Film Noir And The Big Lebowski

Drinking a White Russian in my bathrobe thinking about how this rug really ties the room together

When thinking of The Big Lebowski, one immediately recognizes certain scenes or elements. Roaches and white russians are staples of the character, while lines like “That rug really tied the room together.” and “I’m The Dude, man!” are some of the most iconic in recent history. It’s a wacky absurdist comedy that is as confusing as it is hilarious.

However, I bet there’s one thing that never crosses your mind when thinking about The Big Lebowski. Film Noir. Ladies and Gentlemen find your seats and get comfy because tonight we discuss The Big Lebowski, and analyze how it fits perfectly as a subversion of the noir genre.


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