In this metaphor, the Big Lebowski is music, and you’re the plant.
The Odyssey = O Brother Where Art Thou, not The Big Lebowski
Yeah, the Dude is a useless stoner loser…that’s kind of the whole point. It’s an inversion of the whole noir genre. Instead of a proactive iron-willed Sam Spade protagonist grinding against shadowy evil, we have a hippie with antagonistic forces seek him out despite his passive uselessness (noir meets North by Northwest). Instead of a hard-boiled L.A. for the setting, we get its other side: a crazy bizarre mix of yuppie/hippie culture.
“The Odyssey = O Brother Where Art Thou, not The Big Lebowski”
“If you’re looking for a kind of cultural lineage or the DNA of
Lebowski, the first half of the book concerns precursors and influences
on the film,” explained Comentale. “And so it really tracks a long
history of dudes in American culture – Rip Van Winkle, Bartleby the
Scrivener – basically, historical dudes who refused to act in any way,
or maybe even refused to work.” If I ever say anything remotely like this, I hope I have the decency to pause afterward and question my reason for living.
The Big Lebowski - Essay by Deepsandiruth864
The Big Lebowski: An American ‘comedy’ that, unlike Obama’s economic policies, somehow fails to provoke any laughter at all. UNLESS of course you get a kick out of watching an apparently mentally-challenged dipshit stumble from one incongruous mishap to the next.
I know; NOW it sounds like I’m describing G W Bush’s tenure.
The Big Lebowski Experience – An Overview
Anyway, the Big Leblowme is a lame story centered around a middle-aged, alcoholic loser who seems to possess the intellect and attention span of common field asparagus. If you can stomach watching a grown man constantly behaving and reasoning like a perma-stoned teenage Southern Californian, then THIS is the movie for you!
The Big Lebowski Meaning - Reality Sandwich
The Big Lebowski has officially become the Monty Python and the Holy Grail for the 21st (close enough) century. A brilliant comedy that legions of dipshit fans do their best to ruin.