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2018-03-08 10:10:21 AM  
FINALLY got around to watching it a few months back. Its appeal escapes me (and I love a lot of the Cohen Brothers' work).
 
2018-03-08 11:00:44 AM  
I didn't like it the first time I saw it but it grows on you. Now it's one of my favorite comedies. It's definitely an acquired taste.
 
2018-03-08 11:10:28 AM  
vagina
 
2018-03-08 11:14:17 AM  
Don't be fatuous.
 
2018-03-08 11:24:38 AM  
For your information, ma'am, the supreme court has ROUNDLY rejected prior restraint!
 
2018-03-08 11:40:38 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Its appeal escapes me


You're out of your element.
 
2018-03-08 12:10:55 PM  

Charletron: vagina


zesty


Mugato: I didn't like it the first time I saw it but it grows on you. Now it's one of my favorite comedies. It's definitely an acquired taste.

but very much this.
the subtleties become, like, you know, enormous.
 
2018-03-08 12:11:42 PM  
I just checked in to see what condition this thread was in.
 
2018-03-08 12:11:58 PM  
My wife thought this movie was hilarious.  I feel asleep watching it.
 
2018-03-08 12:20:37 PM  
I had a couple of friends (married couple) that had a halloween party every year (no longer) But one year when I was literally unemployed and let my hair grow I dressed as "the dude".   In ten years of going to those halloween  parties - that was my best costume.   Just watched it again last week.
 
2018-03-08 12:20:39 PM  
The Big Lebowski is invaluable for giving us the line:  "Shut the fark up, Donnie!  You're out of your element."   Which has become significantly more meaningful in recent years.
 
2018-03-08 12:21:19 PM  
Speaking as a big fan of the Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski is a funny, entertaining movie with great performances and so many memorable moments - and its also overrated as hell.
 
2018-03-08 12:32:40 PM  
bunch of farking amateurs
 
2018-03-08 12:35:21 PM  
Hands down my favorite Cohen Bros. Film, and definitely in my top 10 of best movies ever made period.
 
2018-03-08 12:36:30 PM  
I love this move. I've seen the beginning of it at least 50 times, and the end of it about 8...
 
2018-03-08 12:40:50 PM  
Saw it for the first time this week, at an Alamo movie party. For me it had its moments, but it's not going on my movie obsession list.  Now knowing the quotes and their context was the true value for me.  The stoners in the crowd were sure into it though.
 
2018-03-08 12:44:25 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: FINALLY got around to watching it a few months back. Its appeal escapes me (and I love a lot of the Cohen Brothers' work).



I feel like the closing lines of "Burn After Reading" could have been the ending of "Lebowski" as well:


"Jesus farking Christ.  What did we learn, Palmer?"

"I don't know, sir."

"I don't farking know, either.  I guess we learned not to do it again."

"Yes, sir."

"I'm farked if I know what we did."

"Yes, sir.  It's... hard to say."

"Jesus farking Christ."  (credits roll)

 
2018-03-08 12:44:25 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: FINALLY got around to watching it a few months back. Its appeal escapes me (and I love a lot of the Cohen Brothers' work).


I didn't like it on my first watch but on subsequent viewings it started to grow on me. I enjoy it now although I don't really get the worship it receives.

If I had to rank it among the other works of the Coens I'd probably put it somewhere around #5 (Miller's Crossing being #1 by a comfortable margin)
 
2018-03-08 12:49:59 PM  
Count me in on the "didn't see the big deal upon first viewing but loves the movie now" camp.
 
2018-03-08 01:03:08 PM  
I've sat through it twice and didn't enjoy it either time.  Something about the pacing and the awkward interrelationships between the story lines.  Although I did enjoy certain individual scenes (anything with Moore).

But there's something captivating about film.  I drank white russians for a month after seeing it, and damned if I don't find myself quoting or meme-ing it almost weekly.
 
2018-03-08 01:08:14 PM  
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2018-03-08 01:11:00 PM  
Count me in on the 'finally watched it after 15 years of hearing the quotes and being curious/bored/stupid enough to want to hear them in context but still think it's a complete waste of two hours' camp.

Reading the comments here makes me want to consider watching it a second time to try to figure out what I somehow missed the first time, buuuuuuut...

\I can have complete conversations with my friends comprised of absolutely nothing but movie and TV quotes
 
2018-03-08 01:14:04 PM  

Shazam999: My wife thought this movie was hilarious.  I feel asleep watching it.


That's how you're supposed to feel, slightly stoned.
 
2018-03-08 01:21:59 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: FINALLY got around to watching it a few months back. Its appeal escapes me (and I love a lot of the Cohen Brothers' work).


