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Deconstructing Lebowski => The Da Fino Code => Topic started by: forumdude on May 15, 2008, 03:15:23 PM

Title: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: forumdude on May 15, 2008, 03:15:23 PM
everyone has noticed that the dude has a copy of "being and nothingness" by sartre on his bedside table. but there are lots of scenes with books in the background. i've been able to make out "gorky park", a book on bowling and i think one of the hoyle's card games or casino games books. oh, and catch-22. anybody else notice anything of note? a bit esoteric, i know, but just thought i'd ask.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 26, 2008, 02:12:05 PM
everyone has noticed that the dude has a copy of "being and nothingness" by sartre on his bedside table. but there are lots of scenes with books in the background. i've been able to make out "gorky park", a book on bowling and i think one of the hoyle's card games or casino games books. oh, and catch-22. anybody else notice anything of note? a bit esoteric, i know, but just thought i'd ask.

Yeah, dude, check out the writing on the bowling ball just to the left of Walter's arm..............

(http://www.adventuremoney.com/Images/Walter-Sobchak.jpg)
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: Turtle on June 09, 2008, 02:58:46 AM
being and nothingness? i didnt notice that. which scene can u see it?

i think i read that once.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: Colonel John Hubertz on June 06, 2009, 09:10:40 PM
I bet he has the Shapiro Pirke Avot, Illusions by Bach, and all the Charlie Brown and Seuss books.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: digbys kid on June 07, 2009, 01:11:40 PM
He also is in possession of the original manuscript of The Louisiana Purchase by Larry Sellars.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: his_dudeness on June 08, 2009, 09:04:38 PM
Let's not forget his own personal copy of the unpublished first draft of the Port Huron Statement that he wrote..
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: Colonel John Hubertz on July 02, 2009, 08:18:09 PM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson

The Story of "O"

Several dogeared copies of the 50's era space cadet and hardy boy's adventures

And oddly - three different biographies of Liberace
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 12, 2009, 03:00:16 AM
I bet the dude would have this.........................

(http://www.gazellebookservices.co.uk/ImagesMaster/W150/155652661X.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Moon-Rising-Unauthorized-Clearwater/dp/155652661X
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: DirtDude on August 12, 2009, 07:07:45 PM
everyone has noticed that the dude has a copy of "being and nothingness" by sartre on his bedside table. but there are lots of scenes with books in the background. i've been able to make out "gorky park", a book on bowling and i think one of the hoyle's card games or casino games books. oh, and catch-22. anybody else notice anything of note? a bit esoteric, i know, but just thought i'd ask.

I noticed that every time Donny bowls, he is wearing a different bowling shirt with a different name on it. I've tried to make out all the different names, but I always forget what I'm doing halfway through the film.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: RevWade on October 04, 2009, 05:33:00 PM
I'd be willing to bet that the dude has a copy of "The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment" by Thaddeus Golas.  "We are equal beings and the universe is our relations with each other. The universe is made of one kind of entity: each one is alive, each determines the course of his own existence."  That is the first line of the book, and the rest of the book is based on that statement.  While I was looking for the authors name, I stumbled upon this link:

http://freespace.virgin.net/sarah.peter.nelson/lazyman/lazyman.html

it's the entire book online for your reading pleasure.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: ethansloan on July 05, 2011, 06:54:53 AM
Stranger in a Strange Land is surely in there somewhere, dude.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: Dirty Hippie on July 05, 2011, 09:23:29 PM
Thanks for reviving this zombie, and thanks RevWade for the link to Lazy Man, which I look forward to reading whenever I get around to it.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: jeanaragao on February 21, 2019, 04:55:15 PM
I noticed a book called Japanese Cooking when he laid at his new soon-to-be ex rug.
Title: Re: The Dude's Book Collection
Post by: BikerDude on July 31, 2020, 01:04:08 PM
I struggled through "Being and nothingness" back at school.
That is some time I'll never get back.
Rarely would I recommend cliff notes en Lieu of the actual work but that might be close.
The gist is cool but a much boiled down version might be preferable.
Whatever gets you beyond the prison of bad faith.
Bowling, coitus. The possibilities are nearly endless.