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The Odyssey by Homer is on of the most famous books about Greek mythology today, and it was written over three thousand years ago. The Odyssey is sampled and modernized very frequently in today’s society, and one of the most famous modernizations is the movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou, which was released in the year 2000.
Wikipedia has a nice summary of Oh Brother Where Art Thou. The Wikipedia page says “Set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression, the film’s story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey. The title of the film is a reference to the 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels, in which the protagonist (a director) wants to film a fictional book about the Great Depression called O Brother, Where Art Thou?.”
When books are turned into movies or modernized to todays society, some things about them have to change. A lot of people do not like that when books go to movies they are different, but they have to be. You cannot make a book that took you eight hours to read into a two hour movie without leaving out some details, or changing certain aspects of it to make it fit into the two hour time frame.
One big example of this was with my favorite book, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy being turned into a movie. When they made it into a movie they had to leave out a few things, and add in some scenes to make the story still move a long. That is it for my blog posts. I am done for the semester!