O Brother, Where Art Thou?

George Clooney stars along with John Turturro, John Goodman, and Holly Hunter. The comedy follows three chaingang escapees on a mystical, musical journey through 1930s Mississippi.

This movie is adapted on a book.

Do you want to know the best movies which were created based on books?

  1. Forrest Gump- This movie was based on the novel with the same title written by Winston Groom. The soundtrack of the movie sold over 12 million copies. The plot is centered around an innocent man Forrest Gump who joins the army during the Vietnam war.  The movie is based on his achievements and love.
  2. The Godfather- Detailed story about the life and family of a Don is a favorite across ages till date.
  3. To Kill a Mocking bird – It is based on a story about a young black man who is falsely accused of raping a white woman. People try preventing an attorney who takes up the case for providing the defense to the black man.
  4. The silence of the lambs- This movie created a sensational wave. It is based on the horror story of a cannibal serial killer and a former psychiatrist who tries to resolve the case.
  5. Schindler’s List: It is the story of a German businessman who saves the lives of Polish-Jewish refugees by employing them in his factories.
  6. Harry Potter series: Nearly seven parts of the famous children’s novel was made into movies.  One can enjoy and appreciate the challenge of maintaining a huge cast crew and their physical changes while watching the sequels.
  7. Lord of the Rings: The movie is based on novels written in stages from the year 1937 to 1949. The story is based on an evil ring created by a dark lord.  The wearer of the ring would be the ruler of all.  Humans and elves join hands to destroy the ring.  But the ring moves on hands.

Watching classics and movies based on adaptations gives a very good feeling to the viewer.  If you want to learn more about such good movies, you can try here, on this website.  This site provides excellent information on movies.  These movies transport the viewer to a new world.  Especially period movies takes one back to historical days (or) revives childhood memories.  Back to  ‘O Brother’.

Though the plot is based on Homer’s Odyssey, the title refers to the socially conscious film that the Hollywood director in Preston Sturges’s 1941 satire Sullivan’s Travels wants to make.