The media have been having fun for the past few days with the idea that the Venice home featured in the Coen brothers’ 1998 cult movie The Big Lebowski as the residence of Jeff Bridges‘ The Dude is now up for sale. It’s part of a six-unit compound, and the list price is $2.3 million.
The best headline remains one of the very first, from LA Weekly: “The Dude’s Abode.” It’s not often that commenters chime in to compliment an outlet on a headline, but in this case, there are several hat tips for Sarah LaBrie. Deservedly so.
On the other bowling hand, there has been scant media coverage so far of an equally potent recent Big Lebowski development. That would be the imminent arrival of an official celebratory Dudeist bible, based on the mock religion launched in 2005 by LA journalist Oliver Benjamin. He is co-author along with Dwayne Eutsey, co-founder of the Church of the Latter Day Dude.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Tearing Apart The Big Lebowski Cottage Publishing Industry