You've Seen the Movie.
Now Read About
Fluxus, Googie and Noir.


...Read about bowling noir and orange night and method Munsingwear. Read about micturating on rugs, howling fat men, blustery titans, peculiar haircuts and lost hats. Read, if you dare, about the mutating aspects of Exline, Milius and Doud. But most all, read about the brightly funny, widely acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen--and their very serious and deliberate approach to bringing their wacky slant on art and life to the silver screen.


The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film is the first-ever behind-the-scenes look at how the filmmaking Coen brothers create their cinematic masterpieces of quirk. Edited by longtime Coen film-editing crew member (and Ethan's wife!) Tricia Cooke, and featuring prolix, chuckleheaded text by longtime Coen compadre (and Amazing Voice) William Preston Robertson and illustrations by John Todd Anderson and Rafael Sanudo, The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film from W.W.Norton offers an insightful and entertaining look at the Coen Filmmaking Process, from noggin-bobbing ideation to flickering celluloid. Providing semi-insightful gum-flapping sessions with both Coens, as well as illuminating and informative jawings with essential members of their crew, this one-of-a-kind book takes you step-by-step through the Coens' cinematic methodology from screenwriting to storyboarding to cinematography to production design to costuming.

Do More Than Go Behind the Scenes.
Crawl Inside Two Very Interesting Craniums!



More than just a "making of" book, really, The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film is a "how-to" book brimming with photos and original sketches, including pitifully rendered preproduction thumbnail sketches by Ethan himself! By the time you finish this slim but magnificent volume, you'll have everything you need to know in order to make your very own Coen brothers film!

You heard us right! Who needs those two skinny Minnesotan oddballs? After you've read this paginated treasure trove of Coenana, you'll be able to create your very own offbeat, inaccessible, yet exquisitely crafted cinema that will leave audiences everywhere stupefied with delight! ...Right, boys?



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And while you can't buy The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film through this web page, you can order it through these links, which take you directly to the book's listing:

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While we're of a continental mind, here's a pithy little tome about Das Universum von Ethan und Joel Coen from those wacky German film scribes Annette Kilzer and Stefan Rogall:


For those interested in diving into the primordeal cinematic pool from which the Coen brothers emerged, Alain Silver's learned writings and edited works on the film noir genre can be found here:


For a slightly less egg-headed viewpoint, try Martin's Film Noir Page:


And while you're at it, read William Preston Robertson's own thoughts on bowling scenes in film noir as explained in this award-winning essay excerpted from The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film:


Hell, if you're going to be reading stuff, you might as well get Ethan Coen's magnificent debut volume of astonishing tales both wacky and not-so-wacky, Gates of Eden:


You've seen the movie! Now wear the undies! This spring, the Hollywood trend-conscious will be coddling their privates in Munsingwear! Munsingwear--for fashion that screams Big Lebowski!


And, hey, kids!--don't forget to check out these groovy Coen fan sites:

The Official Big Lebowski Home Page

The Big Lebowski - (English) © 1998 Cinema1

The Unofficial Big Lebowski Home Page

The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen

The Coen Brothers Inventory

The Joel and Ethan Coen Homepage

The Coen Brothers Fan Page

Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski

The Moviegarden-The Big Lebowski

The Ebright Commune's Joel Ethan Coen Page

The Coen Brothers

Bomis: The Big Lebowski Ring

The Big Lebowski Link Page




The Dude Abides.


...Or if you're Annette Kilzer and Stefan Rogall:

Der Geck Bleibt.


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