📝 Losing the Plot — Ethics and The Big Lebowski
The pinnacle and prototype of Stoner Noir is The Big Lebowski, whose protagonist "the Dude" seems to have become, in Eldritch's reading, "some kind of modern archetype, comparable in significance to Hamlet."
Vast sociological desertions and studies might be written about precisely why The Big Lebowski struck such an indelible chord with a fairly large sub-set of the film-viewing public – particularly men of a certain generation. *
One of the best things about The Big Lebowski is how it makes fun of the complex plotlines typical of noir screenplays. I always get disoriented trying to follow those narratives, and in stoner noir the protagonist is also dazed and confused.