Before Inside Llewyn Davis: The 5 Best Music Moments From Coen Brothers Movies

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-12-13 00:24:14discussion comments
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The Big Lebowski
Song: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
The Big Lebowskiís entire soundtrack is filled with some fantastic tracks, with songs from Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan and, of course, Creedence Clearwater Revival, but each time I walk from the film I find myself humming the same old tune. The scene is set when Jeff Bridges gets drugged while attending a party at a famous pornographerís house and begins one hell of a hallucinatory dream sequence, but itís the music of Kenny Rogers and The First Edition that brings it all home.

Even if the movie didnít feature Saddam Hussein handing out bowling shoes or Julianne Moore dressed up as a Viking, "Just Dropped In" would provide a perfect and elegant look into the mind of a Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski. The lyrics are filled with bizarre, left-field visions of "April Fools" written on a Dead End sign, a jagged sky and tripping off a cloud and falling eight miles high. Watching the film you really get the sense that it is Kenny Rogersí voice that is playing inside of The Dudeís head, and thatís really the best you can ask for when it comes to constructing a memorable movie music moment.
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