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The Resource The Big Lebowski, edited by Zachary Ingle

The Big Lebowski, edited by Zachary Ingle

Label
The Big Lebowski
Title
The Big Lebowski
Statement of responsibility
edited by Zachary Ingle
Title variation
Fan phenomena The Big Lebowski
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From box office flop to one of the most successful cult films of all time, The Big Lebowski has spawned a multicity festival, college-level courses, and its own religion. Fans of the Coen brothers’ masterful dark comedy (collectively calling themselves “Achievers” - and proud we are of all of them) gather in movie theatres and bowling alleys across the county to quote along with the film, imbibe white russians, and admire the Dude’s rug (which really tied the room together). [This book] examineshow this quirky movie evolved from its underwhelming debut to attract a mass following on par with that of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Contributors take a close look at the film’s phenomenal impact on popular culture and language and examine the script’s rich philosophical implications, whether it is the nihilism within the film itself, or the Dudeism that Jeff Bridges’ God-like character has bred (the “Church of the Latter-Day Dude” has attracted more than 70,000 official adherents through its online ordination process). Covering issues concerning gender and sexuality within the film, such as Maude’s feminist art and Jackie Treehorn’s Malibu garden party, the essays here also explore the gender divides the film has created in today’s society, such as male versus female fandom rivalry at festivals. These gatherings - part costume contest, part bowling tournament, part trivia contest, part fan meet-up - have, since their debut in Louisville, K Y, in 2002, sprung up all around America and have even expanded globally, and the book takes an inside look at these events and includes interviews with Lebowski festival organizers and authors of other fan books and academic treatises"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
791.4372
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1997.B444
LC item number
B538 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Fan phenomena
Label
The Big Lebowski, edited by Zachary Ingle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-119)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • That shirt really ties the room together : the Lebowski legacy of cultural artefacts
  • Andrew Howe
  • Nihilistic dudes : the masculine cult figure in fin de siècle American cinema
  • Keith Clavin
  • Fan appreciation no. 2.
  • Interview with Adam Bertocci: author of Two gentleman of Lebowski
  • The bard, the knave and Sir Walter : adapting a modern cult movie into a neo-Shakespearean stage play
  • Paul Rogalus
  • Reimagining and codifying gender, genre and sexuality in The big Lebowski for cult fan consumption
  • Sheri Chinen Biesen
  • The comforts and pleasures of repetitive dialogue in The big Lebowski
  • The dude goes digital : The big Lebowski, new media and participatory culture
  • Peter C. Kunze
  • Fan appreciaton no. 3.
  • Interview with Kim Barber: executive producer of The achievers (2009)
  • Listening deeply to Lebowski : one fan's attempt to draw a musical map surrounding the dude
  • Tom Zlabinger
  • Abiding sublimely : from Eastern philosophies to The big Lebowski
  • JZ Long
  • Jeff Jaeckle
  • Another Caucasian : online fan response to Donny and the stranger
  • Randall Clark
  • Fan appreciation no. 1.
  • Interview with Will Russell: co-founder of Lebowski Fest
  • "If you will it, it is no dream" : Lebowski Fest and cult fandom
  • Jeremy Hehl
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9781783202027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859583793
Label
The Big Lebowski, edited by Zachary Ingle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-119)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • That shirt really ties the room together : the Lebowski legacy of cultural artefacts
  • Andrew Howe
  • Nihilistic dudes : the masculine cult figure in fin de siècle American cinema
  • Keith Clavin
  • Fan appreciation no. 2.
  • Interview with Adam Bertocci: author of Two gentleman of Lebowski
  • The bard, the knave and Sir Walter : adapting a modern cult movie into a neo-Shakespearean stage play
  • Paul Rogalus
  • Reimagining and codifying gender, genre and sexuality in The big Lebowski for cult fan consumption
  • Sheri Chinen Biesen
  • The comforts and pleasures of repetitive dialogue in The big Lebowski
  • The dude goes digital : The big Lebowski, new media and participatory culture
  • Peter C. Kunze
  • Fan appreciaton no. 3.
  • Interview with Kim Barber: executive producer of The achievers (2009)
  • Listening deeply to Lebowski : one fan's attempt to draw a musical map surrounding the dude
  • Tom Zlabinger
  • Abiding sublimely : from Eastern philosophies to The big Lebowski
  • JZ Long
  • Jeff Jaeckle
  • Another Caucasian : online fan response to Donny and the stranger
  • Randall Clark
  • Fan appreciation no. 1.
  • Interview with Will Russell: co-founder of Lebowski Fest
  • "If you will it, it is no dream" : Lebowski Fest and cult fandom
  • Jeremy Hehl
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9781783202027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859583793

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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