The Big Lebowski / screen print / Tyler Stout / Posters and Toys variant / USA

21.05.11

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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 | Crime
Type of Poster
Screen print
Style of Poster
Posters and Toys variant
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2009
Designer
Tyler Stout
Artist
Tyler Stout
Size (inches)
24" x 36"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
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This is the scarce Posters and Toys variant of the 2011 screen print by Tyler Stout for the much-loved Coen Brothers classic, The Big LebowskiJeff Bridges stars as The Dude, a lifelong slacker who also happens to share his name with a millionaire philanthropist with a trophy wife who owes money to a shady pornographer. A pair of hired goons break into his place, rough him up and urinate on his rug. When the goons realise they have the wrong man they leave The Dude alone but, after consulting with his friends Walter (a memorable turn by John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi), he decides to seek out the real Lebowski to seek compensation for the rug, but things start to spiral out of control when the wife is kidnapped and he agrees to help secure her return.

To say the film has become something of a cultural phenomenon since its release in 1998 would be an understatement. As well as a worldwide legion of fans, 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’d 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.

I recently spotted this rather excellent GIF.

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  1. Author
    Posted by Roy Gates
    Date Posted
    on 23 May 2011

    Gorgeous poster! Stunning.

    Beautiful site by the way. I’m officially jealous!

  2. Author
    Posted by Vince
    Date Posted
    on 27 May 2011

    How would someone purchase one of these posters?

  3. Author
    Posted by eddie
    Date Posted
    on 28 May 2011

    Hi Vince, unfortunately these were printed in very limited quantities (50) and sold out within minutes of going on sale. Your best best is to check on ebay and in the forums of Expressobeans.com if you want to try and get hold of one.