The Big Lebowski: A Carnival of Society

The Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski can easily be called one of the greatest cult classics of our time. Yet upon its release in 1998 the film was relatively poorly received.  In this video essay, Storytellers examines how and why The Big Lebowski slowly but steadily found its audience, highlighting the tension between aggression and pacifism in the film and its underlying critique of 90’s American policies, hierarchies and power.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman


Crime Comedy


Crime Comedy


Joel & Ethan Coen


The Big Lebowski