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The Moral Universe of The Big Lebowski

Religion may not be the first thing on your mind when you plop yourself into a seat at the movies. But Chicago Sun-Times columnist Cathleen Falsani says one new movie is the latest in a long line of films that make up something of a moral doctrine. A Serious Man enters the canon of films by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, along with movies like Raising Arizona; The Big Lebowski; and No Country For Old Men, among others. Falsani traces each of their works of in her new book, The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers. Alison Cuddy recently spoke with Falsani, who says The Big Lebowski was chock full of the Coens' underlying religious themes.

Music Button:  Bob Dylan, "The Man In Me", from the CD New Morning, (Columbia records)  also found on the Big Lebowski soundtrack

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