Lebowski Fest: 5 Favorite Scenes with The Dude

Categories: Events, Film
Today's story "The Dude Zen and Now" is mostly about the spirit of The Big Lebowski character and secondly about the Lebowski Fest event at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley Saturday night.

It's thirdly about the Coen brothers' movie from which all this nonsense sprang 15 years ago.

What follows are five favorite scenes mentioned in the article.

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5.) Sometimes there's a man . . .

What's great about the 1998 movie's opening is that Sam Elliott's Stranger voiceover, the lilting "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds" background music, The Dude's very, well, dudeness in the grocery store and his dingy apartment, and the violent and hilarious encounter with clueless thugs perfectly set up everything that is to follow.

4.) Busby Berkeleyesque "Gutterballs" sequence . . .

Now, I must admit, I am no fan of "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," but the Kenny Rodgers & The First Edition song befits The Dude's era of coming into his own as well as this tripped-out dream of a Jackie Treehorn porno starring El Duderino and Maude Lebowski Legend has it the ladies with legs spread played a trick on Jeff Bridges by stuffing wigs into their panties.  

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