BIG LEBOWSKI ILLUS ANNOTATED HIST OF GREATEST CULT FILM
QUARTO PUBLISHING GROUP USA
(W) Jenny M. Jones
Whether contending with nihilists, botching a kidnapping pay-off, watching as his beloved rug is micturated upon, or simply bowling and drinking Caucasians, the Dude abides. As embodied by Jeff Bridges, the main character of the 1998 Coen brothers' film The Big Lebowski
is a modern hero who has inspired festivals, burlesque interpretations, and even a religion (Dudeism). In time for the 15th-anniversary of The Big Lebowski
, film author and curator Jenny M. Jones tells the full story of the Dude, from how the Coen brothers came up with the idea for a modern LA noir to never-been-told anecdotes about the film's production, its critical and commercial reception, and, finally, how it came to be such an international cult hit.
In Shops: Dec 12, 2012