e Dude flat in nothing doubtful, the plastic sandals to the feet, sipping a white Russian (6 cl vodka 6 cl coffee liqueur, 4 cl of milk), above a bowling alley. The Dude, that is the name of Jeff Lebowski, played by the masterful Jeff Bridges. The film of the Coen brothers has the same basic premise as The Big sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946) or The Death aux trousses (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959): a type is found in the wrong place at the wrong time, resulted in a history to which he does not understand anything. Like Cary Grant in The Death to the kits, it is confused with another ! The state semi-hovering Dude (steady state !) adding to the absurdity of the situations and causes other completely burlesque. The qui pro quo lasts, while the Dude goes through, such as a liner quiet in the middle of a storm, trials, often accepts without understanding anything, with a spread always well-placed and very cool. The film is composed of sequences that have their unit clean, whether they be dramatic or humorous. The plot is finally the excuse to develop scenes, zany, perfectly written and interpreted masterfully by Jeff Bridges and the rest of the cast (John Goodman, literally, huge !). Fancy of burlesque, of situations incredible or waterfalls ? Here you are served !
Jeff Bridges shows in this film what a great actor he is, bringing a physical as massive as relaxed in character. He is assisted by John Goodman, in the role of the buddy veteran of Vietnam, the dress style military trend militia, that there is nothing to stop the madness. The player pushes his character in all the extremes : in the violence, the stupidity, the sensitivity, it is excessive and contributes in large part to the humor of the film. The other friend of the Dude (Steve Buscemi), is the boy nice, crushed by the personality of the other two, identified by the ultra-cool and the crazy furious. It is also the most frail. There can be no doubt, the Coen brothers and we made the choice of Buscemi for the offset and contrast physical he creates with his two accomplices. Her voice tart was opposed to the sweet voices and the zen of Jeff Bridges and the baritone of John Goodman. The three of them, they form a trio of unlikely failures that loupent all, believing sometimes do well.
“Fancy of burlesque, of situations incredible or waterfalls ? Here you are served !”
As Philip Marlowe in The Big sleep, the Dude is a head full, is often asked what he does there, and made many encounters : John Torturo player bowling in lycra purple mind-blowing, Juliane Moore in the artist’s quirky and totally out there, or Ben Gazzara. The drug kindly Lebowski, sending through a dream sequence memorable, full of special effects, frames, fancy and pom pom girls. A dream cast for actors who let themselves go completely !
THE BIG LEBOWSKI is part of those ufo in the film, mixing humor, finds techniques or points of view bold, while dragging us into an original universe, aspiring and inspiring. A film that we review regularly, always with joy and which does not lose its freshness.
The other outputs of the April 29, 2015
BITCH – the MOVIE, THE BLIND, A PIGEON PERCHED ON A BRANCH PHILOSOPHISED ABOUT The EXISTENCE, The ESCAPED: IN PURSUIT Of ANNIE BROWN, THE LABYRINTH OF SILENCE, OUIJA, THE TOURNAMENT, THE BIG LEBOWSKI (exited), OUR WOMEN, OPTIMISTS, etc
• Realization : Joel and Ethan Coen
• Screenplay : Joel and Ethan Coen
• Main actors : Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Julianne Moore
• Country of origin : United States
• Released : April 22, 1998 (taken on April 29, 2015)
• Duration :1h57min
• Distributor : PolyGram Film Distribution
• Synopsis : The quiet life of Jeff Lewboski toggle the day on which it is confused with a namesake billionaire, whose wife has just been removed. He is then instructed to deliver the ransom…