Just watched Deer Hunter and needed something to lighten the mood.
Seen on the big sceen! The Big Lebowski is a combination of two other Cohen brothers’ movies. It carries a similar labyrinthine plot to Millers Crossing as well as idiots trying to handle a situation like Burn After Reading. It’s a comedy-noir!
Besides it’s iconic characters, The Big Lebowski has been able to survive due to its incredibly funny and layerd script. I love how characters keep using phrases that they’ve heard throughout the film. Also I wanna call someone a “human paraquat” as an insult.
I totally understand why Brando gets so much attention for his role in this movie, but I think Eva Marie Saint and Karl Malden are extremely overlooked. That monologue Malden gives in the ship is breathtaking.
I knew nothing about this movie before I watched it and I was really surprised by content. It reminds me of Ace in the Hole in its presentation of dark themes and complicated charachters in 50’s cinema.