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Do you see what happens, Larry? Do you see what happens when you try to f*ck a Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day in the ass!

Published at: Feb. 22, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Some movies need to grow on people. Mike Judge’s Office Space was like that for me. I saw it in theaters, I liked it, but it took some time and repeated viewings for me to fall in love with it. The Coens’ work does that to people. A lot.

I can proudly say that I was onboard with The Big Lebowski from the very first moment. It’s easy to look back with a distorted view, but I remember very clearly seeing the press screening where Harry and I were the only people laughing in the full house.

Seeing The Big Lebowski’s reputation grow with each passing year has been a joy. Now it’s regarded as one of the best comedies of the last couple of decades and rightly so. What a wonderfully cast, scripted and directed film.

You want to know just how good this movie? Even the edited for TV cut of the movie is hilarious. My understanding is the Coens had a big hand in writing the many, many, many dialogue dubs that had to be inserted for the film to be playable on network TV. I believe that story if only because who else would think of replacing “This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!” with “This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!”

I could watch this movie a million times and never get tired of it. I was lucky enough to meet Steve Buscemi a while back, maybe about 6 or 7 years ago, and I brought up my love for Lebowski. He asked me why I thought there was such a following for that particular movie. He seemed genuinely perplexed as to the phenomenon.

Now on the spot, the only thing that popped into my mind was the feeling I have every time I rewatch the movie, which is the feeling of visiting old friends. For some reason the characters of The Dude, Donnie and Walter feel like real friends.

It doesn’t hurt that movie is about as funny as a movie can possibly be. That, too.

So, I had a few options for the BTS picture, some of them coming from Jeff Bridges’ own on-set photography, but those have been seen much more than this one, so I’m going with a shot of the Brothers going over the script with a certain bit player. You can click on it for a much bigger version!

 

 

Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is totally dangerous.

-Quint
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  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    by Kharl Pitman

    first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I will hear nothing against The Big Lebowski

    by Keats

    Best Coen Bros. movie, imo. Enjoying my coffee.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Kaufman

    by Balloonie

    For years (long ago) I was all over the internet trying to convince people/sites that he was in the movie. No one believed me. It looked like him, and even his scene is a great clue that it is him.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Goddammit

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    There is NO funnier, more awesome movie. There isn't. I didn't see it in the theater - had no interest - but a good friend of mine DEMANDED I watch it with him when it came out on VHS. Thank god I did. Thank god I did.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

    by SobchakSecurity

    WooHoo! I was right!!! Quint you said it!!! The way you described your reaction to Lebowski was the same as mine. I didn't see it in theatres, but I did see it on home video, and yeah, from the moment it started, I was in, and couldn't stop laughing. Oh yeah. The characters, the directing, the dialouge, all the deeper meanings of it all if you wanted to really get into it. There's a couple of books out there on the subject if you're interested. Of course Dude,Donnie and Walter all feel like freinds. The Dude Abides. Lebowski, along with Goodfellas, Boogie Nights, Dazed And Confused, The Wild Bunch and The Good The Bad And The Ugly,oh and The Third Man, are titles I could watch over and over and not get sick of. They just have that magical effect on me. I love this shot and scene too. I think it stands out amongst the movie as a whole cause of the forced awkwardness between Dude and Walter, Larry and The Cleaning Lady, nobody knows exactly whats going on, and that makes it all the more funnier. I love Walters reaction upon meeting mr.sellers,oh yeah.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    What about Kurt Russell? Wasn't he laughing?

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Just Watched This One Again

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    And LAUGHED my ass off! And that's a lot of ass to laugh off, believe me! Hits every note perfectly.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is this?

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Obviously....you're not a GOLFER.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I remember reading Walter is based on John Millius.

    by UGG

    I've only heard him on the Conan commentary, he does look like him but does he really act like him can anyone confirm? One of the funniest movies ever, like with Dr Strangelove and other great comedies the characters instantly put a smile on my face.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    That and pair of testicles.

    by Dr Gregory House

    Did I urinate on your rug?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    The Little Lebowski

    by Yeah I Wrote That

    Excellent store in NYC. Proprietor rocks a robe every day.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    the queef abides

    by kanye west

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    DUDE Mind if I smoke a jay?

    by Dark Doom

    DUDE --had a rough night, and I hate the fucking Eagles, man-- DRIVER That's it! Outta this fucking cab

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    I first saw this...

