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Dudeist Religion => Under the Influences => The Holy Dudest Canon => Topic started by: DirtDude on August 16, 2009, 01:06:01 AM

Title: Films
Post by: DirtDude on August 16, 2009, 01:06:01 AM
Obviously The Big Lebowski is that film the makes-up the core of The Holy Dudeist Canon, but I'm wondering if there should be at least a trinity of films that we can refer to for different levels of dudeist spiritual lessons.

My mind isn't really limber enough to think of what other two films besides TBL could possibly be incorporated in a Cinematic Trinity, but one movie that does come to mind that merits a discussion and consideration is another Jeff Bridges film: The Amatures. What does everyone think? I only saw it once, but it seemed pretty dude to me in some way or what-have-you. This may be a stretch, but it almost seemed like a sequel of sorts involving the little Lebowski.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: Elbowski on August 16, 2009, 03:57:29 PM
That's fuckin' interesting man.

Let's not forget the other Coen comedies, like Raising Arizona and Burn After Reading.

There's a new one coming, A Serious Man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iggyFPls4w

It wouldn't hurt to keep an eye on JB. Good call.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: meekon5 on September 22, 2009, 11:18:59 AM
Withnail and I!

If that’s not a Dudeist film! They both don’t have jobs and spend a lot of time taking drugs or drinking.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: greatspiritmonk on November 19, 2009, 11:07:27 AM
Big Trouble in Little China and Dogma.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on November 19, 2009, 09:33:03 PM
I like Fargo. it brings the new Coen shit to light.

Is Sherry sending us ccna spam? how the fuck would I open up a ccan of Spam? with that little wrench on the bottom? or am I wrong?

Title: Re: Films
Post by: karlhungus on December 16, 2009, 04:36:12 PM
art carney in "harry & tonto."  he out-dudes the dude with his laidbaackness.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: BikerDude on December 16, 2009, 04:39:25 PM
Somehow I find myself saying Bad Santa although clearly there
is no literal connection.

I mean clearly the santa is the ultimate expression of the "fuck it".
It's just a matter of extent. More of a "fuck everything".

Which really brings us to the nut. Although there is no particular proof in
the movie I've always felt the Dude had scruples. The ups and downs,
strikes and gutters hadn't jaded him. His fuck it was a form of empowerment.
While the santa's fuck it was despair.
 

Title: Re: Films
Post by: Big Bodhi on December 22, 2009, 01:01:12 PM
Greetings Dudes.  I would like to submit the approval of the movie "The Tao of Steve" to The Holy Dudest Canon.  This movie reeks of dudeliness.  The main character himself, Dex, is a righteous dude of the highest caliber.  A fat, laid back, pot smoking kindergarten teacher who quotes Lao Tzu, Kierkegaard, Zen, and all other sorts of things with great tenacity.  In fact, he combines all these beliefs with a splash of Western transcendentalist thought and his own brand of coolness to make a religious system that, hey, just works.  Sound familiar?

I would love to describe the plot of the movie, but think other people do it quite better.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tao_of_Steve (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tao_of_Steve)

I hope this gets accepted, for I would be majorly bummed if it was not.

Be Always in Abidance, Dudes.

- Brother Bodhi

Title: Re: Films
Post by: JonseyMcFly on March 18, 2011, 05:57:03 AM
I'm with Big Bodhi.
Second that motion.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: meekon5 on March 18, 2011, 07:30:51 AM
Somehow I find myself saying Bad Santa although clearly there
is no literal connection....

On my list of favourite films yes, as an example of Dudeism I don't know about that.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: Abideist on March 18, 2011, 10:32:22 AM
Obviously The Big Lebowski is that film the makes-up the core of The Holy Dudeist Canon, but I'm wondering if there should be at least a trinity of films that we can refer to for different levels of dudeist spiritual lessons.

My mind isn't really limber enough to think of what other two films besides TBL could possibly be incorporated in a Cinematic Trinity, but one movie that does come to mind that merits a discussion and consideration is another Jeff Bridges film: The Amatures. What does everyone think? I only saw it once, but it seemed pretty dude to me in some way or what-have-you. This may be a stretch, but it almost seemed like a sequel of sorts involving the little Lebowski.


Now you're talking all masonic tradition like stuff, I don't need more rituals other than waking up and doin my thing. But hey, if that's your deal, than go for it.
I'll stick with TBL
Title: Re: Films
Post by: Lao Dude on May 12, 2011, 02:57:02 PM
Definitely the tao of steve but doesnt the ending seems to suggest that he has to reject some of his philosophy to get the girl.   Trivia: The college they attended is based on St. John's College of Santa Fe..where apparently one can get a BA in a Great Books seminar in which every year includes a huge list of classic and modern works. Sounds very Dudelike...just ya know..abide in books.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: poppa Fabian on September 18, 2016, 08:52:38 PM
I would think the accepting Dudeism, as based on a film, opens itself to embrace other examples of the Dudeist theology with open arms. I feel this dichotomy is what makes Dudeism actually viable today. We can derive a better understanding of reality from the from that which we imagine. In this we can even agree that Jesus was most likely the dude for his time and place.
i would have to think on what i believe might display such worthy example.
Title: Re: Films
Post by: SagebrushSage on September 18, 2016, 09:55:29 PM
A common theme I see here is questioning conventional idealogy and freeing your mind from those who reactionaries who would seek to blind it. One iconic movie expresses this best. I nominate "The Matrix" for inclusion in the Dudeist canon.