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I do not demand that all movies have a story to pull us from beginning to end, and indeed one of the charms of " The Big Lebowski ," the Coens' previous film, is how its stoned hero loses track of the thread of his own life. Still, they've absorbed the spirit. He shares his name and story with Tommy Johnson , a blues musician with a mysterious past, who is said to have sold his soul to the devil at the Crossroads a story more often attributed to Robert Johnson. From their peculiar conviction that they are invisible as they duck and run across an open field, we know the movie's soul is in farce and satire, although it touches other notes, too--it's an anthology of moods. Waldrip, Penny's bona fide suitor and the manager of Homer Stokes's election campaign. There are even walk-ons for characters inspired by Babyface Nelson and the blues singer Robert Johnson, who speaks of a crossroads soul-selling rendezvous with the devil. He believes in being true to one's kin, even when his cousin Washington B. Chaos ensues, and the Grand Wizard reveals himself as Homer Stokes, a candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial election. Nelson died in a shootout known as the Battle of Barrington rather than by electric chair, as suggested in the film. Some highlights: "Damn, we're in a tight spot! The opening shot shows three prisoners escaping from a chain gang. He claims to have escaped from prison so he can find a stash of money he had hidden, though in reality it is so he can get back to his family before his wife remarries.

The group begins a performance of "Man of Constant Sorrow", which unknown to them is now a popular radio hit, and the crowd goes wild. He corresponds to Homer.

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Everett and Delmar arrive in Everett's home town. The brothers visited him in Phoenix while he was making Three Kings , wanting to work with him after seeing his performance in Out of Sight Some highlights: "Damn, we're in a tight spot! The movie's title is lifted from Preston Sturges' comedy "Sullivan's Travels" it was the uplifting movie the hero wanted to make to redeem himself , and from Homer we get a Cyclops, sirens bathing on rocks, a hero named Ulysses, and his wife Penny, which is no doubt short for Penelope. Soggy Bottom Boys[ edit ] The Soggy Bottom Boys is the musical group that the main characters form to serve as accompaniment for the film. Everett then confesses that there is no treasure. The trio then picks up Tommy Johnson, a young black man, who claims he has sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to play the guitar. Lee O'Daniel was in the flour business, and used a backing band called the Light Crust Doughboys on his radio show. Penny agrees to marry Everett with the condition that he find her original ring.

Work on the script began in Decemberlong before the start of production, and was at least half-written by May The trio inadvertently fall in with bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelsonand help him with a heist, before he leaves them with his share of the loot.

Jack had never been on a plane before flying in for the premiere. He corresponds to the cyclops Polyphemus in the Odyssey. Chaos ensues, and the Grand Wizard reveals himself as Homer Stokes, a candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

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Senator from that state. He enlists them in his cause by telling them of hidden treasure. He corresponds to Tiresias in the Odyssey.

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