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Lynda Hawryluk (lyndahawryluk) reminded me of this scene from the Big Lebowski:



Back when the Coen brothers made films I liked, hey?

The Big Lebowski is one of my favourite films. It came out when I was working as a projectionist in a cinema, and I used to drift by and watch it whenever I was on shift, which was something I did rarely after seeing a film for the first time. I'm probably lucky that the film wasn't on for very long, otherwise I might have grown to hate it, but I lucked out. I even dug the Shawn Colvin version of Viva Las Vegas in the credits, though I've not been moved to like any of her music before or after. Still, the crowning moment really belongs to Kenny Rogers, who shows us all that if you need a man to sing a song about being high while in a dream sequence involving Saddam Hussein, bowling girls, and pornography references, then he's the man.

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catsparx
May. 29th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
I dig TBL too -- and, rather awesomely, I got to see it for the first time while on a road trip through the lower states of the USA.
benpeek
May. 29th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
woo!
catsparx
May. 29th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
yeah. I remember that when we came out of the cinema it was snowing and the roads were all frosted over. We drove to our motel very slowly...
switchknitter
May. 29th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
I think there's something wrong with me. I fucking HATE Coen brothers movies. Hate them. Except for Fargo, that wasn't bad. But every other one I've seen has bored me silly.
lyndarama
May. 29th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
*Points* Blasphemer! Lol.
benpeek
May. 29th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
so wrong. so, so wrong.

how's the anita blake novel?

;)
switchknitter
May. 29th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
:PPPPPPPPP

(It sucked. I quit reading it. So nyah.)
ashr501
May. 29th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, brilliant movie! 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou' runs a close second for me.

When I first saw this Iron Man poster (http://cache.io9.com/assets/resources/2008/03/IronManPoster.jpg) I sat there for ten minutes, looking, trying to see if The Dude was still in there somewhere. Bridges looks more like Patrick Stewart than Jeffrey Lebowski!
benpeek
May. 29th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
bridges is cool, though, and he's always kinda changed himself round. he deserves more of a following than he has, ir eckon.
ashr501
May. 29th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
yep, he's one of those actors that, if he's in the credits, we pretty much know we'll find something worthwhile in the film. I think knowledge of him first invaded my mind as a child watching Tron :)
benpeek
May. 29th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
heh.

for me it was STARMAN, i think.
ashr501
May. 29th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
"Gas"
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