Yep...I'm with you. Down to generally loving Cohen Bros.' work. TBL is, well, stupid.
 
2018-03-08 01:26:29 PM  
I saw this in the theater on opening weekend and walked out thinking it was one of the Coens' lesser successes. It has grown on me significantly over the years. I love it, now.

You don't f*ck with The Jesus.
 
2018-03-08 01:27:14 PM  
BTW, folks, it's Coen, not Cohen. FYI.
 
2018-03-08 01:29:47 PM  
I watched it years ago because of Farkers quoting it so much. Loved it the first time. One of my favorite comedies.

Nihilists! F*ck me.
 
2018-03-08 01:46:21 PM  
Critics have been known to reevaluate their assessment of the movie, as new shiat has come to light.
 
2018-03-08 01:52:47 PM  
It's still tedious and uninteresting.
 
2018-03-08 01:53:07 PM  
It's Tuesday again?
img.fark.netThe Dude abides: as The Big Lebowski turns 20, here are some cool things you may never have realised about it
 
2018-03-08 02:17:01 PM  

Evil Mackerel: It's Tuesday again?
[img.fark.net image 77x27]The Dude abides: as The Big Lebowski turns 20, here are some cool things you may never have realised about it


I read that guy's article, and he makes a pretty big mistake:

One theory (which the Coen Brothers have refuted) is that Donny is actually just a figment of Walter's imagination. This apparently became popular among fans who questioned why The Dude never interacts with Donny.

Except he does. When the Dude is carrying the bag phone and walking away from the bowling alley:

Donny: "Phone's ringin', Dude."

Dude: "Thanks, Donny."
 
2018-03-08 02:25:19 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Evil Mackerel: It's Tuesday again?
[img.fark.net image 77x27]The Dude abides: as The Big Lebowski turns 20, here are some cool things you may never have realised about it

I read that guy's article, and he makes a pretty big mistake:

One theory (which the Coen Brothers have refuted) is that Donny is actually just a figment of Walter's imagination. This apparently became popular among fans who questioned why The Dude never interacts with Donny.

Except he does. When the Dude is carrying the bag phone and walking away from the bowling alley:

Donny: "Phone's ringin', Dude."

Dude: "Thanks, Donny."


It's "Thank you, Donny." Not that I've ever watched this masterwork that's seriously on par with Citizen Kane and Chinatown.
 
2018-03-08 02:54:54 PM  
The movie should have ended around the point where he says "fark, man, I hate having to wash this carpet. Sure glad I didn't get involved with that shiat storm."
 
2018-03-08 03:01:05 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: One theory (which the Coen Brothers have refuted) is that Donny is actually just a figment of Walter's imagination. This apparently became popular among fans who questioned why The Dude never interacts with Donny.


{The fight scene outside the bowling alley has Dude, Walter, and Donny facing off against the Nihilists. Our heroes prevail. With a hand pressed to his bleeding side, Walter trots over to Donny, who lies gasping on the ground. The Dude, also panting, rises and trots over.}

DUDE: My God! They shot him, Walter!

WALTER: No Dude.

DUDE: They shot Donny!

Funny that the Dude would care that much about a figment of someone else's imagination being shot...
 
2018-03-08 03:07:49 PM  

skreeonk: I saw this in the theater on opening weekend and walked out thinking it was one of the Coens' lesser successes. It has grown on me significantly over the years. I love it, now.

You don't f*ck with The Jesus.


Saw it when it opened too and, yeah, I feel the same way.  In fact, half of the Coens stuff is like that for me.  Burn After Reading, Hudsucker Proxy, The Man Who Wasn't There, A Serious Man... all better after repeat viewings. 

Raising Arizona, Fargo, and Inside Llewyn Davis were instant classics though.
 
2018-03-08 03:07:54 PM  

busy chillin': I watched it years ago because of Farkers quoting it so much. Loved it the first time. One of my favorite comedies.

Nihilists! F*ck me.


Must be exhausting
 
2018-03-08 03:09:18 PM  

Current Resident: It's still tedious and uninteresting.


The Big Lebowski draws a lot of water on this site. You don't draw shiat, Current Resident. Now, we got a nice, quiet little news aggregation community around here, and I aim to keep it nice and quiet. So let me make something plain. I don't like you sucking around bothering the Farkers, Current Resident. I don't like your jerk-off name, I don't like your jerk-off face, I don't like your jerk-off behavior, and I don't like you. Jerk-off. Do I make myself clear?
 
2018-03-08 03:27:10 PM  

Uzzah: Englebert Slaptyback: One theory (which the Coen Brothers have refuted) is that Donny is actually just a figment of Walter's imagination. This apparently became popular among fans who questioned why The Dude never interacts with Donny.

