Dude, Where’ve You Been?

Posted: 9. September 2011 in Uncategorized
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This week, my pay per view distributor chose to put up 100 films for free. Incidently their primary competitor on the pay per view scene did the same last week. There might be a connection there…

Anyway, most of the 100 free films are vintage classics like The Towering Inferno, Bullit or The China Syndrome.

However, amongst those films were one or two gems, and quickly scrolling through them my attention was caught in two cases: John Landi's The Blues Brothers and Joel and Ethan Coen's masterpiece The Big Lebowski.

Now, for some reason or the other I have not seen The Big Lebowski for perhaps ten years. I used to have it on video, and I have seen it many times, but since I got rid of my VCR and the tapes, this cult classic sort of faded out of my cultural environment.

I am a devoted Jeff Bridges fan, and I'm exited about his recent come-back. Though True Grit sort of dissappointed me, because I simply find it too dull, I did enjoy the Tron-sequel.

However, I just wanted to tell you, that The Big Lebowski still rules, and that you have to catch it, if you haven't seen it, because you need to. I especially enjoy the dream sequences. They are just so far out…

There's a bunch of videos from the film on YouTube, and you can probably find it on some online streaming service.

  1. qlue says:

    I'll search the torrents. :p.

  2. Aqualion says:

    Originally posted by edwardpiercy:

    Totally understandable.

    With bowling balls for… erm… breast armour…The bowling theme that sort of underlines the entire mise en scène is absolutely cool.

  3. edwardpiercy says:

    Julianne Moore — and in that one looking maybe better than she ever looked. Maybe. She's looked great in a number of them. Sounds like a great deal, Martin. Jeez I haven't seen Bullit in so long. In fact it might have been when it was released at the theaters.

  4. edwardpiercy says:

    Originally posted by Aqualion:

    there's one dream sequence where she's dressed up like Brunhilde of Wagner's The Ring – for no reason at all,

    Totally understandable. :devil:

  5. Aqualion says:

    @AadilI guess you could go buy it. Chances are you can get a cheap DVD copy in the local second hand DVD store. @EdSure, Julianne Moore's even naked in a couple of scenes, and then there's one dream sequence where she's dressed up like Brunhilde of Wagner's The Ring – for no reason at all, except it's The Dude's dream.

  6. Aqualion says:

    True. I just Googled second hand DVD South Africa and was forwarded to a record shop in Plumstead, London. Internet logic…

  7. edwardpiercy says:

    Yep, totally understandable. Her legs are so pale in that. A total redhead, definitely.

  8. gdare says:

    Imagine, I was watching White Squall last night and now you are reminding me of Big Lebowski :yes:

  9. qlue says:

    There is no such thing as a second hand dvd store in South Africa. :left:.

  10. Aqualion says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    White Squall

    Another good one. Mr. Bridges in a more serious role. I also like Starman a lot. He does a very credible alien character.@AadilYeah, I remember when I tried making a PIS on you some months ago. Didn't get much out of that.

  11. qlue says:

    :lol:.South Africa barely exists according to Internet search results. :p.It's often easier to find a shop here by reading tea leaves or 'throwing the bones'. :whistle:.

  12. qlue says:

    Ironically, that's what makes South Africa so attractive to international crime. :doh:.You have to investigate the old fashioned way here to find anything worth while. :rolleyes:.Yet we do have enough decent infrastructure to make it possible to actually conduct a reasonable business here.Just enough technolory to conduct one's illicit business, but not enough to leave much of a data trail. :rolleyes:.

  13. gdare says:

    Starman is among my favourite movies :yes:

  14. garlingmatthews says:

    "He said to take any rug." Stoner Chandler. Great stuff.

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