I m A Lebowski You re A Lebowski

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ISBN: 9781847676306
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: Scott Shuffitt
Publisher: Canongate Books

Download and read online I m A Lebowski You re A Lebowski in PDF and EPUB In 1998, the Coen Brothers followed the global success of their smash hit Fargo with a rambling tale of lies, corruption and bowling in early 90s LA - The Big Lebowski. It flopped at the box office. But in the years that followed, the movie took on a life of its own, spawning a culture of quotable lines, White Russians and even Lebowski Fest, an annual event attracting thousands of Big Lebowski die-hards. In I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski ('That's terrific') the curators of Lebowski Fest offer the complete guide to one of the few true cult movies of the last twenty years, with photographs, real locations and interviews with the stars of the film, including John Turturro, John Goodman and Julianne Moore - and a foreword by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges. The book also contains a glossary, trivia questions and the ultimate soundtrack listing - in other words, the whole Lebowski.


The Abide Guide

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ISBN: 9781569759769
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 256
Author: Oliver Benjamin
Publisher: Ulysses Press

Download and read online The Abide Guide in PDF and EPUB When you seek salvation from this stressed out, uptight world, there's only one man to go to for guidance--the Dude. At once helpful, funny and profound (like The Big Lebowski itself), this survival guide from the founders of the Church of the Latter-DayDude and their top disciples shows how to be as Dude-like as the Dude (well, almost).


Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

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ISBN: 1451605838
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Number of pages: 224
Author: Adam Bertocci
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Two Gentlemen of Lebowski in PDF and EPUB What if…William Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski? The Dude has met the Bard—and he doth abide. Join “The Knave” and Sir Walter on a wild tale of mistaken identity, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug that, in faith, really tied the room together—in a sidesplitting Shakespearean comedy of errors and ninepins, told in five glorious acts of iambic pentameter and impeccable period prose. Already a theatrical hit and a worldwide viral phenomenon, Two Gentlemen of Lebowski comes alive anew in this definitive and lavishly illustrated edition, featuring recently discovered historical engravings, scholarly annotations, and a revelatory afterword from the author.


The Dude and the Zen Master

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ISBN: 9781101600757
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Number of pages: 288
Author: Jeff Bridges
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Dude and the Zen Master in PDF and EPUB “[A] truly incredible book about two friends talking about the good life.” —Huffington Post Zen Master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridges’s iconic role in The Big Lebowski to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who are “simple and unassuming,” and “so good that on account of them God lets the world go on.” Jeff puts it another way. “The wonderful thing about the Dude is that he’d always rather hug it out than slug it out.” For more than a decade, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and his Buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, The Dude and the Zen Master captures their freewheeling dialogue and remarkable humanism in a book that reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.


The Year s Work in Lebowski Studies

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ISBN: 9780253221360
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 491
Author: Edward P. Comentale
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online The Year s Work in Lebowski Studies in PDF and EPUB A massive underground sensation, The Big Lebowski has been hailed as the first cult film of the internet age. In this book, 21 fans and scholars address the film's influences—westerns, noir, grail legends, the 1960s, and Fluxus—and its historical connections to the first Iraq war, boomers, slackerdom, surrealism, college culture, and of course bowling. The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies contains neither arid analyses nor lectures for the late-night crowd, but new ways of thinking and writing about film culture.


The Big Lebowski and Philosophy

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ISBN: 9781118074565
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Number of pages: 292
Author: Peter S. Fosl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online The Big Lebowski and Philosophy in PDF and EPUB Looks at the themes present in the film, including nihilism, war, politics, materialism, morality, and history, examines the characters, and provides perspective on the film through a philosophical prism.


