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The Big LebowskiSince 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. Contains a few interesting insights notably the way the stylistic mish mash of the film resembles the variety of isolated subcultures of Los Angeles and the way the film fits into an oeuvre spanning critiue of masculinity on the part of the Coens; a late comparison to authors of postmodern literature such as David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers was intriguing but was thrown in the mix much too late to become substantively developed in any way Overall the authors spend a lot of time fleshing out ideas that are not hugely original and thus fail to shed much new light on the subject matter only elucidating in slightly greater detail what's already fairly widely understood They mentioned in the beginning that they hoped not to overwhelm the comedy of the film by focusing overly much on the themes but honestly they really don't do the comedy or the themes justice And my goodness there are some jarring factual errors here for example the claim that John Travolta is reading Madame Bovary on the toilet in Pulp Fiction instead of the could hardly be different Modesty Blaise

J.M. Tyree ☆ 4 review

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

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Summary · The Big Lebowski Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í 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 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. Didn't tell me much I didn't know about Lebowski or its production though it did make a great argument for the Dude as a genuine hero with a defined moral code tying together the Big Lebowski's line about what is a man with the use Dylan's The Man in Me and the Dude's actions throughout Read it in one sitting or less and it was far from the most unpleasant way I've ever passed a few hours