The Dude in his ever glorious robe with the shaggy hair, a White Russian, and his tell tale signs of relaxation
A Few Words from Dahee
Disclaimer #1: So I just realized something. By now, I think everyone should know that I don’t upload as much. I’m almost near the finish line towards graduation, I’m immediately going to have a job to focus on, I have to pay out my student debts, and I need to focus on the future for next August 2022 only because I’m going back to Korea. No this is not a two week vacation that I’m doing. This is a full on possible three to four years that I’ll be back in the mainland. Nevertheless, my life seems to be only getting busier and busier. I need to prepare more for the future. I need to set my sights on graduate school within the next four to six years and so on. This blog for me is just really a fun project that I do when I’m bored or when I want to write something fun.
Disclaimer #2: This review shows the spoilers of the Big Lebowski. I suggest watching the movie and let it marinate in your mind as the months go by. I highly recommend watching this movie multiple times as the years go by because as you grow and gain experience, you will realize that your life is somewhat parallel to the Big Lebowski Universe.
This post is dedicated to my best friend back from high school, Edgar Israel Santos. No he is not dead. The reason why I dedicate this post to him is because he is one of the very few people who actually checks my website to see if I did any updates. I thank you very much for doing that. Honestly, I didn’t believe that anyone would read this blog post. Once again thank you so much for at least going back to my post and updating to see if I did upload anything. If you’re reading this, this movie critique is dedicated to you and hopefully you’ve watched the movie before you read this analysis.
Characters of the film (the ones that you need to know)
- The Dude: The Dude (legal name Jeffrey Lebowski) is a man of few words who lives life with carefree freedom. He lives life like the wind and his attitude towards anything is with chilled relaxation
- Walter Sobchak: A Polish-Catholic man who converted to Judaism after his marriage (it is revealed that he is divorced) who is also a Vietnam War veteran. Loud and unapologetic, he somehow makes everything relatable to Vietnam
- Donny Karabotsos: The only normal human being in the trio. He is also out of his element.
- Jeffrey Lebowski: He is a disabled millionaire whose legs got shot by a Chinaman in the Korean War. His wife is Bunny Lebowski a young trophy wife.
- Bunny Lebowski: (please look at Jeffrey Lebowski) Also she gets kidnapped
- Maude Lebowski: Jeffrey Lebowski’s daughter
- Jesus: A peder-ass. He showed himself to an 8 year old in Chino. He is also a bowling competitor against the Dude and friends. He also licks a fucking bowling ball.
- 4 German Dudes: Bunny’s Kidnappers
- Jackie Treehorn & Associates: Jackie Treehorn has a decked out mansion in Malibu. He is a director of pornographic films. His associates aka “the goons” are the ones who peed on the Dude’s rug.
Introduction to the Big Lebowski
If you were to go up to any of your friends or family members that have watched the “Big Lebowski” chances are they might have quoted the Dude in his soft and effortless style of relaxation: “well, that’s just like your opinion man” or you might occasionally see them drinking an White Russian in the family reunion just smiling down at you. Or maybe as a joke, you could have gotten a toe in green nail polish around 3am. Whatever way that you were introduced to this amazing film, comment down in the comments below and let me know what you think.
When I was first introduced to the Big Lebowski, I was under an immense amount of pressure. I was 15 during that time. I had to study for the SAT’s, do well in the English class that I hated, and try to power and muster up enough energy from sleeping at 4 to 5 hours at a time or occasionally getting sniffs of power dozes during class while the teacher taught. Nevertheless, the Big Lebowski was introduced to me in a very weird fashion. I was first introduced to the end of the Big Lebowski’s funeral eulogy when Walter Sobchak decided to spread Donny’s ashes into the bosom of the Pacific Ocean. When I read the eulogy in my practice SAT book, it went like this.
Donny was a good bowler,
and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors…and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and… up to… Pismo.
He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling.
And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well.
Good night, sweet prince.The Big Lebowski. Walter’s Funeral Eulogy to Theodore Donald Karabostos
I was immediately shown a video of Walter holding Donny’s ashes as he spoke to the Pacific Ocean. The seagulls cawed and mocked the two while the Dude was covered in wind and dust in the sunny weather. As I was watching the clip in confusion, I understood why it was funny, but it did not register in my mind on how funny it was. As my English tutor tried to stop snorting and laughing, I looked at the scene mortified as the friend kept rambling and losing his train of thought. In the end, I ended up buying the movie and saved it into my Amazon and Google collection. I can proudly say that this movie is one of the very few rare gems that ended up in my Hall of Fame. This genius article of a film ages like wine. It gets sweeter, funnier, a bit melancholic as you watch it the older that you get. Each age is different in meaning and understanding of this beautiful but wacky adventure cinema.