Paramount On Screen: The Big Lebowski [R]
Movies | 04/12/2024 | 8:00PM
Don your best bowling shirt or other Big Lebowski gear for the costume contest that begins at 8:00PM before the movie! The movie will begin around 8:20PM.
From the Academy Award®-winning Coen Brothers comes The Big Lebowski – the hilariously quirky comedy-thriller about bowling, avant-garde art, nihilistic Austrians, and a guy named… The Dude. Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski doesn’t want any drama in his life… heck, he can’t even be bothered with a job. But, in a case of mistaken identity, a couple of thugs break into his place and steal his rug (you gotta understand, that rug really tied the room together). Now, The Dude must embark on a quest with his crazy friends to make things right and get that rug back! Starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, John Goodman, John Turturro, and Steve Buscemi, The Big Lebowski has become a cultural phenomenon.
The Big Lebowski, beloved for its eccentric characters, unique dialogue, and eclectic soundtrack, is loosely based on the work of Raymond Chandler, which Joel Coen admired for the way it “moves episodically, and deals with the characters trying to unravel a mystery, as well as having a hopelessly complex plot that’s ultimately unimportant.” The film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2014 for its cultural significance.
Photo Credit: ©2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Did you know?
- In an early draft of the script, The Dude’s source of income was revealed. He was an heir to the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, which would have also made him Hungarian in turn. It was Joel Coen’s idea to drop this and never say.
- The Dude says “man” 147 times in the movie, nearly one and a half times a minute.
- The final scene consists of a 2 minute 27 second single take which culminates in pro bowler (and consultant on the film) Barry Asher scoring a perfect strike.
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