I couldnt decide between The Royal Tenenbaums-The Life..- Rushmore
Its just me or does some else feels wes anderson movies have direct influence by truffaut, the humour made for example in jules et jim is very similar to the royal tenenbaums an the life.
-But not this one, Jim. Okay?
His funniest is most definitely The Life Aquatic, but his best is either the Royal Tenenbaums or The Darjeeling Limited
wes anderson was highly influence by french new wave.
this dude steals a lot of exact shots from older movies.
he steals a lot of ideas directly from j.d salinger and other authors.
i mean rushmore pretty much equals= the graduate and harold and maude.
this dude pretty much wears his influences on his sleeve. once you find all the origiinal material, its sort of disappointing when you thought this guy was coming up with more original material on his own.
I’ve only seen The Royal Tenenbaums and Life Aquatic I thought they were both fantastic…I should be watching Rushmore soon, if only I could find it.
It’s a coin toss between Rushmore and Bottle Rocket for me. Bottle Rocket remains Owen Wilson’s best performance. The guy hasn’t been in anything I’ve wanted to see in a long time. I still can’t believe John Hughes wrote Drillbit Taylor.
Royal Tennenbaums / Life Aquatic. I can’t pick just one.
Rushmore and Life Aquatic (it’s so ironic) Anderson inspired from his real life
Life Aquatic because of so many little moments and scenes: Willem Defoe’s puppy love adoration of Bill Murray; Cate Blanchett and Anjelica Houston on-screen together; the scene with all of them in the sub, finding the shark. Why does such a ridiculous premise as that sub scene fill me with an inner calm and faith in humanity as hardly any film ever has?
Bottle Rocket because of Luke Wilson’s pure representation of the act of falling in love, the portrayal of sterile suburban life, and because it turned me on to the music of the band Love,
But Royal Tennenbaums is number one, because there is not a wasted frame/moment or square inch of filmed space to be found, and because you still end up caring about every single character even after watching a veritable parade of bad behavior!
Why does pretty much everyone on this forum have to call Wes Anderson overrated? goddamnit with some people.
I’d say Darjeeling, but I tend to agree that Schwartzman is annoying. Fantastic Fox, or whatever, looks interesting.
lesser artist who takes too long to come out with new movies. His talent doesn’t really give him the kind of capital to control his own career, otherwise I am sure that he would have made a lot more movies by now. If he would suck it up and make more mainstream films he would be much more successful. He’s a real rebel without a cause, because his films are no more enlightened or brilliant than your basic Hollywood schlock, he just puts more time into his work, and his humor is much dryer. Dry humor is not automatically superior to slapstick and lol type stuff that you get in a Ben Stiller movie.
I liked Rushmore when it came out, but I grew up and moved on. Tennenbaums was horrible.
Two months ago I said “Overrated” but I’m ready to reconsider. There really is something unique about Anderson’s privileged, bubbled in, characters.
If I had seen this topic three weeks ago I would’ve definitely said The Life Aquatic, which is a GREAT movie, his funniest and most visually engaging. But now I might have to opt for Fantastic Mr. Fox, I’m not a particularly big fan of animation, but I would love to see Wes try another.