Listen to Adam and Brad discuss the second minute of The Big Lebowski, including dude definitions, the typecast confounding stranger, mood cinema, compositing LA vistas, our lack of tumbleweed research, evening taco shack math, hand wash, the probability of geographic inconsistencies, the professionalism of inky blackness, the liquid desert (aka the ocean), some follow up on high frame rates, respecting the crystals, and Kim Basinger’s lack of bobsledding.

This project gets my ringing endorsement.

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Meet the Dude Who Inspired ‘The Dude’ in the Coen Brothers’ ‘The Big Lebowski’

Since its release in 1998, The Big Lebowski has become a cult classic, spawning fan conventions (Lebowski Fests) across the U.S. There, superfans might have a chance to meet the guy Jeff Bridges’s character, Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, is based on: Jeff Dowd. This documentary portrait by Jeff Feuerzeig tracks him down and tells his life story, from sixties anti-war radical (he was one of the Seattle Seven) to indie film promoter (he helped Joel and Ethan Coen distribute their first film, Blood Simple).