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By Jenny M. Jones

Whether contending with nihilists, botching a kidnapping pay-off, looking at as his liked rug is micturated upon, or just bowling and ingesting Caucasians, the Dude—or El Duderino if you’re now not into the total brevity thing—abides. As embodied by way of Jeff Bridges, the most personality of the 1998 Coen brothers’ movie The colossal Lebowski is a latest hero who has encouraged fairs, burlesque interpretations, or even a faith (Dudeism). In time for the 15th anniversary of The great Lebowski, movie writer and curator Jenny M. Jones tells the complete tale of the Dude, from how the Coen brothers got here up with the belief for a latest l. a. noir to never-been-told anecdotes concerning the film’s construction, its serious and advertisement reception, and, ultimately, the way it got here to be such a global cult hit. Achievers, as Lebowski fanatics name themselves, will observe many hidden truths, together with why it's that Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) is so passionate about Vietnam, what makes Theodore Donald “Donny” Kerabatsos (Steve Buscemi) so harassed for all time, how the movie defies style, and what unforeseen shock Bridges obtained in the course of filming of the Gutterballs dream series. (Hint: it concerned curly wigs and a gurney.) Interspersed all through are sidebars, interviews with contributors of the film’s solid and staff, scene breakdowns, visitor essays via well-known specialists on Lebowski language, track, filmmaking strategies, and extra, and countless numbers of photographs—including lots of art encouraged by way of the film.

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