“Over the line!” “Obviously you’re not a golfer.” “That rug really tied the room together.” “I am the walrus.” “Nobody fucks with the Jesus.” “Don’t be fatuous, Jeffrey.” Really, we could go on all day here. As card-carrying Little Lebowski Urban Achievers, we managed to get in to The Big Lebowski cast reunion and screening last night at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Also present? Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, and the film’s music director, T Bone Burnett. The event was part of this year’s annual Lebowski Fest, as well as a celebration for the film’s brand-new Blu-Ray edition. For all you super-fans who didn’t have the chance to down some Caucasians with the Dude last night, here’s a video recap and some of our favorite moments.
Also among the highlights of the night: Steve Buscemi’s assertion that “I haven’t smoked pot in 20 years, but I feel like I’m stoned right now,” Jeff Bridges leading the entire crowd of thousands in a moment of meditation, and John Turturro’s anecdote about the Coen Brothers’ mom’s response to the film — “I really don’t know where the boys get their ideas from.”
To ensure that no one missed out on the fun, the entire event was aired live online, and will remain available to watch for the next week. Check out the full livestream to see it all for yourself, then pick up your own copy of the limited-edition Blu-Ray, including a 28-page book and all-new bonus features.
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