History Film / TheBigLebowski

19th Apr '18 6:46:42 PM ErichoTOME
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[spoiler: The Stranger talks to the audience at the very end.]]


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*** Larry himself disappears from the movie after that.
16th Apr '18 8:14:58 AM LavonPapillon1
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* AmbiguouslyTrained: Walter makes it very clear in every scene that he has done service in Vietnam, but it is never made clear in which branch of the military he served. [[spoiler:While the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Air Force where all involved, over half of troops involved where a part of the Army, so it is likely that Walter was in the Army.]] [[spoiler:But if the original screenplay is in anyway canon, Walter [[PhonyVeteran did not actually serve any time in Vietnam]], thus averting the premise entirely.]]
4th Apr '18 2:01:46 AM martymyman
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--> '''Stranger:''' Do you have to use so many cusswords?\\

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--> '''Stranger:''' Do you have to use so many cusswords?\\cuss words?\\



* SkewedPriorities: When Lebowski's limo driver is forcefully pulling The Dude to Lebowski's limo (after the drop-off), Dude warns the guy, "Careful, man! There's a beverage here!"

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* SkewedPriorities: When Maude Lebowski's limo driver is forcefully pulling The Dude to The Big Lebowski's limo (after the drop-off), Dude warns the guy, "Careful, man! There's a beverage here!"
4th Apr '18 1:47:33 AM martymyman
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Dude does this a few times throughout the film. The Big Lebowski even lampshades it:
--> “Oh, ‘fuck it!’ Yes, that’s your answer. That’s your answer for everything. Tattoo it on your forehead.”
28th Feb '18 12:52:21 PM case
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* TranquilFury: After spending most of the movie [[HairTriggerTemper exploding in bombastic rage at any slight real or imagined]], it's when the nihilists demand the money that the Dude, Walter and Donny have on them in lieu of the ransom that Walter gets quietly, chillingly ''livid''. This precedes his LetsGetDangerous moment.
--> Fuck you. What's mine is mine.

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* TranquilFury: TranquilFury:
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After spending most of the movie [[HairTriggerTemper exploding in bombastic rage at any slight real or imagined]], it's when the nihilists demand the money that the Dude, Walter and Donny have on them in lieu of the ransom that Walter gets quietly, chillingly ''livid''. This precedes his LetsGetDangerous moment.
--> ---> Fuck you. What's mine is mine.mine.
** When Walter [[spoiler:rants about the Vietnam War during his eulogy for Donny and follows up by scattering the ashes into Dude's face,]] Dude has a stone-faced response for a few seconds that is clearly brimming with fury.
26th Feb '18 1:53:53 PM RedUmbrella2015
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* CassandraTruth[=/=]TheCuckoolanderWasRight: [[spoiler: Walter speculates what really happened throughout the movie and is right almost every time. No one believes him.]] "Am I wrong?" [[spoiler: The only things he isn't right about was when he thinks the Big Lebowski isn't disabled and throws him on the floor and about Bunny [[FakedKidnapping kidnapping herself]], but that wasn't his idea anyway, and he was right that she was safe all along. And he was right that "that's not her toe, dude."]]
** [[spoiler: He's wrong except he might have been right about that, too:]]

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* CassandraTruth[=/=]TheCuckoolanderWasRight: [[spoiler: Walter speculates what really happened throughout the movie and is right almost every time. No one believes him.]] "Am I wrong?" [[spoiler: The only things he isn't wasn't right about was when he thinks the Big Lebowski isn't disabled and throws him on the floor and about Bunny [[FakedKidnapping kidnapping herself]], but that wasn't his idea anyway, and he was right that she was safe all along. And he was right that "that's not her toe, dude."]]
** [[spoiler: He's wrong except he might have been right about that, too:]]
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26th Feb '18 8:15:19 AM lebowski87
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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!"

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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!"ass!"



* CampStraight: "The Jesus" comes across as CampGay, but is introduced as a heterosexual pedophile (or "pederast", as Walter puts it).

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* CampStraight: ** "The Jesus" comes across as CampGay, but is introduced as a heterosexual homosexual pedophile (or "pederast", as Walter puts it).



