Thursday, March 7, 2013

First Thursday's Just For Fun: Obviously, You're Not A Golfer

Oh, The Big Lebowski, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... Actually, it's hard to count the ways I love this movie, since it is - in my opinion - one of the most perfectly scripted, acted, and filmed movies of all time. And I've watched a lot of movies.

I'm sure I'm going to forget something that I love about this movie, so please feel free to add to the Lebowski Love Fest in the comments, but here are three things I do love (in no particular order):


First, Steve Buscemi is perfection as Donny. Watch his expression and try not to laugh. I dare you.




Second, the soundtrack is so good that it's pretty much another character.



Third, it's just so dang quotable, and there are quotes for every situation. Someone's bothering you while you're on the phone? Tell them, "Don't say peep while I'm doing business here, man." Someone's getting pushy with you? Respond with, "I do mind. The Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man." Some politician trying to tell you what you can and can't do with your lady parts? Fire this one back at them:

Pattern by PurpleHippoStitches on Etsy

So how about you? Are you a Little Lebowski Urban Achiever? If so, why?

11 comments:

  1. I love this movie so much and I think one of the biggest reasons is The Eagles, who I have always hated with the fury of 1000 suns. I can't think of a time I've been more vindicated than when he says "I hate the f**king Eagles, man"

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    1. I don't hate the Eagles, but I do love that scene.

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  2. This movie is one of my all-time favorites. Possibly THE favorite, and certainly the movie I've watched the most times. When I was in my punk rock heyday, it became kind of a thing in the scene - there were a number of Lebowski-inspired bands started by friends of mine (e.g., Liam And Me, Modestly Priced Receptacle) with whom we played shows. I can't count the number of times I've quoted the movie in conversation and whoever I was talking with didn't realize it.

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    1. It really is an all purpose, quotable movie. It ties the conversation together. ;-)

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  3. Best movie ever. To this day, anytime someone says they're a nihilist, I respond with: "That must be exhausting."

    Also, I agree about the Eagles....

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    1. You've had people tell you that they're a nihilist? I can't even respond to that idea...

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    2. Or some variation, like "I've been feeling nihilistic lately."

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  4. Just Awsome! Love the Dude.

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  5. Sadly I've never seen The Big Lebowski. This is a movie that I definitely need to check out soon

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  6. I highly recommend this article about information seeking behavior in the film!

    DILL, E. M. I. L. Y., & JANKE, K. A. R. E. N. (September 21, 2011). “New Shit Has Come to Light”: Information Seeking Behavior in The Big Lebowski. The Journal of Popular Culture, 6.)

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