Last month, I read the book I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What-Have-You and have to say that it is pretty fantastic.
There are interviews with many of the actors in the movie. All of them said how professional and awesome the Coen brothers were. Apparently the brothers showed up to the set knowing exactly how the movie will look and be. They only disagreed on one item – the look on Jeff Bridges face in the dream sequence when he’s going through the legs of the ladies on the bowling alley. Apparently, Ethan wanted a smile and Joel thought he should look scared. That’s the only disagreement they had. Pretty incredible. The book really makes you appreciate how good they are. They wrote the script, the casted the film and basically all the awesomeness that is Lebowski came straight from their brains. Of course, the book also tells you where they got the stories that fill the movie and discusses some theories about why so many people love it.
If you like the movie, this is a great pickup and read. Both my brother and i cruised through it and i could see it living in the bathrooms of many men for many years to come