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Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2017 6:59 p.m. PST

Hi everyone;
What are your recommendations for the Odyssey story on film.
I know Kirk Douglas was in one version and I think Armand Asante was in a mini series version.
Any ideas.
Thanks
Joep

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

Hi everyone;
What are your recommendations for the Odyssey story on film.
I know Kirk Douglas was in one version and I think Armand Asante was in a mini series version.
Any ideas.
Thanks
Joep

thosmoss10 Oct 2017 8:40 p.m. PST

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou is dear to my heart.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2017 10:49 p.m. PST

I think Vanessa Williams was in the Armand Asante version as either Calypso or Cersei Lannister. I forget. All I remember about it is that Asante annoyed me immensely.

McWong7311 Oct 2017 3:54 a.m. PST
Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 4:22 a.m. PST

I second the nomination of "Oh Brother, Where art Thou?"

Rick

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

Kirk Douglas for the win.

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

O Brother where art Thou is an excellent movie and soundtrack.
I'll check out Kirk Douglas version of the Odyssey.
Thanks
Joe

Randall11 Oct 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

<sigh> I'm still waiting for a solid film (or mini-series) version of The Odyssey.

farnox11 Oct 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Having watched the Kirk Douglas version growing up, I am partial to it.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

A third nomination for "O Brother Where Art Thou" and five gold stars for the soundtrack!

DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

A fourth nomination for "O Brother Where Art Thou" and the Foggy Bottom Boys.

USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

A first nomination for "O Brother Where Art Thou" being a crappy movie and complete waste of time.

My recommendation, reread the book.

Ping Pong Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

Soggy Bottom Boys?

JMcCarroll11 Oct 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

Kirk Douglas for sure. Real actor.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 5:02 p.m. PST

I was surprised to find that I preferred the Armand Assante version. It seemed truer to the material. The ladies were also very nice: Isabella Rossilini, Bernadette Peters and Vanessa Williams.

That said I also thought "O Brother Where art Thou" was brilliant.

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 8:53 p.m. PST

I'm partial to the Armand Asante version, but then, I'm partial to the women in it.

Sobieski12 Oct 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

Pope's translation is far livelier reading than Homer's original.

Benvartok13 Oct 2017 6:03 p.m. PST

Another for O Brother….

In fact why not grab that and any other Cohen brothers film while you wait for someone to make a better Odyssey.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 6:03 p.m. PST

O Brother Where Art Thou is a great retelling of the Odyssey.

williamb17 Oct 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

There is a new version starring hugh Jackman that is in production.

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