On the 1st episode of a special episode series called Breaking It Apart, co-host Kris Krainock and I take a look not at a new movie and what movies inspired it, but at a classic movie and what movies were inspired BY it... And the first one we're doing is the cult classic Coen Brothers' film The Big Lebowski. The Dude. Walter. Donny. The Jesus. The Nihilists. Bunny. So many classic characters in such a beautifully complicated yet ridiculous story that blends dark comedy, modern film noir and stoners. The Big Lebowski has inspired countless films, and on this first Breaking It Apart special episode, we get into a bunch of them and what makes this film and the Coen Brothers themselves so special. Puzzle pieces include The Nice Guys, Observe and Report, Brick and In Bruges.
And for those keeping track of the Piecing It Together Podcast, just know that special series and episodes like this will continue to be a part of the future of the show, and we'll continue figuring out the best way to brand them and tie them in to the overall puzzle theme as we continue doing them. While some special episodes will be a once in a while thing, Breaking It Apart will be a regular occurrence so we're going to number them starting with this one.
As always, SPOILER ALERT for The Big Lebowski (and any other movies we discussed)!
The Big Lebowski is currently back in theaters for its 20th Anniversary and has special showings on Wednesday, August 8th around the country. Check out Fathom Events for tickets and showtimes! http://www.fathomevents.com
Kris Krainock is a filmmaker and film fan who hosts Cinemondays, a weekly film event here in Las Vegas. Check out info on upcoming editions of Cinemondays at https://www.facebook.com/Cinemondays/