The Tao of the Dude

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Release Date: 2016-04-15
Number of pages: 243
Author: Oliver Benjamin
Publisher: Dudeism LLC

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Indie

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ISBN: 9780231513524
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Number of pages: 304
Author: Michael Z. Newman
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Indie in PDF and EPUB From Stranger than Paradise (1984) to Synecdoche, New York (2008), America's independent films often seem to defy classification. Their strategies of storytelling and representation vary widely, and they range from raw, no-budget productions to the more polished releases of Hollywood's "specialty" divisions. Understanding American indies involves more than just considering films. Filmmakers, distributors, exhibitors, festivals, critics, and audiences play a role in the art's identity, which is always understood in relation to the Hollywood mainstream. By locating the American indie in the historical context of the Sundance-Miramax era (the mid-1980s to the end of the 2000s), Michael Z. Newman considers indie cinema as an alternative American film culture. His work isolates patterns of character and realism, formal play, and oppositionality in these films and the function of festivals, art houses, and critical media in promoting them. He accounts for the power of audiences to distinguish indie films from mainstream Hollywood and to seek socially emblematic characters and playful form in their narratives. Analyzing films such as Welcome to the Dollhouse (1996), Lost in Translation (2003), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Juno (2007), along with the work of Nicole Holofcener, Jim Jarmusch, John Sayles, Steven Soderbergh, and the Coen brothers, Newman investigates the conventions that cast indies as culturally legitimate works of art and sustain these films' appeal. In doing so, he not only binds these diverse works together within a cluster of distinct viewing strategies but also invites readers to reevaluate the difference of independent cinema, as well as its relationship to class and taste culture.


The Year s Work in Lebowski Studies

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ISBN: 9780253017826
Release Date: 2009-11-17
Number of pages: 512
Author: Edward P. Comentale
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online The Year s Work in Lebowski Studies in PDF and EPUB A massive underground sensation, The Big Lebowski has been hailed as the first cult film of the internet age. In this book, 21 fans and scholars address the film's influences—westerns, noir, grail legends, the 1960s, and Fluxus—and its historical connections to the first Iraq war, boomers, slackerdom, surrealism, college culture, and of course bowling. The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies contains neither arid analyses nor lectures for the late-night crowd, but new ways of thinking and writing about film culture.


Contemporary Hollywood Masculinities

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ISBN: 9781137016218
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Number of pages: 280
Author: S. Kord
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Contemporary Hollywood Masculinities in PDF and EPUB Traces changing concepts of masculinity in contemporary Hollywood films against a backdrop of political events, social developments, and popular American myths.


The Big Lebowski

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ISBN: 9781610586528
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Number of pages: 216
Author: Jenny M. Jones
Publisher: Voyageur Press

Download and read online The Big Lebowski in PDF and EPUB DIVWhether contending with nihilists, botching a kidnapping pay-off, watching as his beloved rug is micturated upon, or simply bowling and drinking Caucasians, the Dude—or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing—abides. As embodied by Jeff Bridges, the main character of the 1998 Coen brothers’ film The Big Lebowski is a modern hero who has inspired festivals, burlesque interpretations, and even a religion (Dudeism). In time for the fifteenth anniversary of The Big Lebowski, film author and curator Jenny M. Jones tells the full story of the Dude, from how the Coen brothers came up with the idea for a modern LA noir to never-been-told anecdotes about the film’s production, its critical and commercial reception, and, finally, how it came to be such an international cult hit. Achievers, as Lebowski fans call themselves, will discover many hidden truths, including why it is that Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) is so obsessed with Vietnam, what makes Theodore Donald “Donny” Kerabatsos (Steve Buscemi) so confused all the time, how the film defies genre, and what unexpected surprise Bridges got during filming of the Gutterballs dream sequence. (Hint: it involved curly wigs and a gurney.) Interspersed throughout are sidebars, interviews with members of the film’s cast and crew, scene breakdowns, guest essays by prominent experts on Lebowski language, music, filmmaking techniques, and more, and hundreds of photographs—including many of artwork inspired by the film./div


Lights Camera Booze

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ISBN: 9781612432540
Release Date: 2013-10-21
Number of pages: 208
Author: Kourtney Jason
Publisher: Ulysses Press

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OCD The Dude and Me

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ISBN: 9781101592212
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Number of pages: 240
Author: Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online OCD The Dude and Me in PDF and EPUB With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and "unique learning profile," Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. As a result of her unfiltered writing style, she is forced to see the school psychologist and enroll in a "social skills" class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble.


The Big Sleep

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ISBN: 9780141911113
Release Date: 2005-07-07
Number of pages: 272
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Big Sleep in PDF and EPUB The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.


Fortunate Son

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ISBN: 9780316244565
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Number of pages: 416
Author: John Fogerty
Publisher: Little, Brown

Download and read online Fortunate Son in PDF and EPUB NATIONAL BESTSELLER The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival. Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.