The Big Lebowski / B2 / Japan

22.12.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Big Lebowski
AKA
Il grande Lebowski (Italy)
Year of Film
1998
Director
Joel Coen
Starring
Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, Peter Stormare, Flea, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jack Kehler, John Turturro, David Thewlis, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara
Origin of Film
USA | UK
Genre(s) of Film
Comedy
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
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Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1998
Designer
Unknown
Artist
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Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
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Tagline
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Unique artwork on this poster for the Japanese release of the much-loved Coen Brothers classic, The Big Lebowski. To say the film has become something of a cultural phenomenon since its release 13 years ago would be an understatement. There’s the annual Lebowski-Fest, which started in 2002 in Louisville, Kentucky and has since been held in several other cities. Jeff Bridges iconic ‘The Dude’ character is even the focus behind a form of religion called Dudeism.

I have a hard time choosing between this and Fargo as my favourite Coen Brothers film, although Raising Arizona and Barton Fink are also strong contenders.

The image on this poster is a shot from the brilliant dream sequence, after The Dude has his drink spiked by Jackie Treehorn. It’s clear that the designer was experimenting with 3D text effects in Photoshop (v4.0, as it would have been at the time).

I recently spotted this rather excellent GIF.

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