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    in 1999 with my Dad when it came on one of the movie channels, Showtime, TMC or whatever. I was 14 at the time. We both laughed our asses off.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    by GravyAkira

    I must watch that dubbed version!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Uh...

    by maxjohnson1971

    why would they be going over the script with him? He didn't say anything. Is there a mysterious cutting room floor scene that we are not privy too? Hmmmmm....? "FORGET THE FUCKING TOE!!"

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    We...

    by maxjohnson1971

    as in the royal we, man.

  • That movie is just....it just....ahhhh

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    What are they saying to the actor?

    by BobParr

    Look sick!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Shomer fucking shabbos

    by steve

    Just....ahhh....golden

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    156 episodes dude

    by Arthur_Digby_Sellers

    Bulk of the series.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    never seen it

    by JefferyLebowski

    any good?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I don't think this movie is funny.

    by Yelsaeb

    I love the movie, though. I just don't find it very funny.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I saw this in the theatre on opening night.

    by phifty2

    I was the only one there. Where the fuck all were you guys? There. Douchebagery rant over.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    NEWS FLASH: BIG BROTHER, ALREADY HERE!

    by frank cotton

    frank cotton reporting for KALI's FUCKED UP NEWS. according to, and verifiable @, WWW2.JOURNALNOW.COM (keyword 'elisa baker'), cel phone records can, and will, be used to verify the whereabouts of any US CITIZEN, anytime the authorities please. to paraphrase the story,' warrant also said that cellphone records indicate that Adam Baker was not in the locations where Zahra's remains were found on the day Elisa Baker indicated but that cellphone records showed she was). now, am i the ONLY one paying attention here, or do ANY you GET the unspoken inference that, it doesn't matter if you're USING THE PHONE OR NOT, IT ONLY NEEDS TO BE ON! WAKE UP, FUCKHEADS, or get your house in good order, before the NEW WORLD ORDER comes knocking on YOUR FUCKING DOOR! frank cotton, for KALI FUCKED-UP NEWS, 6.6.6 IM, where we NEVER sleep, so that YOU can.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    disregard @ your own peril

    by frank cotton

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    El Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I saw this in the theater by myself, twice. None of my friends wanted to see it. None. Everyone of them refused. Now they all love it. I'll never understand why they refused, even the marketing was funny.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    John Goodman jumping out of the car with the machine gun going off...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...might be the funniest thing the Coens have ever directed.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Big Lebowski is the film that keeps on giving

    by Hat Man

    As already said, these are some of the most lovable characters in all the Coen Brothers' movies! And not just Dude, Donny and Walter! What about Dafino the 'brother shamus' and the Dude's weird land lord with his dance cycle? There is so much in this film and everytime you watch it you see something else!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    This behind the scenes pic of the day

    by Fuzzyjefe

    really pulls the room together. "Do you have to use so many cuss words?" "What the fuck are you talkin' about?"

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Saw Lebowski opening night

    by MurderMostFowl

    Went with two other friends who were Coen fans. Story time.... Years prior I had caught Barton Fink on an hotel room late night on HBO and was totally like "what the fuck is this" and I told my friend about it and he was like "oh shit dude, you don't even know what awesome is!" and he promptly handed me the Laserdiscs ( yeah LDs ) of Miller's Crossing, Blood simple and Hudsucker Proxy. I loved every one of them. So then Fargo comes out and it's awesome... but... fast forward to Lebowski. We hear it's going to come out and I think it's one of the first trailers I ever watched on the internet. From the trailer alone we knew it was going to be great or a massive flop. It just looked fucking brilliant though. Within 5 minutes of the film we know what this movie is going to be. A totally awesome fucking movie. Only about 8 other people in the theater are actually "getting" the movie at this point. By the time we get to Jesus, I have never laughed so hard in my life. I still enjoy the movie more than I think is healthy. The coup de grace for me was going to New York last year to see the final showing of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski. A convergence of worlds so amazing, I was sitting there in awe the entire time. I know it will never happen, but I truly wish the Coens would support that play and get it an authorized run or ( even better ) an actual film.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    The only thing I dislike about this movie: Juliane Moore

    by Bobo_Vision

    I like every scene in this movie except for the ones she's in.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I am the walrus

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    You're out of your element

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    This movie is totally beyond criticism

    by golden tribw

    Holy shit, I have no idea how many times I've seen it, but every single time it gets even better. "Mind if I do a J?"

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Phone's ringing dude.

    by Generalcatburd

    Hooked at first viewing. thus is movie that gets better with time. and so imminently quotable. dont f@ck with The Jesus

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Edited for television version audio tracks should be MANDATORY on the Blu-rays!

