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American filmmakers, brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, who write, direct and produce their films jointly. Generally known for award-winning films Fargo, and No Country for Old Men.

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What is the correct, full Lenin quote that the Dude fails to deliver?

In "The Big Lebowski", the main character, the Dude, tries, and fails, to deliver a quote from Lenin: It's like Lenin said, you look for the person who will benefit... And, uh... You know, you'll, ...
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Line in script does not match spoken line in The Big Lebowski

Reading the script for "The Big Lebowski" at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tfTyDwTFd-3RgYrYDzT2bhpFA-gHUrFEaHy1R8mLF94/edit it reads: DUDE You see a wedding ring? Does this ...
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Did Walter kill Donny in The Big Lebowski?

Watching The Big Lebowski again, for the Nth time, I felt a bit silly. So... did Walter kill Donny? Even inadvertently...
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Is classic literature a common and intentional inspiration for the Coen Brothers?

It is widely accepted that "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" is a modern retelling of Homer's "Odyssey." I can see some allusions to the Inferno chapters from Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" in the ...
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Who Stole the Dude's car in The Big Lebowski?

In the Big Lebowski, The Dude's car is stolen (or possibly towed) after it is parked in a handicap zone. Walter and The Dude find some homework in the car and assume that the owner of the homework ...
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Diction in original vs remake of True Grit

The diction in the 2010 production of True Grit is much different than that of the 1969 True Grit. Why did the Coen brothers decide to follow the diction of the original novel so closely? Did folks ...
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Why was the kid's homework in The Dude's car after it was stolen?

It's been a little while since I've seen The Big Lebowski (1998) but I remember The Dude having a string of car problems. At one point his car is stolen for a briefcase full of money. The Dude does ...