{The fight scene outside the bowling alley has Dude, Walter, and Donny facing off against the Nihilists. Our heroes prevail. With a hand pressed to his bleeding side, Walter trots over to Donny, who lies gasping on the ground. The Dude, also panting, rises and trots over.}

DUDE: My God! They shot him, Walter!

WALTER: No Dude.

DUDE: They shot Donny!

Funny that the Dude would care that much about a figment of someone else's imagination being shot...


Please note that I was quoting the author of the article that was greenlit here on Tuesday. It is not my theory.
 
2018-03-08 03:34:13 PM  

Current Resident: It's still tedious and uninteresting.


your comment insists upon itself, while remaining both shallow and pedantic.
 
2018-03-08 03:45:56 PM  

Uzzah: Englebert Slaptyback: One theory (which the Coen Brothers have refuted) is that Donny is actually just a figment of Walter's imagination. This apparently became popular among fans who questioned why The Dude never interacts with Donny.

{The fight scene outside the bowling alley has Dude, Walter, and Donny facing off against the Nihilists. Our heroes prevail. With a hand pressed to his bleeding side, Walter trots over to Donny, who lies gasping on the ground. The Dude, also panting, rises and trots over.}

DUDE: My God! They shot him, Walter!

WALTER: No Dude.

DUDE: They shot Donny!

Funny that the Dude would care that much about a figment of someone else's imagination being shot...


And the fact that The Dude went to the funeral home and to scatter his ashes.

Ever since Fight Club, the whole "figment of his imagination" theory has been applied to a lot of movies and TV shows.
 
2018-03-08 06:13:35 PM  

Mugato: Uzzah: Englebert Slaptyback: One theory (which the Coen Brothers have refuted) is that Donny is actually just a figment of Walter's imagination. This apparently became popular among fans who questioned why The Dude never interacts with Donny.

{The fight scene outside the bowling alley has Dude, Walter, and Donny facing off against the Nihilists. Our heroes prevail. With a hand pressed to his bleeding side, Walter trots over to Donny, who lies gasping on the ground. The Dude, also panting, rises and trots over.}

DUDE: My God! They shot him, Walter!

WALTER: No Dude.

DUDE: They shot Donny!

Funny that the Dude would care that much about a figment of someone else's imagination being shot...

And the fact that The Dude went to the funeral home and to scatter his ashes.

Ever since Fight Club, the whole "figment of his imagination" theory has been applied to a lot of movies and TV shows.


I always had something along that line as a theory but then it gets blown to hell when he dies. It's odd the way he's just kinda in the background the whole time.
 
2018-03-08 06:13:39 PM  
This repeat will not stand man...
 
2018-03-08 06:23:09 PM  
Really enjoyed it at first, but didn't quiteget the level of hype it got when I first saw it. I think I love it a bit more every time I see it, to the point that I dropped what I was doing and ordered it on Amazon when my roommate told me that he hadn't seen it.
 
2018-03-08 07:21:05 PM  

tkgeisha: I always had something along that line as a theory but then it gets blown to hell when he dies. It's odd the way he's just kinda in the background the whole time.


Yeah people try to shoehorn that into a lot of movies like Ferris Bueller and it never holds up and if it did it wouldn't add anything to the story.

/this is not Fight Club, there are rules
//oh wait
 
2018-03-08 07:45:45 PM  

Cagey B: Current Resident: It's still tedious and uninteresting.

The Big Lebowski draws a lot of water on this site. You don't draw shiat, Current Resident. Now, we got a nice, quiet little news aggregation community around here, and I aim to keep it nice and quiet. So let me make something plain. I don't like you sucking around bothering the Farkers, Current Resident. I don't like your jerk-off name, I don't like your jerk-off face, I don't like your jerk-off behavior, and I don't like you. Jerk-off. Do I make myself clear?


lulz
 
2018-03-08 07:47:21 PM  
don't forget Intolerable Cruelty
 
2018-03-08 09:26:41 PM  
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Even in Equestria, the Dude abides.
 
2018-03-08 11:42:54 PM  
That is still a nice marmot.
 
2018-03-09 12:01:58 AM  

Mugato: Uzzah: Funny that the Dude would care that much about a figment of someone else's imagination being shot...

And the fact that The Dude went to the funeral home and to scatter his ashes.


I could buy that part if Donnie was supposed to be a figment of *Walter's* imagination, and the Dude just indulged him in his delusion. It would explain why the Dude is so exasperated at the funeral home and why he's so bored at the funeral -- "fine, you want to pretend your imaginary friend is dead, I'll play along, but I'm running out of patience." But as above, the Dude interacts directly with Donnie too much to let that version stand up to scrutiny anyway.
 
2018-03-09 02:28:12 AM  
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