The Big Sleep vs. The Big Lebowski
april 16, 2010 § Lämna en kommentar
”I got information: new sh*t has come to light and–sh*t, man!”
… Because according to the article ”Trapped by their pasts”, The film The Big Lebowski owes to Chandler’s The Big Sleep, and that ”[n]early every critic of The Big Lebowski acknowledges this debt to Chandler”, which even Ethan Coen seems to agree upon!
So among us who are not film critics, who of us knew of this connection?
Here are the parallells between the Coens’ film and Chandler’s book/Howard Hawk’s film!
|The Big Sleep||The Big Lebowski|
|Philip Marlowe||The Dude [mistaken for a detective] / the Stranger|
|General Sternwood||The ”Big” Jeffrey Lebowski|
|Carmen [nympho]||Bunny [nympho]|
|(Arthur Geiger / Eddie Mars||Jackie Treehorn)|
|(Harry Jones||Da Fino)|
|complicated storyline||complicated storyline|
|feigned kidnapping||feigned disappearance|
|explores different parts of LA||explores different parts of LA|
|asks about the role of manhood||asks about the role of manhood|
- ”Trapped by their pasts”: noir and nostalgia in The Big Lebowski.(Critical essay)
- The Big Sleep
- The Fabulous Dames of ”The Big Sleep”
- Den stora sömnen
- Initial quote from the film ”The Big Lebowski”