The Big Lebowski


Poor Donny. “Has the whole world gone crazy?” I could continue my love of movies based on hard-boiled novels with Howard Hawks’ brilliant “The Big Sleep” (one to also watch) based on Raymond Chandler’s novel. Chandler basically admitted in an essay that he was attempting to recreate Hammett with more depth. Instead it’s “The Big Lebowski”, which is a crazy spin on “The Big Sleep”.

Really – watch them together, it’s fun. The Coen brothers pull out all the stops, all the performances are wonderful, and every scene is hilarious and quotable. Sometimes friends didn’t get the humour until about halfway through, but then they couldn’t stop laughing. It’s fun to watch the movie all fall into place for people – a bit like a plan.

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