The Big Lebowski: Passive Storytelling

In this video essay, Ben Bortner analyzes the multiple plotlines in The Big Lebowski and its protagonist, The Dude, demonstrating how the film comments on the nature of coincidences and how passivity and inaction shape the story.

Ben Bortner

Videos: 6


Philip Seymour Hoffman


Unconventional Story Structure


Crime Comedy


Crime Comedy


Joel & Ethan Coen


The Big Lebowski