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Agreed?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I love this movie..

    by Out of your element

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I love this movie..

    by Out of your element

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I love this movie

    by Out of your element

    look at my username. Need I say more?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Or "El Duderino"...

    by Green

    ...if you're not into that whole brevity thing. I wish the Coen's would do ten films following The Dude.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    So many GREAT quotes...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger 'til it goes "cleek."

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    V. I. Lennin!

    by Stugart

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    This aggression will not stand, man!

    by Green

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    I laughed so hard

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Quint if you were on your game

    by Xiphos_2

    You would have told Buscemi to shut the fuck up Donny.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Kingpin PC game Lebowski reference

    by Hat Man

    Anyone remember an old PC game called Kingpin? you got to be a cussin' gangsta and at one time had to fight a gang boss called 'The Jesus'. There were other film references, in particular a Macellus Wallace main villain, but The Jesus was the only non gangster type that made it in, as far as I could tell.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Whereas what we have here?

    by caruso-stalker217

    Bunch of fig-eaters wearing towels on their heads trying to find reverse in a Soviet tank. This is not a worthy adversary.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Nihilists! Fuck me.

    by palimpsest

    I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Strong me

    by Shubniggorath

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Strong men also cry, Mr. Lebowski, strong men also cry.

    by Shubniggorath

    My all time favorite. STAY OUT OF MALIBU LEBOWSKI! STAY OUT OF MALIBU SHITHEAD!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 4:46 a.m. CST

    You can imagine where it goes from here.

    by Ninkynonk

    He fixes the cable?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 5:17 a.m. CST

    I bowl, drive around......

    by CANT_WAIT_TO_HATE

    ....the occasional acid flash back

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    frank cotton...

    by UltimaRex

    We already know this. Every "on the lam" movie for the last 10 years has the chasee taking apart/smashing his/her phone. Tell us something new...

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 6 a.m. CST

    . . . not exactly a lightweight.

    by Doug

    Donnie, this is not 'Nam, this is bowling. There are rules.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Larry, have you ever heard of Vietnam?

    by westie

    You're entering a world of pain, son.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I didn't complain when I lost the use of my legs!

    by westie

    Some Chinaman took them from me in Korea.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    You didn't pee on my rug.....

    by westie

    Wu peed on my rug.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    obviously

    by DylanDenham

    You're not a golfer

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Toe? Oh, I can get you a toe...

    by Billyeveryteen

    You mean coitus? In the parlance of out time.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    tumbling tumbleweed

    by v3d

    Years ago I was driving in heavy traffic down a city street when I caught something in my peripheral vision. A lone tumbleweed was slowly rolling down the sidewalk. WTF?! It just kept going and going. It must have gotten loose from a photo studio or something. I instantly thought of The Big Lebowski.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Does he still write?

    by mike123230

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Ditto

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Had to warm up to Office Space a bit but saw Lebowski in the theater and loved it

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    the scary thing is, you don't care

    by frank cotton

    the 'emperor' is going down

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Don’t be fatuous, ninkynonk.

    by Keats

    Oh no. He has health problems, mike. What are you talking about, frank cotton?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    sometimes life calls for a big lebowski

    by durhay

    I had that huge poster with the dude and julianne moore in their dream sequence getup. My fiancee got it for me from the movie theatre. I must have thrown it away at some point. What a stupid thing to do.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    scroll up and see

    by frank cotton

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Opening weekend, Saturday Matinee

    by blue meanie

    Me, a pal and 12 other people in the theater, so quiet you could hear crickets chirps. However, once the film starts rolling, I erupt with laughter at so many great moments: the marmot in the bathtub; Jesus and pal polishing their balls; the Dude crashing his car into garbage pails while dropping his jay in his crotch; that crazy fucking, giggling art freak at Maude's flat; and Donnie with "I am the Walrus". Too many to count and too many characters in this all time great comedy. Who would have guessed that this would be my favorite Coen brothers movie of all time and one of my very favorite comedy films? Like wine, it gets better with every viewing. Say what you will, Fargo or No Country for Old Men lovers; the Dude rocks and the Dude abides.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    What are you a fucking park ranger now?!

    by beane2099

    Who gives a shit about the fucking marmet?!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    And a good day to you, Sir!

    by Mike Fornes

    How are you gonna keep them down on the farm once they've seen Karl Hungus?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I just checked in to see what my condition my condition was in.

    by little_lebowski

    And if that whole thing didn't post, you owe me a white russian.