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Larry did, in fact, steal The Dude's car. Larry stole the car, and took it for a joy-ride, then abandoned it. The homework was in there simply because Larry wasn't terribly smart, and didn't seem to particularly care about getting caught. The theft caused The Dude and Walter a great deal of stress simply because they had not yet realized that Lebowski ...


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He probably meant this Lenin text: There is a Latin tag, cui prodest? Meaning, “who stands to gain?” When it is not immediately apparent which political or social groups, forces or alignments advocate certain proposals, measures, etc., one should always ask: “Who stands to gain?” [...] In politics it is not so important who directly advocates ...


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Two answers from Newsweek and Language Log When asked why they chose to follow the diction of the book and lack of contractions Ethan Coen said We’ve been told that the language and all that formality is faithful to how people talked in the period. As to whether or not people actually talked like that Mark Liberman of the University of Pennsylvania ...


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This took some hunting, since the Coen Brothers are notoriously interview-shy, but the answer to your question would be No. The Coen Brothers find inspiration from a wide range of sources, more often classic movies than classic literature. From a variety of web-based reviews and sources: Blood Simple - the works of crime fiction writer James M McCain ...


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As far as I remember it was the kid. This actually happened in real life to a friend of the Coen Brothers, Peter Exline: Funny how a dinner story can wind up on the movie screen. Back in '89 Joel and Ethan Coen were in town shooting “Barton Fink,” and I had them over for dinner. The neighbors had moved out and left behind a rug, which I appropriated for ...


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Not really. First of all, just about everyone involved brought about this complex situation. Everyone's (usually misguided) choices - Bunny, the Dude, the big Lebowski and the nihilists themselves - put the nihilists in that parking lot, so everyone would be responsible for Donny's death. And we don't even know Donny's prior health condition. In short, you ...


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No, it's not really related to the plot. The only thing that happens is the dude's car getting smashed. It is however related to the theme of the movie: mistaken identity.



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