Dude, Where’s My Book?

 

The New York Times takes a look at an academic study of all things Lebowski today, a new book about Joel and Ethan Coen’s cult movie, "The Big Lebowski."  The 1998 film stars Jeff Bridges as the pot-smoking, bowling-obsessed slacker known only as the Dude.  Rumor has it the Coens came up with the idea for "Lebowski" while bowling with their cast and crew in Grand Forks during the making of "Fargo."

3 Responses

  1. Ryan Johnson

    Awesome movie! I went through a stint of trying to be the Dude, only to realize my bowling score would never get above an average of 100. This movie makes me wish more dudes would drink White Russians and listen to CCR at the bowling alley here.

  2. Terry Dullum

    Dave… They shot some of the “snow” scenes up around Grafton and farther north when the snow melted in the Twin Cities area before they were done. The cast and crew stayed in Grand Forks. They had an open call for “extras” one afternoon at the Holiday Inn, I believe. I had a huge fight with their publicist, but that’s another story.

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