Monday, December 06, 2004

Bowling for Lebowski

They were fixing the plumbing today at work, so for all our bathroom breaks we had to trek over to the next building. A mild inconvenience, but at least it breaks the monotony and was something out of the ordinary. Work was over for the day, but instead of going straight home, I thought I might visit my friend Jerry to see how he was settling in to his new place and more importantly, to check if his pool table had arrived.

He was there with Lyn and they were about to watch The Big Lebowski. The pool table hadn't come, but I stayed to watch the movie anyway, one of the Coen brothers' best I think. I really love the contrast between the two Lebowskis, The Dude and Mr. Jeffrey Lebowski and also the bowling alley antics of The Dude and his friends.

We discussed bowling a little bit and how come it's so effective when used in film and TV. Bowling alleys I think, tend to lend themselves to just about any situation. Also, the act of bowling is visually exciting, so it looks good on film and is very symbolic too, of all kinds of things, but I don't really want to get in to all that right now. The television show Ed is coming back soon and much of that is set in a bowling alley. I can't wait.

I think I need to go bowling more often. There's a bowling place that just opened up in the city that might be alright. Maybe I'll go along and bowl a few games some time.

The Dude


Blogger ED said...

funny how the first thing that came to mind when i read the title of this post was Ed (that and bowling for columbine.. which i haven't seen yet).. gotta love that show. anyway thanks for droppin by and for the link too. oh and i agree, we do live in a paranoid society.. but we brought it upon ourselves since we've turned every imaginable emotion into a commodity, including fear. but c'est la vie, have a great week :)

12/08/2004 10:58:00 pm  

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