It’s one of the best loved films of the 1990s – but did you know that the Coen brothers’ slacker odyssey is also one of the sweariest films ever made? Specifically, The Big Lebowski features no fewer than 280 F-bombs in its two-hour runtime, dropped by Jeff Bridges and co at a staggering swear-rate of 2.4 per minute. And with good reason…
To celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, we’ve commissioned video essayist Luís Azevedo (aka Beyond the Frame) to take a closer look the Coens’ cuss-filled classic. He discovered that their original script uses swear words to highlight the characters’ emotional states. Check out the video below, and if you abide, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to help us make more.
Published 6 Mar 2018
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