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The Big Lebowski

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H playful and subversive references to film history especially to Raymond Chandler's world of hardboiled detective classics and the world of film noir The Big Lebowski is the rarest kind of film a comedy whose jokes become funnier with repetition The same goes for its multitudinous jukebox like references to other films many of which open up vistas for intertextual interpretation Underneath the film's breakneck pacing and foul mouthed characters a farcical collection of flakes losers and phonie. I have struggled with this film Tried watching it twice years apart and got about halfway thinking “what’s the fucking point here” But recently on cable I caught some of the back half including the trippy dream seuence and saw there was going on And this here little book has helped show me the way I think I get it now I stand corrected I too will abide I deeply respect the Coens though they have always been hit or miss for me — loved “Fargo” “Llewyn Davis” “Buster Scruggs” and “No Country” and well enjoyed “O Brother” “Barton Fink” “Man Who Wasn’t There” and “Serious Man” but didn’t at all care for “Raising Arizona” “Hail Caesar” “Miller’s Crossing” or “Blood Simple” and maybe it’s life’s lack of perfect formula that makes it so damn interesting Immigrants in Our Own Land goes for its multitudinous jukebox like references to other films many of which open up vistas for intertextual interpretation Underneath the film's breakneck pacing and foul mouthed characters a farcical collection of flakes losers and phonie. I have struggled with this film Tried watching it twice years apart and PL / I Structured Programming got about halfway thinking “what’s the fucking point here” But recently on cable I caught some of the back half including the trippy dream seuence and saw there was Its OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids going on And this here little book has helped show me the way I think I Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, get it now I stand corrected I too will abide I deeply respect the Coens though they have always been hit or miss for me — loved “Fargo” “Llewyn Davis” “Buster Scruggs” and “No Country” and well enjoyed “O Brother” “Barton Fink” “Man Who Wasn’t There” and “Serious Man” but didn’t at all care for “Raising Arizona” “Hail Caesar” “Miller’s Crossing” or “Blood Simple” and maybe it’s life’s lack of perfect formula that makes it so damn interesting

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S is a surprisingly humane account of what fools we mortals be It is one of the oddest buddy films ever made with extraordinary performances by Jeff Bridges and John Goodman In this study The Big Lebowski is set into the context of 1990s Hollywood cinema anatomised for its witty relationship with the classics which it satirises and discussed in terms of its key theme the hopeless flailing of ridiculously unmanly men in the world of discombobulated mixed up or put on identities that is Los Angel. Some unexpected free time this April allowed me to revisit the Coen brothers classic The Big Lebowski via the BFI Film Classic monograph by JM Tyree and Ben Walters I am really enjoying this series There's basically four sections and the first The mix tape Movie discusses the seemingly unrelated discrepancies in the film like the Dude's friendship with Walter the dream seuences and that picture of Nixon bowling in the Dude's room Section Two Out of the Past discusses the film in connection to Howard Hawks' film version of The Big Sleep and the novel it was adapted from by Raymond Chandler The third section What Makes A Man is concerned with the Coen's concept of masculinity and the idea of the hero in connection with subverting Chandler's version of the modern noir hero And the last section The Religion of Laughter looks at the really important themes of the film that counteract the criticism of the Coens being cold calculating and heartless in their film making the film is essentially about the friendship and democratic fun that bowling gives people It was another chance to revisit a film that never fails to entertain on repeat viewings the mark of a true classic The Best Nest gives people It was another chance to revisit a film that never fails to entertain on repeat viewings the mark of a true classic

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Since its release nearly ten years ago The Big Lebowski has become a cult classic with a worldwide following having survived the baffled reaction of many mainstream critics Its fans tend to be fanatical congregating at 'Lebowski Conventions' in bowling alleys across American and Britain and even dressing up as characters from the film Among the funniest films of the last twenty five years and one of the high water marks of 1990s genre recycling and pastiche The Big Lebowski is also littered wit. A good book and thorough The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight genre recycling and pastiche The Big Lebowski is also littered wit. A The Best Nest good book and thorough