The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

ISBN: 0571193358

ISBN 13: 9780571193356

Publication Date: April 20, 1998

Publisher: Faber Faber

Pages: 151

Format: Paperback

Authors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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The Big Lebowski begins with a case of mistaken identity which escalates when Jeffrey Lebowski-alias The Dude-attempts to seek recompense for the despoliation of his ratty-ass little rug, and then finds himself entangled in a kidnapping caper as a bagman-a situation that goes from bad to worse due to the interference of his hapless bowling partners.

In this film the Coen brothers have taken on the preoccupations of Raymond Chandler, but have given them a postmodern spin, while at the same time leaving Philip Marlowe's ethos intact as The Dude wanders through the fractured world of nineties L.A. trying to do the right thing. Like the award winning Fargo, The Big Lebowski is suffused with a droll humor and a verbal felicity that is as delightful as it is startling.

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