Episode 235 – The Big Lebowski (1998)

Ok, man, like, we’ve got another entry in “Quotes, Unquotes, and Quotes” and man, I don’t know, it’s just really . . . y’know? I mean, it’s the Coen brothers, man, there’s beverages involved. You gotta pay attention; life does not start and stop at your convenience, Donnie! So give a listen and find out if there’s a rug that ties this podcast together or if we’re all just stuck in a nihilist world, man. Pour yourself a Caucasian, light up a jay . . . I mean, this is a very complicated movie. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous. And a lotta quotes. So many quotes! So join us or . . . you know, what? F*** it, Mike, let’s go bowling. Ok, we can go bowling AFTER the podcast. Fine, man. Just do me a favor: ease up on the cussin’. Come and abide with us.

Seriously, for many people this movie is a revelation, a way of life or even a fashion choice. The Dude’s iconic outfit resides now in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum. Don’t believe me? Behold! Photographic evidence from Mike himself.

Poll question: What’s your favorite cinematic twisty-turny whodunit?

3 thoughts on “Episode 235 – The Big Lebowski (1998)”

  1. I was really surprised by the “Memento” by the conclusion and how it was set up. It keeps you off balance and I had no idea how it was going to be resolved. I am not a great fan of mystery or detective stories and this film really gave the genre a new twist. The same could be said of “the mechanic” but less so.

    1. “Memento” was a really cold, off-the-beaten-track movie. I liked it a lot. I need to see it again. “The Mechanic…” wasn’t that the movie where Christian Bale dieted down to like 60 pounds? That always looked disturbing. Thanks, Vince!

      1. That is the one! It was also one of those unreliable narrator stories where you are constantly trying to figure out what is really happening.

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