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I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, the Big Lebowski, and What Have You

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I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, the Big Lebowski, and What Have You Cover

 

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Publisher Comments:

The ultimate fan's guide to the Coen Brothers' cult classic, with an introduction by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges.

To some The Big Lebowski is just a movie, to others it's THE MOVIE. Over the past several years the movie has developed a massive and passionate cult following, led by the creation of Lebowski Fest, a traveling festival celebrating all things Lebowski. Held in a bowling alley, it features bowling, costume and trivia contests, live music, a screening of the movie, White Russians, and what-have-you. Attendance has grown exponentially and the Fest has been featured in virtually every national media outlet, from NPR to the New York Times. The Associated Press called it "kind of a Star Trek convention, but without all the geeks." SPIN Magazine called it one of the "19 events you can't miss!" Now, at last, comes the book that the legion of Lebowski fans (aka Achievers) has been waiting for. I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski is a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, hilarious throughout and illustrated with photos from the film, including dozens taken on the set by Jeff Bridges. It includes interviews with virtually every major and minor cast member including John Goodman, Julianne Moore and John Turturro, as well as the real-life individuals who served as inspiration for the characters such as Jeff Dowd and John Milius. Fellow Achievers Patton Oswalt, Tony Hawk and Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken give their thoughts on the movie and the phenomenon that surrounds it. The book features a handy guide to speaking Achiever, tips on how to Dude-ify your car, office, and living space, Lebowski Fest highlights and so much more.

Review:

"'If you recognize the phrase 'I don't roll on Shabbos' or 'The Dude abides,' then you've seen The Big Lebowski, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen's tribute to the detective genre starring Jeff Bridges as a bowling-loving stoner named 'The Dude' who accidentally gets mixed up with kidnappers, nihilists and other strange Coen brother — style comic types. A financial and critical bomb released in 1998, it has since gained a devoted cult following, due in no small part to the efforts of this delightfully obsessive book's authors, the organizers of 'Lebowski Fest,' a traveling celebration that combines the good vibes of a Grateful Dead concert with the fervor of a Star Trek convention. Like a typical Dead concert, however, the book is a lot of fun, but will seem uneven to all but the hardest-core fan. Highlights include insightful interviews with principal actors, including Bridges and John Goodman ('I think that's the favorite thing I've ever done in my life'). Unfortunately, the authors also feature various unsuccessful attempts at capturing the film's quirky humor ('How to Dude-ify Your Car') along with too many long and repetitious interviews with various Lebowski fanatics. (Sept.)' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The authors managed to score interviews with every major actor (and many of the minor ones), and they all have interesting stories to tell....Sure to be of interest to anyone who enjoys the film." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The ultimate fans guide to the Coen Brothers cult classic The Big Lebowski, with a Foreword by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges.

Synopsis:

and#147;Look, let me explain something to you. I'm not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dudeand#8221;

Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowski takes a close look at the films phenomenal impact over the past century, and looks at the reasons behind the creation of Dudeism, with the and#145;Church of the Latter-Day Dudeand#8217; having attracted more than 70,000 official adherents through its online ordination process. The book looks at how the film is rich in philosophical implications, whether it is the nihilism within the film itself or the Dudeism the film has spawned. Covering issues raised concerning gender and sexuality within the film such as Maudeand#8217;s feminism and Jackie Treehornand#8217;s chauvinistic character, the book also explores the gender divides the film has created in todayand#8217;s society such as male vs female fandom rivalry at festivals. The Big Lebowski festivals have sprung up all around America and have even expanded globally, the book takes an in-side look at these events and includes interviews from Lebowski festival organisers and authors of other fan books and academic books.

Synopsis:

From box office flop to one of the most successful cult films of all time,and#160;The Big Lebowskiand#160;has spawned a multicity festival, college-level courses, and its own religion. Fans of the Coen brothers' masterful dark comedy (collectively calling themselves and#147;Achieversand#8221;and#151;and proud we are of all of them) gather in movie theaters and bowling alleys across the county to quote along with the film, imbibe white russians, and admire the Dudeand#8217;s rug (which really tied the room together).

Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowskiand#160;examines how this quirky movie evolved from its underwhelming debut to attract a mass following on par with that ofand#160;The Rocky Horror Picture Show.and#160;Contributors take a close look at the filmand#8217;s phenomenal impact on popular culture and language and examine the scriptand#8217;s rich philosophical implications, whether it is the nihilism within the film itself or the Dudeism that Jeff Bridgesand#8217;s God-like character and#160;has bred (the and#147;Church of the Latter-Day Dudeand#8221; has attracted more than 70,000 official adherents through its online ordination process). Covering issues concerning gender and sexuality within the film, such as Maudeand#8217;s feminist art and Jackie Treehornand#8217;s Malibu garden party, the essays here also explore the gender divides the film has created in todayand#8217;s society, such as male versus female fandom rivalry at festivals. These gatheringsand#151;part costume contest, part bowling tournament, part trivia contest, part fan meet-upand#151;have, since their debut in Louisville, KY, in 2002, sprung up all around America and have even expanded globally, and the book takes an inside look at these events and includes interviews with Lebowski festival organizers and authors of other fan books and academic treatises.

In all, these essays are an essential companion for one of the greatest films ever made, in the parlance of our times.

Synopsis:

The ultimate fan's guide to the Coen Brothers' cult classic, with an introduction by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges.

 

To some The Big Lebowski is just a movie, to others it's THE MOVIE. Over the past several years the movie has developed a massive and passionate cult following, led by the creation of Lebowski Fest, a traveling festival celebrating all things Lebowski. Held in a bowling alley, it features bowling, costume and trivia contests, live music, a screening of the movie, White Russians, and what-have-you. Attendance has grown exponentially and the Fest has been featured in virtually every national media outlet, from NPR to the New York Times. The Associated Press called it "kind of a 'Star Trek' convention, but without all the geeks." SPIN Magazine called it one of the "19 events you can't miss!" Now, at last, comes the book that the legion of Lebowski fans (aka Achievers) has been waiting for. I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski is a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, hilarious throughout and illustrated with photos from the film, including dozens taken on the set by Jeff Bridges. It includes interviews with virtually every major and minor cast member including John Goodman, Julianne Moore and John Turturro, as well as the real-life individuals who served as inspiration for the characters such as Jeff Dowd and John Milius. Fellow Achievers Patton Oswalt, Tony Hawk and Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken give their thoughts on the movie and the phenomenon that surrounds it. The book features a handy guide to speaking Achiever, tips on how to Dude-ify your car, office, and living space, Lebowski Fest highlights and so much more.

About the Author

Bill Green is a graphic designer and the poster artist for Lebowski Fest.

Ben Peskoe is a Web developer and a writer.

Will Russell, a magician, and Scott Shuffitt, an artist, are the Founding Dudes of Lebowski Fest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596912465
Author:
Bill Green and Will Russell and Ben Peskoe and Scott Shuffitt
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Foreword:
Bridges, Jeff
Author:
Ingle, Zachary
Author:
Bloba Books LLC
Author:
Green, Bill
Author:
Shuffitt, Scott
Author:
Bloba Books LLC
Author:
Peskoe, Ben
Author:
Russell, Will
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Film - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Intellect Books - Fan Phenomena
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.75 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'If you recognize the phrase 'I don't roll on Shabbos' or 'The Dude abides,' then you've seen The Big Lebowski, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen's tribute to the detective genre starring Jeff Bridges as a bowling-loving stoner named 'The Dude' who accidentally gets mixed up with kidnappers, nihilists and other strange Coen brother — style comic types. A financial and critical bomb released in 1998, it has since gained a devoted cult following, due in no small part to the efforts of this delightfully obsessive book's authors, the organizers of 'Lebowski Fest,' a traveling celebration that combines the good vibes of a Grateful Dead concert with the fervor of a Star Trek convention. Like a typical Dead concert, however, the book is a lot of fun, but will seem uneven to all but the hardest-core fan. Highlights include insightful interviews with principal actors, including Bridges and John Goodman ('I think that's the favorite thing I've ever done in my life'). Unfortunately, the authors also feature various unsuccessful attempts at capturing the film's quirky humor ('How to Dude-ify Your Car') along with too many long and repetitious interviews with various Lebowski fanatics. (Sept.)' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The authors managed to score interviews with every major actor (and many of the minor ones), and they all have interesting stories to tell....Sure to be of interest to anyone who enjoys the film."
"Synopsis" by , The ultimate fans guide to the Coen Brothers cult classic The Big Lebowski, with a Foreword by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges.
"Synopsis" by ,
and#147;Look, let me explain something to you. I'm not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dudeand#8221;

Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowski takes a close look at the films phenomenal impact over the past century, and looks at the reasons behind the creation of Dudeism, with the and#145;Church of the Latter-Day Dudeand#8217; having attracted more than 70,000 official adherents through its online ordination process. The book looks at how the film is rich in philosophical implications, whether it is the nihilism within the film itself or the Dudeism the film has spawned. Covering issues raised concerning gender and sexuality within the film such as Maudeand#8217;s feminism and Jackie Treehornand#8217;s chauvinistic character, the book also explores the gender divides the film has created in todayand#8217;s society such as male vs female fandom rivalry at festivals. The Big Lebowski festivals have sprung up all around America and have even expanded globally, the book takes an in-side look at these events and includes interviews from Lebowski festival organisers and authors of other fan books and academic books.

"Synopsis" by ,
From box office flop to one of the most successful cult films of all time,and#160;The Big Lebowskiand#160;has spawned a multicity festival, college-level courses, and its own religion. Fans of the Coen brothers' masterful dark comedy (collectively calling themselves and#147;Achieversand#8221;and#151;and proud we are of all of them) gather in movie theaters and bowling alleys across the county to quote along with the film, imbibe white russians, and admire the Dudeand#8217;s rug (which really tied the room together).

Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowskiand#160;examines how this quirky movie evolved from its underwhelming debut to attract a mass following on par with that ofand#160;The Rocky Horror Picture Show.and#160;Contributors take a close look at the filmand#8217;s phenomenal impact on popular culture and language and examine the scriptand#8217;s rich philosophical implications, whether it is the nihilism within the film itself or the Dudeism that Jeff Bridgesand#8217;s God-like character and#160;has bred (the and#147;Church of the Latter-Day Dudeand#8221; has attracted more than 70,000 official adherents through its online ordination process). Covering issues concerning gender and sexuality within the film, such as Maudeand#8217;s feminist art and Jackie Treehornand#8217;s Malibu garden party, the essays here also explore the gender divides the film has created in todayand#8217;s society, such as male versus female fandom rivalry at festivals. These gatheringsand#151;part costume contest, part bowling tournament, part trivia contest, part fan meet-upand#151;have, since their debut in Louisville, KY, in 2002, sprung up all around America and have even expanded globally, and the book takes an inside look at these events and includes interviews with Lebowski festival organizers and authors of other fan books and academic treatises.

In all, these essays are an essential companion for one of the greatest films ever made, in the parlance of our times.

"Synopsis" by ,
The ultimate fan's guide to the Coen Brothers' cult classic, with an introduction by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges.

 

To some The Big Lebowski is just a movie, to others it's THE MOVIE. Over the past several years the movie has developed a massive and passionate cult following, led by the creation of Lebowski Fest, a traveling festival celebrating all things Lebowski. Held in a bowling alley, it features bowling, costume and trivia contests, live music, a screening of the movie, White Russians, and what-have-you. Attendance has grown exponentially and the Fest has been featured in virtually every national media outlet, from NPR to the New York Times. The Associated Press called it "kind of a 'Star Trek' convention, but without all the geeks." SPIN Magazine called it one of the "19 events you can't miss!" Now, at last, comes the book that the legion of Lebowski fans (aka Achievers) has been waiting for. I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski is a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, hilarious throughout and illustrated with photos from the film, including dozens taken on the set by Jeff Bridges. It includes interviews with virtually every major and minor cast member including John Goodman, Julianne Moore and John Turturro, as well as the real-life individuals who served as inspiration for the characters such as Jeff Dowd and John Milius. Fellow Achievers Patton Oswalt, Tony Hawk and Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken give their thoughts on the movie and the phenomenon that surrounds it. The book features a handy guide to speaking Achiever, tips on how to Dude-ify your car, office, and living space, Lebowski Fest highlights and so much more.

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