History Film / TheBigLebowski

9th Mar '17 6:20:21 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* PoliticalStereotype: The Big Lebowski is a downplayed example. While he's never explicitly pegged as belonging to any particular party, his dialogue strongly parallels RealLife Republican rhetoric, as when he unfairly accuses The Dude of "looking for a handout," lectures The Dude on the importance of personal responsibility, and flies into a rage when The Dude rightly points out that, as the men who vandalized The Dude's apartment did so because of Lebowski's wife's debts, Lebowski himself bears at least some responsibility for what happened. Not to mention [[spoiler:he's liberally spending other people's money in secret]].
6th Feb '17 7:49:19 PM drac0blade
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** Those kids at the charity never got their money back...
** It's possible that the Dude will tell Maude what happened to the money, and once she knows it won't be easy for her father to keep it hidden.

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** Those Unless The Dude told Maude about what really happened to the money, those kids at the charity never got their money back...
** It's possible that the Dude will tell Maude what happened to the money, and once she knows
it won't be easy for her father to keep it hidden.back.
6th Feb '17 7:00:56 PM drac0blade
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** Walter completely snaps when trying to intimidate a teenager he suspects has stolen the ransom money by smashing up his car, screaming, "''This'' is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!" er, "find a stranger in the Alps!"

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** Walter completely snaps when trying to intimidate a teenager he suspects has stolen the ransom money by smashing up what he thinks is his car, screaming, "''This'' is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!" er, "find a stranger in the Alps!"
6th Feb '17 5:57:40 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* MayDecemberRomance: Taken 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''. Da Fino reveals [[spoiler: Bunny should be in High School.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: Taken to a ridiculous extent by "Big" Jeffrey and Bunny Lebowski. For perspective, Tara Reid is about 15 years younger than Creator/JulianneMoore, who plays her ''step-daughter''. Da Fino reveals [[spoiler: Bunny should be in High School.]]
5th Feb '17 7:14:12 AM Gosicrystal
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* DirtyCop: The "fuckin' fascist" chief of police of Malibu, a real reactionary who assaults the Dude after he is drugged and ejected from Jackie Treehorn's party.



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

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* DirtyCop: DistinctionWithoutADifference: The "fuckin' fascist" chief of police of Malibu, Dude, when trying to explain his relationship with Maude to a real reactionary who assaults the Dude after he is drugged and ejected from Jackie Treehorn's party.private detective.
--> "She's not my special lady; she's my fucking lady friend! I'm just helping her conceive, man!"



* NoExceptYes: The Dude, when trying to explain his relationship with Maude to a private detective.
--> "She's not my special lady; she's my fucking lady friend! I'm just helping her conceive, man!"
25th Jan '17 7:01:23 PM jasonbres
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* BadassMustache: Sam Elliot personifies this trope. The cowboy is not shown doing anything badass, but he sports some mighty impressive armlike whiskers that seem eager to punch you if you stare at them too long.

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* BadassMustache: Sam Elliot personifies this trope. The cowboy Stranger is not shown doing anything badass, but he sports some mighty impressive armlike whiskers that seem eager to punch you if you stare at them too long.



* 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."

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* BittersweetEnding: The Cowboy Stranger 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."



* ClusterFBomb: The film debuted at 9th and is currently ranked 26th in most instances of the word fuck. In total there are 292 uses of the word fuck in the film. Lampshaded by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jRhgNp-fNc the cowboy]].

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* ClusterFBomb: The film debuted at 9th and is currently ranked 26th in most instances of the word fuck. In total there are 292 uses of the word fuck in the film. Lampshaded by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jRhgNp-fNc the cowboy]].Stranger]].
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.
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