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Video Worksheet O Brother, Where Art Thou? ** O Brother is based on Homer’s Odyssey and is perhaps best understood as a work of historical fiction. Most of the scenes could and did happen in 1930s Mississippi and other southern states, but not in the highly stylized, cartoon-like way the Coen brothers created in this film. Concentrate primarily on the excellent music-making and larger truths revealed by the movie, rather than the details of characterization, such as the clownish way the Soggy Bottom Boys perform “I am a Man” at the recording studio in chapter 5. In other words, believe what your ear tells you about 1930s Mississippi, but be skeptical about some of the visual presentations of historical truth. Chapter 4: “As I Went Down to the River to Pray” Be able to describe this spiritual using the terminology we used in the lecture. What would be the appeal of a song like this among people participating in a river baptism? Why is it so repetitive? How is the regular sense of rhythm established in a song that has no instrumental
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