but I'm sure Rosemary is still perturbed.


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#16384 - 06/13/01 04:14 PM Re: O Brother Where Art Thou?
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#16385 - 06/13/01 08:58 PM Re: O Brother Where Art Thou?
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This little gem got me most of the way across the Atlantic on a recent jaunt to Europe. Especially loved the Cyclops and the Sirens (that's pronounced Sigh-reens, to rhyme with Irene, as in "good night...")


PS - Soggy Bottom Boys (per my resident music man) - a group of musicians together specifically for this film, including T Bone Burnett.



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#16386 - 06/14/01 12:33 AM Re: music in the film
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Haven't seen a Coen Brothers film yet...but I've been meaning too since "Fargo" got such accolades. I'll make it a point to rent one, now...I have a little extra time coming up.

You might be surprised to know, Alex, that here at the tip of the Jersey Cape we're actually 50 miles below the Mason-Dixon line (if you extended it to the coast it would hit just above Atlantic City). And there were a lot of fluctuations in sentiments around here during the War Between the States (in deference to my Southern friends).
In fact, a bit of history I just gleaned from some re-enactor friends substantiated the fact I heard in the past that New Jersey, by a matter of 3 votes, was actually more in danger of joining the Confederacy than the more noted border states ever were. The large proportion of agrarian activity in the Garden State at the time put the economic interests more in line with the South than with the industrialized North! 'Course Lincoln would've sent in troops to keep the state in the Union like the others. But, for a matter of a few votes, you just might be talkin' about us "Jersey Rebels" today!
Politics, especially wartime politics, is a strange bird indeed!

And my cousin, Carl Baron, is one of the top five-string banjo pickers on the East Coast! He plays with a group called The Pine Barons who have a couple of CD's out. He got me into bluegrass a long time ago. The music's got soul and heart, just like blues or jazz...the only three truly indigenous American music forms...all the rest are just hybrids of those three, mix or match!...including country and rock'n'roll! And you have to be a damn good musician to play bluegrass music!!!

Well, Alex, thanks for providing the impetus for these little ruminations of mine! And I'm dying to mention that line from "Deliverance" since you brought it up...but I won't...well, maybe just the 'pig' part...poor Ned Beatty!


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#16387 - 06/14/01 08:39 AM Re: O Brother Where Art Thou?
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Yes, we got this on DVD as soon as it came out, and have found no diminution of pleasure having now seen it at least 5 times! In me yumble opinion, this is an almost infinitely better film in every single respect than the completely overhyped 'Crouching Kitten, Farting Sparrow'.

I have heard my son (13) picking out riffs from the songs on his double bass ever since we saw the movie. It works on so many levels, like most of the Coens' films.


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