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Started by Dimocritus, October 15, 2009, 11:07:07 PM

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Brother Mythos

The Gentlemen, a 2019 flick, was on cable the other day. It's categorized as an action comedy, and has a cast of well known actors including Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnan, Hugh Grant, and Colin Farrell.

In this flick, Hugh Grant and Colin Farrell play characters far enough out of their typical acting range that I didn't recognize them at first. And, Charlie Hunnan's character, although easily recognizable, was also different from the screen heroes he normally portrays. But, after watching the entire movie, it occurred to me that if Matthew McConaughey continues to find roles like this one, he may eventually succeed Steve McQueen as the new "King of Cool."

Brother Mythos

I realized I had been negligent in my study of comparative religions when I saw The Big Lebowski listed on one of the cable movie stations. I did know this flick was the inspiration for Dudeism, but had never watched it. And, had I known this movie was a Coen Brothers' project, I would have made a greater effort to do so.

I found this film to be pretty strange, right from the beginning. But, the intensity of the character Walter Sobchak, as portrayed by John Goodman, immediately reminded me of a wounded Vietnam veteran I knew years ago. "Crazy John" had that kind of intensity, and my friends and I believed having several square inches of his skull blown away in 'Nam just might have had something to do with it. Anyway, it makes me suspect that the character Walter Sobchak was based upon a real, living person.     

It took me until the very end of the movie, but I now believe I have an understanding of, and a respect for Dudeism.

Faust

Furiosa was merely a good film as opposed to one of my favourite films of all time, but I enjoyed the slower paced story, and the world and characters, the only thing with it is that the lore, and broken world disorientation are lessened by revisiting the story.

If you saw it roger be interested in what you thought because I remember you liked the last one
Sleepless nights at the chateau

hooplala

Quote from: Brother Mythos on May 04, 2024, 11:16:04 PMI realized I had been negligent in my study of comparative religions when I saw The Big Lebowski listed on one of the cable movie stations. I did know this flick was the inspiration for Dudeism, but had never watched it. And, had I known this movie was a Coen Brothers' project, I would have made a greater effort to do so.

I found this film to be pretty strange, right from the beginning. But, the intensity of the character Walter Sobchak, as portrayed by John Goodman, immediately reminded me of a wounded Vietnam veteran I knew years ago. "Crazy John" had that kind of intensity, and my friends and I believed having several square inches of his skull blown away in 'Nam just might have had something to do with it. Anyway, it makes me suspect that the character Walter Sobchak was based upon a real, living person.     

It took me until the very end of the movie, but I now believe I have an understanding of, and a respect for Dudeism.

Walter was largely based on filmmaker John Milius.

Personally, I think he is making up all the Nam stuff.
"Soon all of us will have special names" — Professor Brian O'Blivion

"Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns." — Bob Dylan?

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
— Walt Whitman

Brother Mythos

Quote from: hooplala on June 24, 2024, 09:13:52 PMWalter was largely based on filmmaker John Milius.

Personally, I think he is making up all the Nam stuff.

According to Wikipedia, John Milius wanted to join the Marines and fight in Vietnam, but was rejected because of asthma.

So, yeah, all of the 'Nam stuff must have come from remembering the war stories of returning veterans he had met.