That's okay, Art, thanks darlin'. Everyone had said O'Brother was like a video made for the music, so that's kind of what I went expecting and I enjoyed the music immensely. I think it was a good thing, only in that the CD is selling so well, thus introducing more and more folks to something better than the crap on the radio.
It was camped up, big time and I suppose they should have been a bit more serious and NOT done the stereotypical thing, but I still had fun watching it, twice.
As to Songcatcher, I dunno, the best part I found was some of the genuine singing and picking and the lesbian relationship. I thought there was LOTS more they could have done and the woman who played the lead, Janet McTeer, is one of my favourite English actresses. Saw her as Vita Sackville-West on BBC in "Portrait of a Marriage" and fell in love! She is excellent.
I agree with you, really, that it is unfortunate that Hollywood still portrays the "ignorant hillbilly" type for hill people. It's just sometimes I just want to forget the world and going to a movie and suspending belief is what it is all about for me at those times.
Mr. Dribblebutt, perhaps you've just been choosing the wrong types of movies? Might I recommend George Hamilton in "Zorro...the Gay Blade?" No suspension of belief necessary at all and a rip-roaring time was had by all.**BG**