March 6, 1998: “The Big Lebowski” is released

posterThe Big Lebowski, struggled upon release with both audiences and critics, grossing only $17 million at the box office. But over the next decade, it became an object of adoration, inspiring a festival, a religion, and an enormous cult following.
http://www.vulture.com/2016/02/breaking-down-the-coens-box-office-history.html

The best single way to explain its unique appeal is that The Big Lebowski is the only film I know of that is more enjoyable upon second or third, or even fifth or sixth, viewing than the first.
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/09/30-years-of-coens-the-big-lebowski/380220/

 

Bridges

http://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/1739091116

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/jeff-bridges-the-dude-abides-about-the-film/1727/

 

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