The Big Lebowski

10 Quirky Illustrations of Coen Brothers Characters

The anonymous artist behind the Coen Cast Tumblr is doing perhaps the best fan art I’ve found dedicated to the Coen Brothers’ oeuvre. Keeping in mind the heavy layer of wackiness that pervades the Coen Brothers’ films (well, perhaps with the exception of No Country for Old Men), the series depicts familiar characters like The Dude, Llewyn Davis, and Maude Gunderson in broad, cartoony strokes. They’re a perfect fit for the Coens’ world. Check out a sampling after the jump. … Read More

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Clever and Adorable 8-Bit GIFs Depicting Famous Films

Slovakian artist Dusan Cezek has created an adorable and clever series of 8-bit GIFs referencing famous films, which we spotted on Inspiration Grid, that really tugs at the nostalgia strings. Pixelwood animates scenes and characters from cult movies, smartly referencing defining moments — like when Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Quaid reveals himself behind a bizarre “mask” in Total Recall, or the hug between Meat Loaf’s busty Bob and Edward Norton’s narrator in Fight Club. See more quirky GIFs in Cezek’s old-school style in our gallery. … Read More

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Where Did ‘Dude’ Come From?

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Awesome Pop Culture-Inspired Art From Gallery 1988′s New ‘Crazy 4 Cult’ Book

We’ve professed our love for Gallery 1988, the pop culture-obsessed art gallery with locations in Melrose and Venice, so many times that we’ve all but become a fan site. But their work isn’t just for Los Angelenos; a couple of years back, they put out a coffee table book of their best stuff called Crazy 4 Cult, and like all big hits, it has prompted a sequel. Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2 is out now from Titan books, and Gallery 1988 has been kind enough to pass on some of the best movie and TV-inspired art from the book; click through to check it out. … Read More

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Our Favorite Fictional Butlers in Pop Culture

Despite an Academy Award-winning role in The Last King of Scotland, Forest Whitaker remains fairly underrated. His filmography is filled with plenty of misses — the terrible Battlefield Earth amongst them — but when he’s spot on, he blows us away. We’re looking at you Ghost Dog, The Crying Game, and Bird. Unfortunately, his latest film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler — loosely based on the real-life story of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who worked for eight presidents — was too heavy-handed for us. We decided to take a breather from Daniels’ “blatant Oscar bait” and look back on some of our favorite fictional butlers in pop culture. … Read More

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50 Places Every Film Fan Should Visit

If you hadn’t noticed, Flavorwire isn’t just your home for cultural criticism and commentary; we’re also your online travel agent for pop pilgrimages. After the enthusiastic responses to our lists of must-see literary and music places, it seemed only appropriate to compile a similar guide to film places of note: museums, tours, theaters, but most of all the locations where your favorite movies were… Read More

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Film- and TV-Inspired “Hipster Kits” for Your Beard-Scratching Amusement

The word “hipster” continues to raise as much ire as confusion (and, seemingly, a never-ending supply of New York Times pieces), but some good can certainly come from the classification. Take, for example, French filmmaker and graphic artist Alizée Lafon, who has crafted a clever and eye-catching series of “hipster kits” for classic film and television. Check them out after the jump, and buy your own prints here. … Read More

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