The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time

The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time

Jenny M. Jones


Whether contending with nihilists, botching a kidnapping pay-off, staring at as his loved rug is micturated upon, or just bowling and ingesting Caucasians, the Dude—or El Duderino if you’re now not into the full brevity thing—abides. As embodied by means of Jeff Bridges, the most personality of the 1998 Coen brothers’ movie The enormous Lebowski is a contemporary hero who has encouraged fairs, burlesque interpretations, or even a faith (Dudeism). In time for the 15th anniversary of The significant Lebowski, movie writer and curator Jenny M. Jones tells the whole tale of the Dude, from how the Coen brothers got here up with the assumption for a latest los angeles noir to never-been-told anecdotes concerning the film’s construction, its serious and advertisement reception, and, eventually, the way it got here to be such a world cult hit. Achievers, as Lebowski enthusiasts name themselves, will realize many hidden truths, together with why it truly is that Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) is so keen about Vietnam, what makes Theodore Donald “Donny” Kerabatsos (Steve Buscemi) so harassed forever, how the movie defies style, and what unforeseen shock Bridges received in the course of filming of the Gutterballs dream series. (Hint: it concerned curly wigs and a gurney.) Interspersed all through are sidebars, interviews with contributors of the film’s solid and workforce, scene breakdowns, visitor essays via well-liked specialists on Lebowski language, track, filmmaking suggestions, and extra, and countless numbers of photographs—including a lot of art encouraged by means of the film.

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