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?

Filmen förbjöds först av den svenska censuren. Var det Carmen's fel??!!! / Initially, the Swedish censorship banned the film. Was it Carmen's fault?

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]
Vivian Maude
(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

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