Monday, February 18, 2008

The Big Lebowski

If there was one thing I found really interesting about this flick, it had to be the frame of the film which was Sam Elliot’s narraration. It reminded me very much of Marlow’s opening and ending for Heart of Darkness. Even though “the Cowboy” was only physically present in two scenes and his narraration was only heard in one other scene other than the beginning and end, it was a good point to note in comparison with another text we’ve read this semester. Also the concept of the “Stream of Consciousness” seemed to play a bit into the film. It starts out with a simple rug, then branches out to several other thoughts and complications pertaining to The Dude while finding ways to return to the subject of rug and branch out again, similar to the recent exercise we just posted on the blog site.

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