History Film / TheBigLebowski

20th Nov '16 11:24:19 AM maxwellsilver
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* ManlyTears: "Do my tears surprise you? Strong men also cry, [[IAmNotShazam Mr. Lebowski.]] Strong men...also cry..." Possibly a subversion since you never see his tears [[spoiler: indicating that he either knows she kidnapped herself or that he actually doesn't care about her]].

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* ManlyTears: "Do my tears surprise you? Strong men also cry, [[IAmNotShazam Mr. Lebowski.]] Strong men...also cry..." Possibly a subversion since you never see his tears [[spoiler: indicating that he either knows she kidnapped herself or that he actually doesn't care about her]].



* MayDecemberRomance: Taken [[UpToEleven to a ridiculous extent]] by Jeffrey and Bunny Lebowski. For perspective, Tara Reid is about 15 years younger than Creator/JulianneMoore, who plays her ''step-daughter''.
** FridgeHorror sets in when [[spoiler: Da Fino reveals that Bunny should be in High School.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: Taken [[UpToEleven to a ridiculous extent]] extent by Jeffrey and Bunny Lebowski. For perspective, Tara Reid is about 15 years younger than Creator/JulianneMoore, who plays her ''step-daughter''.
** FridgeHorror sets in when [[spoiler:
''step-daughter''. Da Fino reveals that [[spoiler: Bunny should be in High School.]]



* MisaimedRetribution: Twice in the same scene. Walter assumes the new Corvette in front of a house belongs to Larry, who Walter thinks stole the $1 million ([[spoiler:he didn't]]), so he smashes it with a crowbar. It turns out to belong to Larry's neighbour, who takes the crowbar and starts smashing The Dude's car, which The Dude quickly points out ''doesn't'' belong to Walter.

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* MisaimedRetribution: MisplacedRetribution: Twice in the same scene. Walter assumes the new Corvette in front of a house belongs to Larry, who Walter thinks stole the $1 million ([[spoiler:he didn't]]), so he smashes it with a crowbar. It turns out to belong to Larry's neighbour, who takes the crowbar and starts smashing The Dude's car, which The Dude quickly points out ''doesn't'' belong to Walter.
20th Nov '16 11:21:00 AM maxwellsilver
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* MisaimedRetribution: Twice in the same scene. Walter assumes the new Corvette in front of a house belongs to Larry, who Walter thinks stole the $1 million ([[spoiler:he didn't]]), so he smashes it with a crowbar. It turns out to belong to Larry's neighbour, who takes the crowbar and starts smashing The Dude's car, which The Dude quickly points out ''doesn't'' belong to Walter.
6th Nov '16 3:57:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Walter, [[spoiler: especially where he nails a nihilist in the chest with a bowling bag full of bowling balls, one-hit punches another with a sword, and bites another's ear off]].
14th Oct '16 6:43:14 PM Niria
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* ClassicalAntihero: The Dude is a nice guy, but he clearly doesn't want to be involved in the weird conspiracy he finds himself in. As the Stranger notes, all he really wants (at first) is some compensation for the two goons breaking into his house and ruining his rug. This is in stark contrast to Walter, who seems to leap at the opportunity to get involved.

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* ClassicalAntihero: The Dude is a nice guy, but he clearly doesn't want to be involved in the weird conspiracy he finds himself in. As the Stranger notes, all he really wants (at first) is some compensation for the two goons breaking into his house and ruining his rug.rug-- and only sought that out after Walter pushed him into doing so. This is in stark contrast to Walter, who seems to leap at the opportunity to get involved.
13th Oct '16 4:27:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* GenreRefugee: An argument can be made that all of the characters seem to have stumbled into this movie from different ones and consequently don't seem to be quite sure of exactly what kind of movie they're in. In addition to the Stranger's confusion over whether this is a western or not:
** The Dude's walked right out of a stoner comedy or a 1960s UsefulNotes/NewHollywood-style counterculture flick.
** Walter acts like he's in a Vietnam drama that chronicles the veteran's harrowing struggle to reacclimatize back into civilian society after everything he's seen and done.
** 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).
** The nihilists believe they're in a quirky-but-dark Tarantino-inspired crime thriller about a gang of eccentric {{Villain Protagonist}}s, and that ''they're'' the protagonists in question.
** From what we see, Bunny apparently thinks she's in a porn movie.
** The Jesus is practically OpposingSportsTeam personified.
** Donny is just an ordinary guy who thinks he's in a slightly eccentric bowling team but has an otherwise normal life. He's probably the most wrong out of all of them.



** An argument can be made that all of the characters seem to have stumbled into this movie from different ones and consequently don't seem to be quite sure of exactly what kind of movie they're in. In addition to the Stranger's confusion over whether this is a western or not:
*** The Dude's walked right out of a stoner comedy or a 1960s UsefulNotes/NewHollywood-style counterculture flick.
*** Walter acts like he's in a Vietnam drama that chronicles the veteran's harrowing struggle to reacclimatize back into civilian society after everything he's seen and done.
*** 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).
*** The nihilists believe they're in a quirky-but-dark Tarantino-inspired crime thriller about a gang of eccentric {{Villain Protagonist}}s, and that ''they're'' the protagonists in question.
*** From what we see, Bunny apparently thinks she's in a porn movie.
*** The Jesus is practically OpposingSportsTeam personified.
*** Donny is just an ordinary guy who thinks he's in a slightly eccentric bowling team but has an otherwise normal life. He's probably the most wrong out of all of them.
9th Oct '16 8:53:59 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* FriendshipMoment: Happens after the last time the Nihilists show up. Donny gets scared and Walter gently reassures him. That's it. Just one quick moment, not particularly touching, but if it weren't for this, Walter's [[spoiler: heartfelt eulogy for Donny]] would seem like it came out of nowhere, seeing as the rest of their interaction in the film is Walter shouting at Donny and telling him to shut the fuck up.

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* FriendshipMoment: Happens after the last time the Nihilists show up. Donny gets scared and Walter gently reassures him.him that they aren't in any real danger. That's it. Just one quick moment, not particularly touching, but if it weren't for this, Walter's [[spoiler: heartfelt eulogy for Donny]] would seem like it came out of nowhere, seeing as the rest of their interaction in the film is Walter shouting at Donny and telling him to shut the fuck up.
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]].
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