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The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film
     

The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film

by Tricia Cooke (Editor), William Preston Robertson (Text by), John Todd Anderson (Illustrator), Rafael Sanudo (Illustrator)
 

A firsthand account of how this extraordinary cult movie was made by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers.The Big Lebowski is a razor-sharp comedy thriller of mistaken identity, gangsters, bowling, kidnapping, and money gone astray, written by the Coens, directed by Joel Coen, and produced by Ethan Coen. In addition to Jeff Bridges, whose portrayal of The Dude has

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A firsthand account of how this extraordinary cult movie was made by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers.The Big Lebowski is a razor-sharp comedy thriller of mistaken identity, gangsters, bowling, kidnapping, and money gone astray, written by the Coens, directed by Joel Coen, and produced by Ethan Coen. In addition to Jeff Bridges, whose portrayal of The Dude has become iconic, and John Goodman, his bowling buddy, the film stars Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Willem Dafoe, Sam Elliot, and Ben Gazzara. Not given to talking publicly about their work, the Coens gave access to Tricia Cooke and William Preston Robertson to interview the cast and crew. In a prose style that complements the Coens’ filmic one, the book discusses the Coens’ oeuvre, the themes of their films, their atypical brand of humor, their craft, and their artistic vision. Several scenes of The Big Lebowski are examined closely to see how the movie goes from idea to reality, making this an ideal book for fans, filmmakers, and filmmaking students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393350883
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/22/2015
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,010,627
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Tricia Cooke, an editor on the Coens's films, is married to Ethan Coen and lives in New York.

William Preston Robertson is a screenwriter, documentarian, and journalist living in New York City.

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