The Big Lebowski

1950

For Jackie Treehorn's Malibu beach house, he was inspired by late 1950s and early 1960s bachelor pad furniture.

1960

Originally, Goodman wanted a different kind of beard for Walter but the Coen brothers insisted on the "Gladiator" or what they called the "Chin Strap" and he thought it would go well with his flattop haircut. For the film's look, the Coens wanted to avoid the usual retro 1960s clich├ęs like lava lamps, Day-Glo posters, and Grateful Dead music and for it to be "consistent with the whole bowling thing, we wanted to keep the movie pretty bright and poppy", Joel said in an interview.

For Jackie Treehorn's Malibu beach house, he was inspired by late 1950s and early 1960s bachelor pad furniture.

1974

In August 2016, it was reported that Turturro would reprise his role as Jesus Quintana in The Jesus Rolls, a spin-off of The Big Lebowski, based on the 1974 French film Going Places, with Turturro starring, writing, and directing.

1988

The character of Jesus Quintana was inspired, in part, by a performance the Coens had seen John Turturro give in 1988, at the Public Theater in a play called Mi Puta Vida in which he played a pederast-type character, "so we thought, let's make Turturro a pederast.

1989

Exline became friends with the Coens and in 1989, told them all kinds of stories from his own life, including ones about his actor-writer friend Lewis Abernathy (one of the inspirations for Walter), a fellow Vietnam vet who later became a private investigator and helped him track down and confront a high school kid who stole his car.

1990

In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". == Plot == In the early 1990s, Los Angeles slacker Jeffrey "the Dude" Lebowski is assaulted in his home by two enforcers for porn kingpin Jackie Treehorn.

1998

The Big Lebowski () is a 1998 crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.

This is a reference to Autobahn's nihilism in the film. == Reception == === Box office === The Big Lebowski received its world premiere at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 1998, at the 1,300-capacity Eccles Theater.

It was also screened at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival before opening in North America on March 6, 1998 in 1,207 theaters.

2000

He first realized that the film had a cult following when he attended a midnight screening in 2000 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles and witnessed people quoting dialogue from the film to each other.

2002

Steve Palopoli wrote about the film's emerging cult status in July 2002.

The theater held the film over for six weeks, which had never happened before. An annual festival, Lebowski Fest, began in Louisville, Kentucky, United States in 2002 with 150 fans showing up, and has since expanded to several other cities.

2005

The British equivalent, inspired by Lebowski Fest, is known as The Dude Abides and is held in London. Dudeism, a religion devoted largely to spreading the philosophy and lifestyle of the film's main character, was founded in 2005.

2006

Also known as The Church of the Latter-Day Dude, the organization has ordained over 220,000 "Dudeist Priests" all over the world via its website. Two species of African spider are named after the film and main character: Anelosimus biglebowski and Anelosimus dude, both described in 2006.

2007

The first species described within this genus in 2007 is based on 270-million-year-old plant fossils from Texas, and is called Lebowskia grandifolia. Entertainment Weekly ranked it 8th on their Funniest Movies of the Past 25 Years list.

There are both a standard release and a Limited Edition which features "Bowling Ball Packaging" and is individually numbered. A high-definition version of The Big Lebowski was released by Universal on HD DVD format on June 26, 2007.

M., Ben Walters The Big Lebowski (BFI Film Classics, 2007, British Film Institute), . The Big Lebowski in Feminist Film Theory == External links == The Big Lebowski essay by J.M.

2008

In September 2008, Slate published an article that interpreted The Big Lebowski as a political critique.

In addition, a limited-edition "Achiever's Edition Gift Set" also included The Big Lebowski Bowling Shammy Towel, four Collectible Coasters that included photographs and quotable lines from the film, and eight Exclusive Photo Cards from Jeff Bridges' personal collection. A "10th Anniversary Edition" was released on September 9, 2008 and features all of the extras from the "Collector's Edition" and "The Dude's Life: Strikes and Gutters ...

Tyree & Ben Walters at National Film Registry "The Big Lebowski" Official Trailer Decade of The Dude: Rolling Stone's 2008 Feature on "The Big Lebowski" in Rolling Stone magazine "Is The Big Lebowski a cultural milestone?", BBC, October 10, 2008 "Dissertations on His Dudeness", Dwight Garner, The New York Times, December 29, 2009 Comentale, Edward P.

2009

Tyree & Ben Walters at National Film Registry "The Big Lebowski" Official Trailer Decade of The Dude: Rolling Stone's 2008 Feature on "The Big Lebowski" in Rolling Stone magazine "Is The Big Lebowski a cultural milestone?", BBC, October 10, 2008 "Dissertations on His Dudeness", Dwight Garner, The New York Times, December 29, 2009 Comentale, Edward P.

2010

Roger Ebert added The Big Lebowski to his list of "Great Movies" in March 2010. A spin-off based on John Turturro's character, titled The Jesus Rolls, was released in 2019, with Turturro also acting as writer and director. === Use as social and political analysis === The film has been used as a tool for analysis on a number of issues.

2011

There's a large amount of profanity in the movie, which seems a weak attempt to paper over dialogue gaps." Howell revised his opinion in a later review, and in 2011 stated that "it may just be my favourite Coen Bros.

The film was released in Blu-ray format in Italy by Cecchi Gori. On August 16, 2011, Universal Pictures released The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray.

2014

In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". == Plot == In the early 1990s, Los Angeles slacker Jeffrey "the Dude" Lebowski is assaulted in his home by two enforcers for porn kingpin Jackie Treehorn.

Nevertheless, John Turturro expressed interest in reprising his role as Jesus Quintana, and in 2014, he announced that he had requested permission to use the character.

2016

In August 2016, it was reported that Turturro would reprise his role as Jesus Quintana in The Jesus Rolls, a spin-off of The Big Lebowski, based on the 1974 French film Going Places, with Turturro starring, writing, and directing.

2018

The film is also available in the Blu-ray Coen Brothers box set released in the UK, however this version is region free and will work in any Blu-ray player. For the film's 20th Anniversary, Universal Pictures released a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the film, which was released on October 16, 2018. == Related media == The Coen brothers have stated that they will never make a sequel to The Big Lebowski.

2019

Roger Ebert added The Big Lebowski to his list of "Great Movies" in March 2010. A spin-off based on John Turturro's character, titled The Jesus Rolls, was released in 2019, with Turturro also acting as writer and director. === Use as social and political analysis === The film has been used as a tool for analysis on a number of issues.

The Coen brothers, although having granted Turturro the right to use the character, were not involved, and no other character from The Big Lebowski was featured in the film. On January 24, 2019, Jeff Bridges posted a 5-second clip on Twitter with the statement: "Can't be living in the past, man.

2020

It was released in 2020.




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