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Deconstructing Lebowski => The Da Fino Code => Topic started by: Turtle on July 06, 2008, 06:05:59 AM

Title: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: Turtle on July 06, 2008, 06:05:59 AM
I just noticed this...right after the Dude and Walter hug after Donny's funeral,
there is a guy who comes walkin along on the top of the hill (top of the screen),
do u think this has any special symbolic meaning?
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 06, 2008, 06:39:54 AM
I just noticed this...right after the Dude and Walter hug after Donny's funeral,
there is a guy who comes walkin along on the top of the hill (top of the screen),
do u think this has any special symbolic meaning?

Well dude, we just don't know. That has been studied for years including trying to find out who he is. Got any leads? Some dudes got the boys in the crime lab working in shifts trying to find out the ID of the "rock dude." Other dudes think it was a dude on the Coen's movie crew who happened to be in the camera for a few seconds and they just left him in. The wildest theory is that it is the stranger paying his respects for Donny, but a little stand offish, rather then joining the coffee can funeral.
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: SmokeytheBuddha on July 06, 2008, 07:41:44 AM
I think he was on the grassy knoll in Dallas, too.

You know Turtle you're right, there is an unspoken message here, it's FUCK YOU, LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE. . . Yeah, I'll be at practice. :D


Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: Turtle on July 06, 2008, 06:54:01 PM
Easy man, take the 4 dollars.

does anyone know where that spot is in Cali?
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 07, 2008, 11:33:11 PM
Easy man, take the 4 dollars.

does anyone know where that spot is in Cali?

Just off the coast looking toward Catalina Island, the town is Palos Verdes Estates on the south side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Its about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: Turtle on July 08, 2008, 01:50:50 AM
Cool, I'll meet you there, bring plenty of oat sodas, bottle of Stoli and bottle of Kahlua, you can pick up some
half and half on the way.

Don't worry I'll bring the ice and glasses.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 08, 2008, 02:08:59 AM
Cool, I'll meet you there, bring plenty of oat sodas, bottle of Stoli and bottle of Kahlua, you can pick up some
half and half on the way.

Don't worry I'll bring the ice and glasses.

 ;D

Sounds like you got your venue. I'll be there, man. Far fucking out.........but, not on the shabbas.
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: brandt on July 21, 2008, 11:33:21 PM
How you gonna get there?

where's your car turtle?

I said  it's NEAR the in and out burger
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 22, 2008, 07:36:19 PM
How you gonna get there?

where's your car turtle?

I said  it's NEAR the in and out burger

You know its been stolen.......
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: brandt on July 24, 2008, 12:24:09 PM
I think he was a stinkin' nihilist threatening castration
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 26, 2008, 08:44:51 PM
I think he was a stinkin' nihilist threatening castration

At least its an ethos.
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: Lao Dude on May 19, 2011, 09:33:45 AM
I always assumed it was just some gawker..I mean how much of that area could the Coen's have cordoned off? It was pretty far away..it may have even been a private landowner wanting to know what the fuck they were talking about.

File it under: Well, Dude we just dont know?
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: hannahdude on June 01, 2011, 10:56:09 AM
since this thread is being revisited, here is what i know, and its fucking interesting man. the place this was filmed is known as SUNKEN CITY, and it has quite a history, you cant even get in and if you do you risk your life.... check it out...
http://www.scouted.it/los-angeles/sunken-city/04/2011
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: cckeiser on June 01, 2011, 11:25:23 AM
It was one of the camera men. 8)
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: Judd Dude on February 16, 2012, 12:11:30 AM
Probably a fuckin fig-eater who couldn't find reverse and had to walk instead.
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 16, 2012, 12:50:55 AM
Probably a tourist from Nebraska just hanging out in paradise looking for the local mythical nude beach after experiencing his first California Starbucks.
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: revpurdy on July 17, 2012, 12:32:39 PM
It is my belief it was the spirit of Donny looking out and saying his final good byes to his friends
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: Stumblin Stumbleweed on March 14, 2014, 09:45:01 PM
Man, I just saw that guy on the rocks last week, during my revisit to the movie. Never noticed him before, then i found this thread.
It just looked like someone who was like a child who'd wandered into the closing scenes of a movie. With no frame of reference.
Maybe one day we'll find out who he is and the guy will get to make the keynote address at some Dudeist convention or something.
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: cckeiser on March 14, 2014, 10:19:57 PM
I heard he was a camera man.
If I ever attend a Lebowskifest that is who I would go as.....just dress all in black and go as the mystery man. 8)
Title: Re: The Guy walking in the background in the scene with Donny's ashes
Post by: Gen Z kid on September 09, 2021, 03:49:57 PM
My Dad and I think (by where the filming location was) Its just a guy who wandered over the from the parking lot and onto the trail to see over the cliffs. (Despite the warning signs in the area) LOL

We could be wrong.

He might not have even known he was in the shot.

GZK