The Big Lebowski is in a word a masterpiece. It is one of those films that can perfectly be enjoyed on the same level weather inebriated or sober and features brilliant writing, acting, music and direction. So why was it never even NOMINATED for any Oscar?
That question has always been incredibly perplexing to me that such a brilliant film such as The Big Lebowski never one an Oscar. Could The Academy be so shallow that they wouldn’t nominate a stoner film for ANYTHING? Even if it is one of the best movies of all time? I dunno maybe I’m just tired and cranky but it’s so amazing damn it!
ANYWAYS what’s the movie about? The film stars Jeff Bridges as a lazy under achieving stoner living and bowling in the early 1990’s caught up in a kidnapping case. One of the MANY things I LOVE about The Big Lebowski is it’s a seemingly genreless tribute to so many different genres; it’s a comedy, it’s a western, it’s film noir, it’s a stoner movie, it’s a meditative existential think piece, it’s SO many f***ing AMAZING things!
It also pulls off all of those genres and subgenres PERFECTLY. So why no Oscar? I think like most Coen Brothers movies it’s an important film not just to analyze but rematch in it’s entirety. I feel that The Big Lebowski is an experience and an adventure and to pick it apart piece by piece and scene by scene (as I’ve herd The Academy is known to do) is impossible one must simply “buy the ticket and take the ride” and simply enjoy the adventure.
What an adventure it is as well with so many eternally relevant and exceptionally written quotes that I know by heart and will never forget. That also goes for the movie too I’ll never forget what an incredible experience I have whenever I watch it without it ever getting old. Isn’t that the best thing that you can say about a film or any piece of media?