I hadn't seen the movie The Big Lebowski since it came out in theaters ten years ago and hence only vaguely recalled how the "F" word and other cuss words were uttered so very liberally throughout the comedy. But upon recently watching the short but entertaining The Big Lebowski -- The Fucking Short Version clip above by YouTuber BunnieLebowski I realized just how frequently the F word was actually worked into the 1998 Coen Brothers film script. A lot! Count them if you can manage to keep up with such characters as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski (played by Jeff Bridges) dropping the "F" word.. And look for the DVD of this great movie at Amoeba Music.
And speaking of the "F" word, check out the short English lesson on the word in the clip below.
Superwolf is Matt's project with Will Oldham, a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Billy, and their first record is one of my favorites in the entire epic Oldham cannon (that's saying something!).
That self-titled record is such a dramatic and emotional piece of art-- I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Sweeney's twisty, turn-y, melodic electric guitar is the perfect counterpoint to Oldham's rough and ready vocals. Working with Sweeney on that record seemed to revitalize Oldham after a few years' worth of softer, more acoustic records. (And thank goodness!)
Check out this clip of Superwolf's "Beast For Thee" performed live. I love when Will busts out the overalls on tour (the whole entire band wears the exact same bulky khaki overalls...), then sings sad, delicate songs and contorts all around:
Anyone else wanna swoon with me, remembering when Oldham and Sweeney stopped by Amoeba SF and played the Superwolf album straight through a couple of years back? Ah, that was a great day!
Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship are proud to present some of our film favorites at Los Angeles’ last full-time revival movie theater. See movies the way they're meant to be seen - on the big screen and with an audience!
Saturday May 24
Jack Elam in
1976, 91 min.
New Beverly Cinema
7165 W Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
May - New Beverly's 30th Anniversary!
May 24 Creature From Black Lake
May 31 Zardoz
June 7 Heavenly Bodies
June 21 John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
June 28 Van Damme in Sudden Death
July 5 Delta Force
July 19 Just One Of The Guys
July 26 Aliens
August 9 Rainbow Brite & The Star Stealer