Saturday, February 19, 2005

"You're not dealing with morons here"

A serious lack of creativity has caused me to create a new weekly feature, movie of the week. Some you may have heard of and seen, some maybe you haven't. In any case I make one promise, no Julia Roberts.

 

This week's movie, The Big Lebowski.

Joel and Ethan Coen's THE BIG LEBOWSKI finds Jeffrey Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) the victim of mistaken identity. Two thugs break into his apartment in the errant belief that they are accosting Jeffrey Lebowski, the Pasadena millionaire--not the laid-back, unemployed, `stuck in the 60s' Jeff Lebowski who calls himself the Dude. The Dude's first mistake is paying a visit to his wealthy namesake in the hopes of getting a replacement for his soiled carpet. But instead of a Persian loaner, our reluctant hero and his buddy Walter (John Goodman) are swept up in extortion, double-cross, deception, embezzlement, sex and dope. It takes guys as simple as the Dude and Walter to make a story this complicated...and they'd really rather be bowling.

Choice quotes:

Dude: And, you know, he's got emotional problems, man.
Walter: You mean... beyond pacifism?

[after showing him a clip from the porn movie starring Bunny]
Maude Lebowski: You can imagine where it goes from here.
The Dude: He fixes the cable?
Maude Lebowski: Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey.

The Dude: Fuck sympathy! I don't need your fuckin' sympathy, man, I need my fucking johnson!
Donny: What do you need that for, Dude?

Nihilist: We believe in nothing, Lebowski. Nothing. And tomorrow we come back and we cut off your chonson.
The Dude: Excuse me?
Nihilist: I said [shouting] "We'll cut off your johnson"!
Nihilist: Just you think about that, Lebowski.
Nihilist: Yeah, your wiggly penis, Lebowski.
Nihilist: Yeah and maybe we stomp on it and squoosh it, Lebowski.

Walter Sobchak: Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

Walter Sobchak: This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!

 
Fun trivia piece, Big Lebowski, at least at the time of it's release held the record for most usages of the word fuck in a movie. Now you know and knowing is half the battle!

Becca

3 comments:

Merna said...

some other favorite quotes from me,

Jesus Quintana: Let me tell you something, bandejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger 'til it goes click.
The Dude: Jesus.
Jesus Quintana: You said it man. Nobody fucks with the Jesus.
Walter Sobchak: Eight year-olds, Dude.

and

The Dude: Well, I still jerk off manually.

and

Walter Sobchak: You are entering a world of pain.

And let us not forget the Dude drinking game to accompany the movie (drink everytime they say dude or u can use fuck if you really want to go under)

Fuck it man, let's go bowling!

Lee said...

The Dude abides.

Ya just love all the films that I love!

My Wacky Friends said...

So, I don't really believe it may have success.