The Big LebowskiDVD - 2005
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rtnikko Jun 01, 2016
One of those rare films that you can watch repeatedly (I can't say how many times I've seen this film... but it's a lot) and find new things to enjoy each time. Also probably one of the most highly quotable films ever made. Coen Bros at their best.
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The Dude: Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not "Mr. Lebowski". You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
The Big Lebowski: "What makes a man, Mr. Lebowski?" The Dude: "...'Dude'." The Big Lebowski: "Huh?" The Dude (picking his teeth): "...Uh, I, I don't know, sir." The Big Lebowski: "Is it being prepared to do the right thing... whatever the cost... Isn't that what makes a man?" The Dude: "Mmmmm, sure. That and a pair of testicles."
The Big Lebowski: "Did I urinate on your rug?" The Dude: "You mean, did you personally come and pee on my rug?" The Big Lebowski: "Hello? Do you speak English sir? Parla usted Inglese? I'll ask you again. Did I urinate on your rug?" The Dude: "No, like I said - 'Woo' peed on my rug." The Big Lebowski: "I just want to understand this, sir. Every time a rug is micturated upon in this fair city, I have to compensate the person?" The Dude: "C'mon... man! I'm not tryin' to scam anybody here, uh, y'know, I'm, I'm just uh-" The Big Lebowski: "You're just looking for a handout like every other - Are you employed, Mr. Lebowski?" The Dude: "Wait. Wait. Let me, let me explain something to you. Um, I am not 'Mr. Lebowski'. You're 'Mr. Lebowski'. I'm 'The Dude'. So that's what you call me... You know, uh, that, or uh, 'His Dudeness', or uh, 'Duder', or 'El Duderino', if you're not into the whole brevity thing, uh..."
The Big Lebowski: "Are you employed, sir?" The Dude: "Employed? ...ah-ha..." The Big Lebowski: "You don't go out looking for a job dressed like that, do ya? On a weekday?" The Dude: "Is this a... what day is this?" The Big Lebowski: "Well, I do work sir. So if you don't mind..." The Dude: "I DO mind... uh, the Dude minds! This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man..."
The Big Lebowski: "...I cannot solve your problem, sir. Only you can." The Dude: "Ah, f*ck it." The Big Lebowski: "Oh, f*ck it. Yes! That's your answer! That's your answer to everything! Tattoo it on your forehead! Your revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski! Condolences! The bums lost! My advice to you is to do what your parents did! Get a job, sir! The bums will always lose! (The Dude walks out and shuts the door) Do you hear me, Lebowski? The bums will always lose!" Brandt: "How was your meeting, Mr. Lebowski?" The Dude: Okay! The old man told me to take any rug in the house."
Maude Lebowski: "What do you do for, for recreation?" The Dude: "Oh, the usual... mmm, bowl, uh... drive around, uh... the occasional acid flashback."
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