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« Topic Start: February 06, 2011, 09:13:43 pm »

An article from Slate discussing the relationship between the novel, it's movie adaptation, and Odhinn and Fenir.

http://www.slate.com/id/2283236

Personally, I enjoyed the movie a great deal and never thought of mythic overtones, but they do seem to be there.

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« Reply #1: February 06, 2011, 11:17:36 pm »

An article from Slate discussing the relationship between the novel, it's movie adaptation, and Odhinn and Fenir.

http://www.slate.com/id/2283236

Personally, I enjoyed the movie a great deal and never thought of mythic overtones, but they do seem to be there.



Hmmm...John Wayne as a god. Yeah. I can see that. Smiley

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« Reply #2: February 07, 2011, 01:10:27 am »

Hmmm...John Wayne as a god. Yeah. I can see that. Smiley

(Sorry. Couldn't resist. LOL)

I tease my dad, telling him that I'm not the only polytheist in the family, because when I was growing up, Dad rated John Wayne on roughly the same level as Jesus, but with Verifiable Proof of John Wayne's existence.
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« Reply #3: February 07, 2011, 03:09:44 am »

Personally, I enjoyed the movie a great deal and never thought of mythic overtones, but they do seem to be there.

I think out of all of the movies I've seen this year I enjoyed True Grit the most. I never connected it to any myths though, watch out for those one eyed guys with beards Wink

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« Reply #4: February 07, 2011, 10:41:24 am »

Personally, I enjoyed the movie a great deal and never thought of mythic overtones, but they do seem to be there.

I haven't seen it yet, but it looks like the mythological themes are a little less overt than in the Coen Bros. previous effort, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?".  I'll be interested to see if I can pick up on the mythic parallels in this one.

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« Reply #5: February 07, 2011, 07:08:05 pm »

I haven't seen it yet, but it looks like the mythological themes are a little less overt than in the Coen Bros. previous effort, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?".  I'll be interested to see if I can pick up on the mythic parallels in this one.

Brina

Good point!  I hadn't thought to look at their earlier works.

Lyric: He did have a god-like quality about him, at least in retrospect.  He was a figurehead we needed at the time, and a good one.  That time appears to be past, but he is remembered fondly.  I think Mr. Bridges will be remembered well also.

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« Reply #6: February 07, 2011, 07:54:12 pm »

Good point!  I hadn't thought to look at their earlier works.

Their films are full of mythic characters/caricatures.  The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse from "Raising Arizona" was my first introduction to this particular Coen Brothers quirk.

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« Reply #7: February 07, 2011, 08:07:25 pm »

An article from Slate discussing the relationship between the novel, it's movie adaptation, and Odhinn and Fenir.

http://www.slate.com/id/2283236

Personally, I enjoyed the movie a great deal and never thought of mythic overtones, but they do seem to be there.

Wow. Thanks for sharing this. Now I know why I loved this movie so much: it's full of myth. And I always fall hard for myth.
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« Reply #8: February 08, 2011, 08:06:37 pm »

Wow. Thanks for sharing this. Now I know why I loved this movie so much: it's full of myth. And I always fall hard for myth.

You and me both.  I suppose that's why I like Joe Campbell so much.

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