LevelItem
Ref NoGUA/9/1/1/50
TitleThe Big Lebowski CD
Date1998
Extent2 VHS, part of 1 VHS, 2 mp4 (7.2 MB and 12.2 MB) and part of 1 mp4 (22.1 MB)
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
Leagas Delaney
DescriptionThree versions of a colour advert with sound for the Guardian promoting a free ‘give-away’ of a CD of exclusive soundtrack extracts, clips and interviews from the film 'The Big Lebowski'. The advert features footage from the film interspersed with footage of someone making a poison pen message comprised letters cut from the Guardian which says: 'The Big Lebowski CD, free with the Guardian'.

The advert ends on a shot of the Guardian, the Guide, the Big Lebowski CD and a scalpel followed by a final shot from the film.

a). Commentary: "The latest film from Joel and Ethan Cohen, the academy award-winning makers of Fargo, is the Big Lebowski. To celebrate this quirky story of ransom, kidnap, double cross and severed toes, the Guardian is giving away a CD packed with music from the film, clips and interviews. It's free with the Guide this Saturday." Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 01.22 on the mp4 file.

b). Duplicate of a). Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 00.15 on the mp4 file.

c). Similar to a). but with slightly different commentary. Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 00.05 on the mp4 file.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiala). VHS and mp4 also contains the following Guardian adverts: GUA/9/1/1/48d and GUA/9/1/1/49a.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording

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