The Dude Abides These Incredible Celebrations of the Coen Brothers’ THE BIG LEBOWSKI for the 20th Anniversary re-release TODAY
Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, this hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Tuturro. Join the “Dude” and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides.
'The Dude', Jeff Lebowski, is unemployed and as laid-back as they come. That is until he becomes a victim of mistaken identity, and two thugs break into his apartment with the errant belief that they're strong-arming Jeff Lebowski - the Pasadena millionaire. In the hope of getting a replacement for his soiled carpet, 'the Dude' pays a visit to his wealthy namesake...
The Big Lebowski will be released by Park Circus in selected international territories throughout 2018. For cinema listings and further details check here.
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest movies of the 90’s, The Big Lebowski which is back in cinemas across the UK from 24th September. To join in on the festivities, we have found 5 wacky ways that super fans have expressed their love for the hilariously quirky comedy...
CS Lebowski Football Club
After a group of disgruntled Fiorentina fans were thoroughly fed up by the monied world of Serie A, they decided to establish their own club whilst paying homage to the Coen Brothers’ iconic character. We would bet a good amount of money there’s a lot of premier league fans who wish they could do that…
Immortalising the characters on their skin
We couldn’t make a wacky super fan list without some permanent scarring now can we? Over the years we have seen countless people tattooing their skin with their mother’s name, dreamcatchers, patterns, and most importantly, their favourite characters. The Big Lebowski especially, I mean who wouldn’t want The Dude on their arm for the rest of their life?
Loved the film more than just watching it can satisfy? Why not attend an entire festival dedicated to it! Back in 2002, a group of devoted fans set up Lebowski Fest! It was first held in Louisville, Kentucky, and attracted around 150 people. Since then, attendance has grown exponentially, and Lebowski Fest has expanded to several other cities. Lebowski Fest activities typically include a night of unlimited bowling, costume and trivia contests, and a competition to see who’s travelled the farthest. At the 2011 Lebowski Fest in New York, the cast all reunited to reminisce about the whimsical months they spent making The Big Lebowski, not to mention of course answering any questions from superfans.
‘The Dude Abides’ college course at University of Miami
Maybe you’re not a super fan and want to learn more about The Big Lebowski? Well you’re in luck! The University of Miami have just the course for you! This English course explores academic responses to the Coen Brothers’ 1998 classic. According to the course syllabus, “possible discussion and paper topics include but are not limited to: the soiling of rugs, proper methods of making a White Russian, the ethos of National Socialism, the first Gulf War, Pomeranians, and bowling.” There’s no way you won’t love the movie afterwards!
Yes… Believe it or not, there is a religion devoted entirely to the spreading the teachings of The Dude. Founded in 2005, called Dudeism and described by its creators as “The slowest-growing religion in the world, Dudeism preaches non-preachiness and practices as little as possible.”
It’s also referred to as the Church of the Latter-Day Dude, and unbelievably the organization has ordained over 270,000 Dudeist priests around the world. They even celebrate holidays by taking naps and encouraging you of going with the flow… Remind you of anyone?
The 20th Anniversary of THE BIG LEBOWSKI is back in cinemas 24th September