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THE BIG LEBOWSKI


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A masterpiece.

 

My first viewing this evening. I loved it.

 

Jeff Bridges and John Goodman give unforgettable performances..

 

A dude's gotta do what a dude's gotta do. Especially if his rug's been peed on.

 

I put it on my Greatest American Movies list.

 

Needs to be savored more than once.

 

Who else is a fan, long standing or an instant one, like me?

 

The Folger's coffee can....

 

"Just because we're bereaved, doesn't mean we're saps!"

 

"I don't roll on Shabbas!"

 

"This aggression will not stand"

 

"Nice marmot, man"

 

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sandy, on behalf of my mother and me, LOVE YOUR POST, lol. These two women should get together as they definitely are cut from the same mold. When mom asked me what TBL was about, I told her truthfully that it's very deep but that the Coen Bros. style is not for her. She asked if it had a lot of swearing. I told her it made RAGING BULL sound like MARY POPPINS. Then she didn't ask anything more about it.

 

I want to get a Lebowski t-shirt too, with "The Dude Abides"!

 

I love all the scenes at the bowling alley with Bridges, Goodman, and Buscemi.

 

And Walter's eulogy.

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Hey, Bronxie, your comparison of RAGING BULL and MARY POPPINS was right on. My hubby tells me that THE BIG LEBOWSKI has one more F-bomb than RAGING BULL. When the Coen brothers realized that their film had one less use of the swear word, they looped Walter's dialogue in one scene to have the record number of F-words in their film. Hubby tells me that record has now been broken by "some indie film", however.

 

Yes, let's get the moms together. LOL! I fear that your Bronx mother may be more sophisticated than my Ohio mother-in-law, though...

 

Sandy K

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I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

 

There are movies that I love because they make me laugh until it hurts, but I completely and fully understand when someone else thinks they are awful. *The Big Lebowski* probably is at the top of my list. What I find most incredible is that Mrs. ChiO -- she of "Let's watch something light and cute tonight" -- finds it absolutely hilarious and walks around saying, "No, you're the Lebowski. I'm the Dude."

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Mary Poppins to the Dude: "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down". The Dude: "Well, that's like, you know, your opinion, man."

 

I wouldn't say that all New Yorkers are more sophisticated than people from Ohio. I'll tell you one thing (having lived in Chicago for ten years), Midwesterners are a darned sight nicer.

 

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Hi, Tracey (Fellow Keystoner... I think) -- Has anyone seen "N Country for Old Men?" Is it any good?

 

Uh-huh. It's now my favorite Coen brothers film. It's a very dark film but it features just about everything you'd want in a Coen brothers film: brilliant look, stylized camerawork, amazing sound design, powerful performances, quirky side characters, philosophy, fate, humor, and a very strong emotional impact. The only thing the film lacks is a score.

 

Blood Simple was my favorite Coen brothers film and Fargo was my second favorite prior to my viewing of No Country for Old Men. For me, No Country for Old Men is a combination of both, although it's far more frightening than either. In fact, it's a horrifying film. Javier Bardem is very Max Cady-esque. His menace will shake you bad. The film is absolutely relentless. It's definitely not for the feint of heart. If you are to see it, be prepared for a rough ride.

 

Oddly enough, I have yet to see The Big Lebowski. I've heard mixed reviews on the film from people whose opinons I greatly value. My brother's opinion of the film is what has really kept me from seeing it so far. He said it's a film that lacks substance. It's basically a "lines" film. I'm gonna have to give it a looksee soon.

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*He said it's a film that lacks substance. It's basically a "lines" film.*

 

I can't -- or won't -- argue with that, but ohhhh those lines!

 

What I told you about Timothy Carey also applies here -- it's a conceptual thing. And, after all, Steve Buscemi is Timothy Carey with a future.

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The Big Lebowski...the Coen brothers movie based on Ulysses...right? No, no...I'm kidding. I know this is the movie based on that Dick Weber biography.

 

Here's my favorite Big Lebowski moment. Jackie Treehorn's (Ben Gazzara) note pad "clue" and The Dude's facial expression after viewing Treehorn's doodle. I mean, a priceless movie moment.

 

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Hey, ChiO -- He said it's a film that lacks substance. It's basically a "lines" film.

 

I can't -- or won't -- argue with that, but ohhhh those lines!

 

That's what seems to be the drawing card for those who like The Big Lebowski. I'm not sure what side of the aisle I'll end up on.

 

What I told you about Timothy Carey also applies here -- it's a conceptual thing. And, after all, Steve Buscemi is Timothy Carey with a future.

 

All conversations with you eventually find their way to Timothy Carey, don't they? I admire that.

 

Hiya, Bronx Girl -- NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is playing near me.

 

I'll even pay the ten bucks to see it.

 

I doubt it's your kinda flick, BG. It's really harsh.

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If those scenes aren't gratutitous, I guess I'll just have to watch and get by them; I admit I won't be happy but I'm a Coen Bros. fan.

 

It's a very tense and intense film, especially the first half.

 

 

I haven't seen BLOOD SIMPLE all the way through.

 

You get to that one again, Bronxie. It's definitely one of my favorite "contemporary" films.

 

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