The Big Lebowski
Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998, USA
In a decadent age when the people believe in nothing, what are the now-unemployed old-fashioned gods supposed to do with themselves? Settle down in Los Angeles, of course, and take up bowling and creative profanity. The Coen Brothers explode Central Casting and unleash an ensemble for the ages: the pacific, overly forgiving New Testament god, the vengeful Old Testament desert god of the Jews, Jesus, Mammon, the Great Goddess . . . Demi-gods like the angel Gabriel, Omniscient Cowboy Narrators who moseyed as far west as they could until they ran out of West, Sadam Hussein moonlighting at the bowling alley, Brunhilda the valkyrie . . .
“We wanted to do a Chandler kind of story – how it moves episodically, and deals with the characters trying to unravel a mystery. As well as having a hopelessly complex plot that’s ultimately unimportant.” —Joel Coen
Believe it or not, the Coen brothers were featured in an article for the industry trade paper Floor Covering Weekly. “Area rugs are playing some prominent roles in one current movie and one soon-to-be-released motion picture. Rugs are a central plot element in 'The Big Lebowski" ...”
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