* CassandraTruth[=/=]TheCuckoolanderWasRight: [[spoiler: Walter speculates what really happened throughout the movie and is right almost every time. No one believes him.]] "Am I wrong?" [[spoiler: The only thing he wasn't right about was Bunny [[FakedKidnapping kidnapping herself]], but that wasn't his idea anyway, and he was right that she was safe all along - and she might as well have kidnapped herself, anyway. And he was right that "that's not her toe, dude."]]
** [[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. While probably an acting mistake, it could be very subtle confirmation of Walter's theory. Which would make Walter correct about absolutely everything.]]

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* CassandraTruth[=/=]TheCuckoolanderWasRight: [[spoiler: Walter speculates what really happened throughout the movie and is right almost every time. No one believes him.]] "Am I wrong?" [[spoiler: The only thing things he wasn't isn't right about was when he thinks the Big Lebowski isn't disabled and throws him on the floor and about Bunny [[FakedKidnapping kidnapping herself]], but that wasn't his idea anyway, and he was right that she was safe all along - and she might as well have kidnapped herself, anyway.along. And he was right that "that's not her toe, dude."]]
** [[spoiler: He's wrong when he thinks the Big Lebowski isn't disabled and throws him on the floor, wrong except he might have been right about that, too: the Big Lebowski's leg visibly kicks when Walter throws him down. While probably an acting mistake, it could be very subtle confirmation of Walter's theory. Which would make Walter correct about absolutely everything.]]too:]]



** Maude and the Dude as they watch Karl Hungus's star in a porn movie as [[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery a cable repair guy]]. Maude comments that "the story is ludicrous" and tells Dude that he can imagine where the plot goes. The Dude ventures, [[DeadpanSnarker "He fixes the cable?"]]

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** Maude and the Dude as they watch Karl Hungus's Hungus star in a porn movie as [[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery a cable repair guy]]. Maude comments that "the story is ludicrous" and tells Dude that he can imagine where the plot goes. The Dude ventures, [[DeadpanSnarker "He fixes the cable?"]]



* DumbassHasAPoint: [[spoiler: Walter, the most insane and incompetent character in the movie, turns out to be the only one who even remotely figured out the plot. The only thing he got wrong was the belief that Bunny had kidnapped herself, otherwise he was dead-on accurate.]]

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* DumbassHasAPoint: [[spoiler: Walter, the most insane and incompetent character in the movie, turns out to be the only one who even remotely figured out the plot. The only thing things he got wrong was were the belief that Bunny had kidnapped herself, herself and the belief that the Big Lebowski isn't disabled and throws him on the floor, otherwise he was dead-on accurate.]]
9th Feb '18 11:04:59 PM Sahelanthropus
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* {{Irony}}: The film has a lot of it.
** For a stoner who supposedly "abides" and puts on airs of being calm, the Dude gets angry a ''lot'' and often tries to change, or unintentionally winds up changing, events around him that he wants no part of.
** As it turns out, the Big Lebowski [[spoiler:doesn't actually have any money of his own,]] despite his posturing and elitist bluster at the Dude for fitting into his bias of the lazy, unemployed leechers looking for a handout.
** In one scene, Walter, the (as he'll tell you) Vietnam veteran who pulled out a pistol on a fellow bowler over tournament rules and constantly argues with people over his right to be angry, wimps out and flashes the peace sign to an angry owner of the car he just angrily wrecked.
** Maude, as an artsy, avante-garde type who dislikes capitalism (as most artists do), gets involved to protect her family's money.
** The Nihilists, who "care about nuzzink!" and [[ForTheEvulz think they're uncaring villains]] defying weak mens' laws, whine that it's not fair when it's revealed [[spoiler:neither the Big Lebowski nor the Dude have the money they wanted]].
3rd Jan '18 12:17:13 AM TravisLanceHawkins
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* LaboriousLaziness: The whole plot might not have happened if the Dude had just bothered to ''clean his rug'' after it had been peed on.
27th Dec '17 10:19:55 PM SinNanna
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* WorthyOpponent: Walter calls the Viet Cong this while talking about Vietnam. He doesn't extend the same respect to the nihilists in the scene immediately after.
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