My Scrapbook: The Robe Abides…

and the Dude's Doing Okay, Too From Entertainment Weekly (April 2021) What more can I say? This tearsheet from the April 2021 issue of Entertainment Weekly, written by Sydney Bucksbaum, pretty much summarizes everything you need to know about Jeff Lebowski's bathrobe in The Big Lebowski, one of the most iconic wardrobes in the Shamus … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Robe Abides…

Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (The Big Lebowski)

Created by Joel and Ethan Coen The 1998 Coen Brothers film, The Big Lebowski, is one of the funniest and most outlandish parodies of the private eye film sub-genre, but is also, in a bizarre way, as much an affectionate tribute to and continuation of the tradition. Its main character, JEFF "THE DUDE" LEBOWSKI, is … Continue reading Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (The Big Lebowski)

Joe Carmody, Hector Berlioz & Victor Strang (Ethan Coen’s Eyes)

Created by Ethan Coen "The meniscus don't lie, greaseball!" -- Joe Gendreau in "Gates of Eden" In his first collection of fiction, 1998's Gates of Eden, filmmaker Ethan Coen presented us with fourteen short stories, novellas and short screenplays. With his brother Joel, the Coen Brothers have written and directed some of the most unconvential … Continue reading Joe Carmody, Hector Berlioz & Victor Strang (Ethan Coen’s Eyes)

Eddie Mannix (Hail, Caesar!)

Created by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen "EDDIE MANNIX" was a real-life character, a legendary (and allegedly mob-connected) Hollywood bouncer and fixer who rose through the ranks to become a studio executive at MGM in the fifties. You may recall his appearance in the 2006 film Hollywoodland, director Allen Coulter and writer Paul Bernbaum's ambitious … Continue reading Eddie Mannix (Hail, Caesar!)

Bud Cooper (Suburbicon)

Created by Joel Cohen and Ethan Coen Revised by George Clooney and Grant Heslov "It starts out like a Disney film, and by the end it feels like an acid trip." -- George Clooney, in Entertainment Weekly In the 2017 blood-splattered black comedy¬†Suburbicon¬†(2017, Paramount), Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Noah Jupe are the squeaky clean … Continue reading Bud Cooper (Suburbicon)