Dudes, get your diaries out right now! The Big Lebowski is coming to Blu-ray on August 16th according to the Canadian branch of Universal Home Entertainment! Nothing is know at present except for this tantalising image of the awesome artwork / booklet! I think this will really tie my movie collection together!
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That’s right! The LA Times is reporting that the wonderful cardigan worn by Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski is up for auction on Saturday! Hollywood Memorabilia are having an auction at the Saban Theater (8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills) as well as online (through icollector.com), and the current highest bid is already $10,000!
Also, tantalisingly, the company that made the original, Pendleton Woolen Mill, will apparently be selling new ones from September — for a more affordable $188.
I’m just gonna go find a cash machine…
Jeff Yorkes is an LA-based film editor and, in his spare time, he puts together really tremendous “Cinemashups” where he couples a fitting piece of music to a movie and re-edits it to really tie together. He’s been in touch to alert me to this- his genuinely amazing and hilarious mash-up of The Big Lebowski and Quincy Jones’s ‘The Dude’. Check it out below and pay attention to the lyrics and how Jeff has married them to the images.
Brilliant stuff! Here’s hoping he does more Coen brothers-related ones.
Lurking in Twitter I found a link to this, frankly awesome, collection of re-imagined Coen brothers movie posters. The designers at Poster Lab have reworked posters for Blood Simple, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Man Who Wasn’t There and No Country For Old Men. I think you’ll agree that they’re truly beautiful.
Click on the images below to see the full size posters;
I’ll keep an eye on Poster Lab and update if they do the missing movies, I really hope they do.
It’s not all bad news for the Coen brothers fraternity though, The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, won in the category Best Performance by an Actor Drama for his role in Crazy Heart and T. Bone Burnett won for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for this theme for the same movie. Burnett, for those that don’t know, has collaborated with the Coen brothers in the past most notably on O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Ladykillers and The Big Lebowski in the role of musical archivist / music producer.
Well that is exactly the premise of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski. Honestly, knowing the movie as well as I do, this is one of the funniest things I have ever read and I have really only just begun. I nearly spat tea over my monitor when I read, “Faith, it awaits down there someplace; prithee let me glimpse again.” That’s about as far as I’ve gotten so far but I couldn’t wait to share it with you all.
You can read the whole thing here and I’m sure you’ll agree it is genius!
Thanks to Marc and William for mailing it in.
3. Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson), Raising Arizona
5. Tic Tac (Al Mancini), Miller’s Crossing
9. Buzz (Jim True-Frost), The Hudsucker Proxy
11. Officer Lou (Bruce Lohene), Fargo
12. Marty (Jack Keller), The Big Lebowski
14. Freddy Reidenschneider (Tony Shalhoub), The Man Who Wasn’t There
15. Gus Petch (Cedric the Entertainer), Intolerable Cruelty
16. Wheezy Joe (Irwin Keyes), Intolerable Cruelty
17. Deputy Wendell (Garret Dillahunt), No Country For Old Men
18. Gas Station Proprietor (Gene Jones), No Country For Old Men
20. Sy Abelman (Fred Melamed), A Serious Man
Nice to see a couple of entries from Intolerable Cruelty which I still think is massively underrated suffering, as it does, from the weight of Coen quality prior to it.
What do you think? Has anyone been missed? Only ONE from The Big Lebowski? I would have Knox Harrington (David Thewlis) in there right away! And no Jesus Quintana (John Turturro), surely Jesus’ part is small enough to make this list? None from The Ladykillers? Let’s talk…
Watch a 5 minute interview with Joel and Ethan Coen. Watch them discuss A Serious Man. Observe them put the Lebowski/Jesus spin-off rumours to bed. View them chat openly about their plans for Old Fink- their much-mooted sequel to Barton Fink. See Ethan pick at his fingers.
Hit this link to view the clip (it has no embed options).