The Dude and the art of obsession
someone who gets up every morning and spends an hour or so reading
whatever movie news I can find, I certainly can appreciate obsession,
and very few people have taken it to the gloriously high level that
Chalupa, a k a Ben Ranfeld, and his wife, Liz, have at the Lebowski Podcast.
as the name clearly implies, this site is all about Chalupa's favorite
movie, "The Big Lebowski," and the Coen brothers in general. Along with
the podcast itself, he also pens a regularly updated blog on all things
Coen and, well, just about anything else that crosses his mind.
the podcast is easily the best thing here, and amazingly, it celebrated
its 2-year anniversary (back in January, like I said, I'm late) with
the 25th episode, a review of "Pineapple Express" and, of course, a
look at how it's similar to "The Big Lebowski." You can click here
to hear the whole thing, which I highly recommend, but a couple of
highlights are a discussion of how to pronounce the word "Apatow" and
Liz raving about easily the funniest scene in any movie from 2008, that
notorious fight scene in Red's apartment.
It's just a fun way to
waste (and I certainly mean no disrespect by that, because I love
nothing more than wasting time) some time, and can quickly become
addictive, so definitely check it out if you haven't already.