History Film / TheBigLebowski

28th Sep '16 11:12:20 AM TrollBrutal
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28th Sep '16 11:11:07 AM TrollBrutal
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* SmugSnake: Larry. One look at his face, and you'll want to smash more than his car.
20th Sep '16 1:57:00 PM Rodrigokun
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** FridgeHorror sets in when [[spoiler: Davino reveals that Bunny should be in High School.]]

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** FridgeHorror sets in when [[spoiler: Davino Da Fino reveals that Bunny should be in High School.]]
20th Sep '16 12:56:07 PM Rodrigokun
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** The Dude in the classic sense, a lazy bumfuck only vaguely interested in this mystery thing who doesn't do anything heroic all. He is at least genuinely concerned about Bunny's well-being and is taken aback by some of Walter's shenanigans, [[EveryoneHasStandards which he tries to mitigate or rein in]].

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** The Dude in the classic sense, a lazy bumfuck only vaguely interested in this mystery thing who doesn't do anything heroic at all. He is at least genuinely concerned about Bunny's well-being and is taken aback by some of Walter's shenanigans, [[EveryoneHasStandards which he tries to mitigate or rein in]].
14th Sep '16 8:34:20 PM molybdenum42
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* TheCameo: Aimee Mann appears briefly as the fourth member of the Nihilist gang, [[spoiler:who donates a toe to be sent to the Big Lebowski with the claim that it is one of Bunny's.]] She contributed a cover of "Viva Las Vegas" for the end credits.

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* TheCameo: Aimee Mann appears briefly as the fourth member of the Nihilist gang, [[spoiler:who donates a toe to be sent to the Big Lebowski with the claim that it is one of Bunny's.]] She contributed a cover of "Viva Las Vegas" for the end credits.]]
10th Sep '16 7:02:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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JeffBridges stars as a lazy and useless slacker named [[TheDanza Jeffrey]] Lebowski, who prefers to be known as "The Dude". One night, a pair of thugs break into his house, dunk him in the toilet, and pee on his rug, mistaking him for a local millionaire, also named Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston, the eponymous "Big" Lebowski). Said millionaire, who denies compensation for said rug, ends up recruiting the Dude to help in the negotiations for his kidnapped wife, Bunny (Tara Reid), and that's when the plot takes off.

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JeffBridges Creator/JeffBridges stars as a lazy and useless slacker named [[TheDanza Jeffrey]] Lebowski, who prefers to be known as "The Dude". One night, a pair of thugs break into his house, dunk him in the toilet, and pee on his rug, mistaking him for a local millionaire, also named Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston, the eponymous "Big" Lebowski). Said millionaire, who denies compensation for said rug, ends up recruiting the Dude to help in the negotiations for his kidnapped wife, Bunny (Tara Reid), and that's when the plot takes off.


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* AllThereInTheScript: In an early draft of the script, The Dude's source of income was revealed. He was an heir to the inventor of the Rubik's Cube. It was Joel Coen's idea to drop this and never say.
29th Aug '16 9:13:31 AM TrollBrutal
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* BadassMustache: Sam Elliot pretty much is this trope. Not a badass character in this film, but those whiskers are mighty impressive.

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* BadassMustache: Sam Elliot pretty much is personifies this trope. Not a badass character in this film, The cowboy is not shown doing anything badass, but those he sports some mighty impressive armlike whiskers are mighty impressive.that seem eager to punch you if you stare at them too long.
29th Aug '16 3:12:05 AM DevinMeenan
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** [[spoiler: He's wrong when he thinks the Big Lebowski isn't disabled and throws him on the floor, except he might have been right about that, too: the Big Lebowski's leg visibly kicks when Walter throws him down. Probably an acting mistake, could be very subtle confirmation of Walter's theory. Which would make Walter correct about absolutely everything.]]

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** [[spoiler: He's wrong when he thinks the Big Lebowski isn't disabled and throws him on the floor, except he might have been right about that, too: the Big Lebowski's leg visibly kicks when Walter throws him down. Probably While probably an acting mistake, it could be very subtle confirmation of Walter's theory. Which would make Walter correct about absolutely everything.]]
27th Aug '16 12:03:38 PM JessMK
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* BittersweetEnding: The Cowboy argues for this. [[spoiler: Donny is dead and the Dude and Walter will never be able to prove the Big Lebowski's guilt, meaning all they have to do now is contemplate their lives before the big game. However we hear there's a little Lebowski on the way, albeit one that won't have the Dude's involvement in his upbringing. In addition, Big Lebowski gets traumatized by Walter for his swindle, the irritating Nihilists won't harass the Dude anymore, and the Dude won't take the fall for Bunny's disappearance like the Big Lebowski planned.]] And, you know, come what may... "the Dude abides."

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* BittersweetEnding: The Cowboy argues for this. [[spoiler: Donny is dead and the Dude and Walter will never be able to prove the Big Lebowski's guilt, meaning all they have to do now is contemplate their lives before the big game. And the Dude doesn't get his rug. However we hear there's a little Lebowski on the way, albeit one that won't have the Dude's involvement in his upbringing. In addition, Big Lebowski gets traumatized by Walter for his swindle, the irritating Nihilists won't harass the Dude anymore, and the Dude won't take the fall for Bunny's disappearance like the Big Lebowski planned.]] And, you know, come what may... "the Dude abides."



* TheCameo: Aimee Mann appears briefly as the fourth member of the Nihilist gang. She contributed a cover of "Viva Las Vegas" for the end credits.

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* TheCameo: Aimee Mann appears briefly as the fourth member of the Nihilist gang. gang, [[spoiler:who donates a toe to be sent to the Big Lebowski with the claim that it is one of Bunny's.]] She contributed a cover of "Viva Las Vegas" for the end credits.
23rd Aug '16 1:21:55 PM raggedyadams
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* ChronicallyCrashedCar: The Dude's poor car...

