I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: 20th Anniversary
When it was first released in 1998, The Big Lebowski flopped at the box office. Twenty years later, the movie has developed a massive, passionate, a ...more
I received this book as a gift and was extremely jazzed at the prospect of catching some of the back story of a film I've seen 80 or 90 times. Turns out the book is pretty funny and slightly inspiring at times, but can't match the genius of the work it has been written to supplement.
The authors are the "founding ...more
If you were a fan of the movie then this book is a must read. If you have not watched it, watch it and then come back and read the book. But really either way you should be familiar with the movie.
The book was almost a guide to the movie and it was fun and very enjoyable to read. What can you expect from the book? A lot. Obviously humor and a whole lot more. We get a good look behind the scenes, many pictures of scenes, characters and locations. As well interviews with the cast and crew. Plus s...more
It's obviously all over the dick of the movie, but that's not too annoying. And it makes me more determined to actually attend a Lebowskifest, w ...more
This book is written by devoted fans, and is perfect for those who cannot get enough Lebowski and for Lebowski Fest attendees. However, there were sections of the book that bogged down in the minutie of slang and situations. Hard core fans might enjoy the little details, but I am not that interested. Nevertheless, this book was a plea ...more
big lebowski fans, your time has arrived. this-is-a-must-have for you. this book, even on shomer s ...more
I first saw The Big Lebowski March 2008, when it first came out in theaters. The theater only had a handful of people, inlcuding a guy sitting behind me, that laughed the entire movie. I don't recall anyone else laughing and I found his continous laughter a little annoying and distracting.
As my girlfriend (now wife) and I left the movie, I remember saying, "I want to see t ...more
It's great because it goes into all the details that you would want to know about a movie you're obsessed with. Where the scenes were shot, how the characters were conceived, what was based on actual events, and things like that. It analyzes dialogue, interviews the actors, and covers everything so thoro ...more
This book is great. It contains interviews with actors. But it also contains interviews with the people who were the inspiration for the characters in The Big Lebowski. Yup, there is a Dude (Jeff "The Dude" Dowd,) and there are many inspirations for Walter. Furthermore, the authors discovered that there were many actual events that inspired The Big Lebowski. These inclu ...more
This book is rich with incidental facts and trivia of the beloved movie. What I love best is it's interviews with the most "inconsequential" actors and historical figures that inspire the movie. Watching the movie I am definitely enamored with the nuances that are so subtle and appear so "inside", but you get it some how! "Sometime you eat the bar, sometime the bar eats you"; makes sense when you hear it, but there's actually this great context to it!
Like many, The Big Leb ...more
However, I was slightly disappointed that my photo - that had been on the Lebowski Fest website for awhile - did not make it into the book. Bygones.
If TBL made you "laugh to beat the band" this book will, too.
Oh, and Tara Reid. You should be ashamed of yourself. That interview, if it can even be called such a thing, was awful. You're not dealing with morons here. Amateur.
The best part is the interviews. They interviewed most of the actors and many of the people that the Coen Brothers based the various characters on. All the way down to the real little Larry Sellers.
Sometimes the movie quotations go a little over the line but they didn't go too far, maybe their toe just slipped over. ;)
Turns out... not so much.
The best part of the book are the interviews with the actors as well as the interviews with the real-life people some of the characters were based on.
Though I expected more from the founders of Lebowskifest, this was fun and worth the $15.