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O Brother Where Art Thou In the film O Brother Where Art Thou the Cohen Brothers present to the audience a comedic adventure of three on-the-run jail mate hillbillies led by the hero Ulysses Everett McGill George Clooney looking to reclaim a buried treasure The story takes place back in the days of the Depression-era Deep South around the 1920s in Mississippi It is a comedy The picture is filled with intellectual and witty satire as well as twists and turns humorously paralleling scenes and characters from Homers epic poem The Odyssey In the movie the Cohen Brothers use various elements to capture the attention of the audience Just as any other directors attempt to do they aim to draw the audience into the movie and catch the spirit of the southern Mississippian Depression-era hillbillies In order to generate this affect one of the key elements the Cohen Brothers use is language More specifically they use old-fashioned southern idiomatic dialogue which is not really used in todays contemporary dialogue Yet most are definitely familiar with it which serves as the common base to carry out the affect Just by listening to this southern-type language with its southern accents and all its slang idioms and euphemisms the picture of vast countryside farms and cornfields old-fashion cars live-stock dirt roads and rednecks and hillbillies in overalls with severe farmers tan instantly comes to mind Thus everything becomes more of a reality However more importantly with a whole lot of fresh witty intellectual satire there are plenty of laughs through this southern dialogue which serve as the whole point of making the movie It is a comedy Of course the task was not plain and simple The Cohen Brothers did their research Throughout the entire picture there are a countless number of slang phrases idioms and euphemisms used Of course there are the older ones older meaning more familiar such as I reckon Howdy and Good
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