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* ChronicallyCrashedCar: The Dude's poor car...car. It is in less than stellar condition when we first see it, and over the course of the film it gets stolen, befouled by transients, the windows smashed in, before finally being torched by the Nihilists.



* ComplexityAddiction: Discussed during the "handoff" scene. Walter dislikes overly complex planning and offers an "ingeniously simplistic" alternative to paying the Nihilists their ransom: grabbing one of Bunny's kidnappers and beating her location out of him.

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* ComplexityAddiction: Discussed during the "handoff" scene. Walter dislikes scene by Walter, who claims to dislike overly complex planning ("When a plan gets too complicated, anything can go wrong"), and offers an "ingeniously simplistic" alternative to paying the Nihilists their ransom: grabbing one of Bunny's kidnappers and beating her location out of him. The irony that Walter's actions often serve to over-complicate and problematize the Dude's plans is seemingly lost on him.



* DirtyCop: The "fuckin' fascist" chief of police of Malibu.

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* DirtyCop: The "fuckin' fascist" chief of police of Malibu.Malibu, a real reactionary who assaults the Dude after he is drugged and ejected from Jackie Treehorn's party.



--> You mean... coitus?
* DreamsOfFlying: After being [[SlippingAMickey drugged]] by Jackie, the Dude has a flying dream.

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--> You "You mean... coitus?
coitus?"
* DreamsOfFlying: After being [[SlippingAMickey drugged]] by Jackie, the Dude has a flying dream. It also happens earlier, when he is knocked out by one of Maude's goons and his recently acquired rug taken.



** Donny's first scene is him scoring a perfect strike while bowling than immediately being ignored or berated by Walter when he asks what's going on, establishing his bowling skills and background character status.

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** Donny's first scene is him scoring a perfect strike while bowling than then immediately being ignored or berated by Walter when he asks what's going on, establishing his bowling skills and background character status.



** When Walter and the Dude talk, Donny remains in the background but still "participates" in the scene with FacialDialogue alone, usually the vivid and amusing kind. When Walter pulls a gun, Donny promptly stands up and puts some safe distance to the events.

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** When Walter and the Dude talk, Donny remains in the background but still "participates" in the scene with FacialDialogue alone, usually the vivid and amusing kind. When Walter pulls a gun, Donny promptly stands up and puts some safe distance to between him and the unfolding events.



* GodwinsLaw: After Walter is attacked by a group of nihilists, Walter calls them Nazis [[AllGermansAreNazis purely on them being German]].

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* GodwinsLaw: After Walter the Dude is attacked by a group of German nihilists, Walter calls them Nazis [[AllGermansAreNazis purely on them being German]].



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Da Fino. The ''real'' PrivateDetective who [[spoiler: follows The Dude under the assumption he's an investigator like him to return Bunny to her parents.]] The Dude only meets him once.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Da Fino. The ''real'' PrivateDetective who [[spoiler: follows The Dude under the assumption he's an investigator like him to return Bunny to her parents.]] The Dude only meets him face to face once.



* HistoricalCharacterConfusion: The Dude is struggling with a Lenin quote ("You look for the person who will benefit...") which he cannot remember properly. Donny, trying to be helpful, repeatedly mentions Lennon's 1967 song "I Am the Walrus". Considering the context, he may actually be quoting Cicero's "Cui bono?"("to whose benefit?") who used it in the sense "Who benefits from the crime?".

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* HistoricalCharacterConfusion: The Dude is struggling with a Lenin quote ("You look for the person who will benefit...") which he cannot remember properly. Donny, trying to be helpful, repeatedly mentions ''John'' Lennon's 1967 song "I Am the Walrus". Considering the context, he may is most likely actually be quoting Cicero's "Cui bono?"("to whose benefit?") who used it in the sense "Who benefits from the crime?".crime?"; Lenin would later quote Cicero.



** Also, Lebowski and his family are based on General Sternwood's family from ''Literature/TheBigSleep''.

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** Also, Lebowski and his family are based on General Sternwood's family from ''Literature/TheBigSleep''.''Literature/TheBigSleep'', which shares a similar noir plot involving kidnapping and pornography in LA.



--->'''Walter:''' Fair? Who's the fucking nihilists here you bunch of fucking crybabies?

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--->'''Walter:''' Fair? ''Fair?!'' Who's the fucking nihilists here here, you bunch of fucking crybabies?fuckin' crybabies?!



* ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing: "They peed on your fucking rug." In fact, most of the film revolves around the fact the Dude wants his rug and car back. "That rug really tied the room together."
* {{Jerkass}}: Walter gets constantly called out on his obnoxiousness and The Dude once on passing (see IResembleThatRemark above). They pay little mind to [[ClusterFBomb mild language]]. Varying cases can be made for the rest of the picturesque cast. The nihilists, [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] wannabes may tower above their peers.

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* ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing: "They peed on your fucking rug." In fact, most of the film revolves around the fact the Dude wants his rug and car back.returned or compensated. "That rug really tied the room together."
* {{Jerkass}}: Walter gets constantly called out on his obnoxiousness and The Dude once on passing (see IResembleThatRemark above). They pay little mind to [[ClusterFBomb mild language]]. Varying cases can be made for the rest of the picturesque cast. The nihilists, [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] wannabes who pretend to kidnap Bunny and threaten the Dude with castration, may tower above their peers.



-->'''The Dude:''' You're not wrong Walter. You're just an asshole!

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-->'''The Dude:''' You're not wrong wrong, Walter. You're just an asshole!



--> Well, they finally did it. They killed my fucking car.

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--> Well, "Well, they finally did it. They killed my fucking car."
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