In 2000 O Brother Where Art Thou? was released to movie theaters from the shockingly fertile minds of brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. Lead character Everett is played by George Clooney. Everett is questionable of character, motives and morality but his vocabulary is wider than the Mississippi. He even knows a bit of Latin. When explaining his role as father and husband, he uses the term “pater familias.” This means “father of the family.”
The basis of the movie was Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, but set in the Southern U.S. in the 1930s. The full name of the Everett character is Ulysses Everett T. McGill. Ulysses is the Roman version of the name Odysseus, the main character in The Odyssey.