|Yes Walter, you are wrong|
|Written by Chalupa|
|Tuesday, 16 June 2009 10:28|
Ever wonder why The Dude never said this? Walter was wrong on many occasions. Personally I don't know if he could have handled being told that.
Being a self-described Lebowski purist, I think I often beg the question, "am I wrong?" even if I don't type it out and put it in print. In my recent post What is this? I talked about what appeared to me to be a sketchy box set of Coen Brother DVDs. One of my fellow Lebowski web site admins, Brent from Coenesque pointed out that Bad Santa may not have been directed by the Coens, but it could be considered a Coen film because both Joel and Ethan were executive producers.
First off, I just want to make it clear that I'm totally fine with being corrected. Seriously. We're all dudes here. It's ok. It drives conversation and that's what we're all about.
Secondly, even though Bad Santa can be classified as a Coen film, is it really? What would you define as a Coen film? I've always been under the impression that would be a film they directed. In fact, I must admit that I rarely pay attention to producers. They're important guys, don't get me wrong. I just rarely see them as having much to do except financing. Somebody has to feed the monkey. In some cases producers have way more say in a film than the director does, especially the executive producers. Would you say every film the Weinstein brothers produce is a Weinstein film? I guess it just depends on how you look at it.
Any thoughts on this?