History Film / TheBigLebowski

22nd Sep '17 9:33:29 AM TrollBrutal
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* OddCouple: The Dude and Walter. One's a laid-back stoner hippy, the other's a tightly wound Vietnam vet with anger management issues.

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* OddCouple: OddFriendship: The Dude and Walter. One's is a laid-back stoner hippy, the other's Walter is a boisterous, obnoxious and tightly wound Vietnam vet with huge anger management issues.issues, and Donnie is an easy-going doormat.
22nd Sep '17 9:27:44 AM TrollBrutal
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* DudeWheresOurCar: The Dude's car is stolen (with the real ransom money briefcase still inside), `prompting Donnie to ask: "Say Dude, where ''is'' your car?" The title of the movie ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'' was inspired by this movie.

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* DudeWheresOurCar: The Dude's car is stolen (with the real ransom money briefcase still inside), `prompting prompting Donnie to ask: "Say Dude, where ''is'' your car?" The title of the movie ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'' was inspired by this movie.
22nd Sep '17 9:26:54 AM TrollBrutal
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* DudeWheresOurCar: "Say Dude, where ''is'' your car?" The title of the movie ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'' was inspired by this movie.

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* DudeWheresOurCar: The Dude's car is stolen (with the real ransom money briefcase still inside), `prompting Donnie to ask: "Say Dude, where ''is'' your car?" The title of the movie ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'' was inspired by this movie.
21st Sep '17 5:32:54 PM ClintEastwood
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* TheBerserker: Walter.

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* TheBerserker: Walter.When Walter gets mad, he gets '''''mad'''''.



* 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.]]

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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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.]]



* CampGay: "Knox Harrington. The video artist." Played by David Thewlis. Who giggles madly for no reason at times, much to the Dude's consternation.

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* CampGay: "Knox Harrington. The video artist." Played by David Thewlis.Creator/DavidThewlis. Who giggles madly for no reason at times, much to the Dude's consternation.



* TheChewToy: The Dude.

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* TheChewToy: The Dude. The universe seems to love sending him people who break down his door, smash up his car, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and pee on his carpet.]]



* DudeWheresOurCar: "Say Dude, where ''is'' your car?" The title of the movie ''DudeWheresMyCar'' was inspired by this movie.

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* DudeWheresOurCar: "Say Dude, where ''is'' your car?" The title of the movie ''DudeWheresMyCar'' ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'' was inspired by this movie.



* ExcrementStatement: A goon pees on the Dude's fucking rug while proclaming "Ever thus to deadbeats." Walter and the Dude decide that this aggression will not stand.

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* ExcrementStatement: A goon pees on the Dude's fucking rug while proclaming proclaiming "Ever thus to deadbeats." Walter and the Dude decide that this aggression will not stand.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Walter was partially based on the director, screenwriter, and gun enthusiast [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Milius John Milius]], who is a good friend of the Coen Brothers.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Walter was partially based on the director, screenwriter, and gun enthusiast [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Milius John Milius]], Creator/JohnMilius, who is a good friend of the Coen Brothers.



--> The Dude (to Maude): "I'm sorry your stepmother is a nympho..."

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--> The Dude -->'''The Dude''' (to Maude): "I'm sorry your stepmother is a nympho..."



* SoundtrackDissonance: In the "family restaurant", during the Dude and Walter's profanity-laced dialogue about kidnapping and toes cut off, Debbie Reynolds' cutesy song, "Tammy" plays in the background.
** Also Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Lookin' Out My Back Door" when the Dude drops a lit joint in his car, causing him to crash. It was, however, SuspiciouslyAproposMusic for the Beetle following him.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: SoundtrackDissonance:
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In the "family restaurant", during the Dude and Walter's profanity-laced dialogue about kidnapping and toes cut off, Debbie Reynolds' Creator/DebbieReynolds' cutesy song, "Tammy" plays in the background.
** Also Creedence Clearwater Revival's Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival's "Lookin' Out My Back Door" when the Dude drops a lit joint in his car, causing him to crash. It was, however, SuspiciouslyAproposMusic for the Beetle following him.



** After Lenny gets introduced, his mother just vanishes from the movie. She does not appear again even when Walter starts yelling and cussing at Lenny, and then goes to wreck the car.

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** After Lenny Larry gets introduced, his mother just vanishes from the movie. She does not appear again even when Walter starts yelling and cussing at Lenny, Larry, and then goes to wreck the car.
19th Sep '17 2:34:56 PM kyeo
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** The police chief repeatedly refers to Malibu by the curiously precise term "beach community".
16th Sep '17 2:33:04 PM MisterTambourineMan
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* GlorifiedSpermDonor: The "glorified" bit is definitely averted. "I don't want the father to be someone I have to see socially, or who will have any interest in raising the child himself."

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* GlorifiedSpermDonor: The Dude for Maude, although the "glorified" bit is definitely averted. "I don't want the father to be someone I have to see socially, or who will have any interest in raising the child himself."
3rd Sep '17 4:17:05 PM lalaTKG
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* StrawmanPolitical: Both Walter and TheDude are different types of StrawmanPolitical stereotypes, the right wing gun nut and the liberal hippie respectively. However, part of the humor of their characters comes just as much when they subvert these stereotypes as when they play off of them.

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* StrawmanPolitical: Both Walter and TheDude The Dude are different types of StrawmanPolitical stereotypes, the right wing gun nut and the liberal hippie respectively. However, part of the humor of their characters comes just as much when they subvert these stereotypes as when they play off of them.
21st Aug '17 6:38:48 PM kyeo
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* AwwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: The absurd fiasco of [[spoiler:Donny's funeral]] [[MoodWhiplash improbably]] turns into pathos as a regretful Walter gives the Dude a hug, which the latter grudgingly accepts.

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* AwwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: The absurd fiasco of [[spoiler:Donny's funeral]] [[MoodWhiplash improbably]] turns into pathos as a regretful Walter gives the Dude a hug, which the latter grudgingly accepts.
21st Aug '17 6:38:15 PM kyeo
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* AwwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: The absurd fiasco of [[spoiler:Donny's funeral]] [[MoodWhiplash improbably]] turns into pathos as a regretful Walter gives the Dude a hug, which the latter grudgingly accepts.



** The Big Lebowksi, Maude, Jackie Treehorn and Da Fino seem to think and act like they're playing a FilmNoir straight (and even manage to convince Walter of this for a time).

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** The Big Lebowksi, Lebowski, Maude, Jackie Treehorn and Da Fino seem to think and act like they're playing a FilmNoir straight (and even manage to convince Walter of this for a time).
2nd Aug '17 10:07:32 AM TFSyndicate
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!!Well, sir, it's this page I had. It really tied the tropes together:

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!!Well, sir, it's this page these tropes I had. It really tied the tropes page together:
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