Religion and 'The Dude'

"It's not on Amazon.com as we speak, but there's an unusual-sounding book by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Cathleen Falsani arriving in the spring of '09 called The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers. It will look at the 'serious existential and theological questions using the dark, intelligent humor and epic storytelling that have been their trademarks in more than a dozen films during the past 25 years.'"

"The Dude Abides 'will be a chronological examination of the Coen brothers' oeuvre-every film they have directed together, as well as the films for which they have written original screenplays and those they have adapted from

existing material,' the copy says. 'Falsani will investigate the theological, mythological, moral, ethical, religious and philosophical content and what their overarching message-their Gospel-might be.'" [Hollywood-Elsewhere]