Author Topic: watched The big Lebowksi  (Read 3439 times)

Sin Agog

  • Dogs fucked the pope; no fault of mine
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2019, 10:45:32 PM »
My dad cheated on my mum with a local harpie who forbade him from enjoying The Big Lebowski. 

Glebe

  • Essence-enhanced "hmmm!"-ing buzzard.
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2019, 11:10:48 PM »
It's a favourite, always cheers me up.

Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2019, 11:37:47 PM »
It took me probably two or three goes before I really started to "get it", but once I did it became a quick favourite.  Same with Withnail & I.

Lordofthefiles

  • A dog with two dicks or a dick with two dogs
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2019, 11:40:20 PM »
"Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women man"

Twit 2

  • Penske material
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2019, 02:40:32 AM »
Love the nihilists.

“We believe in nothing, Lebowski, nothing.”

Twed

  • What, prick? That's my child. My Johnson's child
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2019, 02:42:51 AM »
Watched it for the first time early this year, thought it was great. They don't make (mainstream) movies like this anymore because they don't target a specific demographic.

easytarget

  • five gas lighters for a pound
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2019, 06:05:28 AM »
I've had a rough night, and I hate the fucking Eagles, man

That's it!  Outta this fucking cab!



NoSleep

  • feat. Keith Jarrett and his singing parrot
    • Space Is The Place
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2019, 07:15:45 AM »
Watched it for the first time early this year, thought it was great. They don't make (mainstream) movies like this anymore because they don't target a specific demographic.

"people that like good films"

Old Nehamkin

  • Dance, Jimmy!
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2019, 08:48:44 AM »
They've got us working in shifts!

kalowski

  • the Zone of Zero Funkativity
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2019, 09:20:19 AM »
"Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax"

Dirty Boy

  • Lemon bloody cola
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2019, 11:45:23 AM »
8 year olds dude.

Dirty Boy

  • Lemon bloody cola
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2019, 11:46:32 AM »
They've got us working in shifts!

Leads!!??

Fabian Thomsett

  • #FBPE #ABTV #WATON #OFOC #MCC #OBE
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2019, 03:49:35 PM »
Smokey, my friend, you're entering a world of pain.

This isn't 'Nam, there are rules.

QDRPHNC

  • Golden Member
  • *****
  • "A soupçon of pizzazz."
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2019, 04:15:26 PM »
This aggression will not stand, man.

I love how much of the Dude's dialogue is picked up from other places.

Cuellar

  • She was having sly love with a midnight creeper
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2019, 04:16:40 PM »
It's nice that he goes and supports his landlord's obviously going to be terrible dance performance isn't it. What a supportive friend.

QDRPHNC

  • Golden Member
  • *****
  • "A soupçon of pizzazz."
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2019, 04:23:00 PM »
Inner city children of promise but without the necessary means for a necessary means for a higher education.

Loved that bit of repetition. I'm surprised it's not in the script, apparently the Coens are sticklers for their dialogue. Peter Stormare couldn't understand why they wanted him to say Pancakes House during the filming of Fargo.

Rizla

  • That's not another knife - THIS is another knife!
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2019, 04:25:57 PM »
I like the little fat PI that follows him around as it's both a reference to The Long Goodbye and also he's a little fat PI driving a VW bug just like in Blood Simple (the Cohen's debut).

I've just realised that I've always thought of myself as a Cohens fan, but even though I've seen all their films up to O Brother several times each, after that I've not actually seen any, apart from No Country For Old Men which I can't remember much about or if I even finished it. I just keep putting off watching them for no good reason. What are the best and worst post-2000 ones?

QDRPHNC

  • Golden Member
  • *****
  • "A soupçon of pizzazz."
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2019, 04:28:20 PM »
After 2000? They've done Hail Caesar, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, Inside Llewyn Davis, True Grit, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Burn After Reading... all of which are wonderful, to one degree or another.

A Serious Man and Hail Caesar would be my picks for the best of those.

The Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelty I only watched once each on release and haven't revisited. I consider them the only true duds of their careers. They're not terrible, but they feel like someone else trying to make a "wacky" Coens film.

kalowski

  • the Zone of Zero Funkativity
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2019, 06:12:45 PM »
They did not receive the money, you nitwit! They did not receive the money! HER LIFE WAS IN YOUR HANDS!   
-----
And with Brandt as my witness, I will tell you this: Any further harm visited upon Bunny, will be visited tenfold upon your head...My God sir. I will not abide another toe.

kalowski

  • the Zone of Zero Funkativity
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2019, 06:13:52 PM »
Lady, I got buddies who died face-down in the muck so that you and I could enjoy this family restaurant!   

QDRPHNC

  • Golden Member
  • *****
  • "A soupçon of pizzazz."
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2019, 06:32:03 PM »
Well there's not a literal connection, Dude...

Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2019, 07:08:42 PM »
I mean True Grit is probably the most obvious Coen/Lebowski recommendation given it has Bridges in a not totally dissimilar kind of role, a bit more straight forward perhaps but still I think a lot of character to it and very funny at points. Hail Caesar more of the same kind of absurdist tednancys, a few more laughs than Grit but almost more a series of linked sketches.

Again I think the closest you'll get to Lebowski though is Thomas Andersons Inherant Vice, more on the weird paranoia side perhaps but plenty of comedy as well, Brolin in that film might be my favourite comedy performance this decade. Shane Black's The Nice Guys Wasn't a bad attempt at the same kind of thing either, again a bit more straight forward but still well done, makes me wish Gosling would do more comedy.

Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2019, 11:05:31 PM »
It is undoubtedly one of the most quotable films ever made. "What in God's holy name are you blathering about?" is useful in many situations.

It's always seemed slightly odd to me that Charles Durning didn't play the title role. He looks, sounds and acts much the same. Plus, he'd already worked with the Coens on Hudsucker Proxy and would do so again on O' Brother, Where Art Thou?. They don't seem to do it as much these days, but they had their little repertory company going throughout the '80s and '90s

Johnny Textface

  • Film grain is a choice.
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2019, 07:31:43 AM »
Shut the fuck up Donny!

Poor Donny, whenever he opens his mouth. Then dead.

kalowski

  • the Zone of Zero Funkativity
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2019, 08:38:54 AM »
Shut the fuck up Donny!

Poor Donny, whenever he opens his mouth. Then dead.
Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and... up to... Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well.
Good night, sweet prince

oy vey

  • [sic]
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2019, 09:36:42 AM »
Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and... up to... Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well.
Good night, sweet prince

John Goodman's delivery with Jeff Bridges quietly seething in the background. It never fails to crack me up.

Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2019, 10:52:33 AM »
How did Larry's homework get into The Dude's car?

Endicott

  • I've done no research
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2019, 11:13:37 AM »
Didn't Larry steal the Dude's car from outside the bowling alley?

Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2019, 06:06:53 PM »
This isn't 'Nam, there are rules.

A favourite of mine along with "it really brings the room together" whenever I see a rug (bridges a lot more conversational gaps than you might think plus I am pleased with myself on the inside)

kngen

  • Member
  • **
  • Fighting sleep's deathlike grip
Re: watched The big Lebowksi
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2019, 07:24:32 PM »
Rented it on video when it was first released. Watched it on my own. Then about a third of the way through I realised I really should watch it with my best mate, so I took it round to his and we watched it and revelled in its brilliance. Then I took it home and watched it with my flatmates. Then, just for good measure, watched it again the next morning before I took it back to Blockbuster.

I hate all the pish that surrounds it - Dudefest etc - but, by Christ, it deserves all the adoration it receives.