Movies of 1998 Bracket Championship Round!: Out of Sight Vs. The Big Lebowski
Well, here we are in the championship round and despite some mild upsets along the way, we’ve pretty much got the pair of movies remaining that I thought we’d have. This pairing might have been surprising at another site, but knowing our readers as I do, I was pretty sure this is where we’d end up. By this point we’ve done a basic rundown on how these movies got made, some of the music they used, one of their supporting players, and what the reaction was when they were released. You guys know a lot about what we’re looking at so I’m not going to jaw your ear off at this stage. Instead, we’ll just enjoy a couple of clips from the movies in question. You probably already know which one you’re voting for anyway. Let’s look!
First up is the scene that establishes the primary conflict of Steven Soderbergh’s Elmore Leonard adaptation Out Of Sight as George Clooney gets into and then out of a car trunk with Jennifer Lopez.
It’s an alternately exciting, clever, and sexy scene, with some nice character-establishing dialogue.
While the scene I’m showing you from The Big Lebowski is just one of its Chandler-esque bends (and is NSFW, by the way), it’s notable for the straight-faced wonderfully eccentric performances. Julianne Moore in particular creates some humor simply through character work here.
It’s a good scene – and thorough.
Well it’s time to vote on our champion. Both are from well-known directors, are crime-related and both have retained fans twenty years after their initial release. Vote here and tell us what you love about your choice in the comments section.