Contest: Win a copy of The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time

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Hey guys! We’re in the office all weekend picking up some slack from the past couple of weeks. Would you guys like some contests while we’re here working away? Well, the dorks abide.

In celebration of everyone’s favourite bowling and White Russian drinking everyman – THE BIG LEBOWSKI – coming back to cinemas once again as part of Cineplex’s Most Wanted Movies series (on Monday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 27th), we’ve teamed up with Cineplex Front Row Centre Events to give away a copy of The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time, a gorgeous coffee table book that will really hold any fan of The Dude’s room together.

Whether contending with nihilists, botching a kidnapping pay-off, watching as his beloved rug is micturated upon, or simply bowling and drinking Caucasians, the Dude—or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing—abides. As embodied by Jeff Bridges, the main character of the 1998 Coen brothers’ film The Big Lebowski is a modern hero who has inspired festivals, burlesque interpretations, and even a religion (Dudeism). Film author and curator Jenny M. Jones tells the full story of the Dude, from how the Coen brothers came up with the idea for a modern LA noir to never-been-told anecdotes about the film’s production, its critical and commercial reception, and, finally, how it came to be such an international cult hit. Achievers, as Lebowski fans call themselves, will discover many hidden truths, including why it is that Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) is so obsessed with Vietnam, what makes Theodore Donald “Donny” Kerabatsos (Steve Buscemi) so confused all the time, how the film defies genre, and what unexpected surprise Bridges got during filming of the Gutterballs dream sequence. (Hint: it involved curly wigs and a gurney.) Interspersed throughout are sidebars, interviews with members of the film’s cast and crew, scene breakdowns, guest essays by prominent experts on Lebowski language, music, filmmaking techniques, and more, and hundreds of photographs—including many of artwork inspired by the film. (Description courtesy

Check out Cineplex to see what theatre in your area will be screening The Big Lebowski this coming Monday and Wednesday!

To enter to win this awesome book, all you have to do is email [email protected] with LEBOWSKI in the subject line. In your email, please provide a mailing address. Contest is open to all Canadian residents. Please only one entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 27th.

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