Popspotting #111: â€œThe Big Lebowskiâ€ & “Brick” (Aug. 22, 2011)
For Movie Monday, a “Neo Pseudo Noir” double feature pairing “The Big Lebowski” and “Brick.” Both bring unique, contemporary takes on the classic noir genre, whether it’s following “The Dude” through Los Angeles or untangling a high school conspiracy.
“The Big Lebowski” (1998), the work of Joel and Ethan Coen, stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and Julianne Moore. افلام سباق A certified cult classic, it’s the inspiration behind the annual “Lebowski Fest in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Brick” (2005) was written and directed by Rian Johnson, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Noah Fleiss, Lukas Haas, and Emilie de Ravin. It was championed by the guys at Filmspotting, one of our favorite podcasts and one of the inspirations for Popspotting.
Not bowled over by this double feature? لعبة قمار اون لاين Then suggest your own film pairing, or share some ideas for a theme! بطولات اتلتيكو مدريد
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So I’m interested in the movie that wasn’t listed in the Coens’ list you discussed of their Noir;Â The Man Who Wasn’t There is well acted and well written and I find it less ironic and self referential than most of their work.Â Â That’s not to say its their best – I think No Country and Fargo are – but its definately worth mention in discussion in the best noir of the last 20-30 years.
And what beats them all from a list of neo-noir and is my suggestion for a duet for Movie Monday?Â Body Heat and House of Games.Â Most have seen the Hurt-Turner potboiler, which is a Double Indemnity variation and practically melts the film it sits on.Â House of Games is a Mamet written and directed con within a con movie, perhaps the best of its kind.Â Stylish, well writen and complex, its in my top 50 movies.