Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson hanging out.
Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola
10 Favourite Filmmakers (As of today)
The Coen brothers, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Lars von Trier, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino
“She’s my Rushmore, Max.”
A great little read. He included Bottle Rocket in his top 10 films of the 1990s on an episode of Roger Ebert & the Movies too. AND when asked who he thought the “next Scorsese” was going to be he picked Wes Anderson. I love the fact that Scorsese is a fan of his, if I remember correctly he also held a screening of Jean Renoir’s The River for Wes which in turn inspired him to make The Darjeeling Limited. Things like this make me all warm inside.
Dignan is also the single greatest character Wes and Owen created together. One of my favourite movie characters ever, in fact.
I know it’s not the popular choice, but Bottle Rocket is probably my favourite Wes Anderson movie. There’s just something about those three characters and the “small-town kids dream big” plot that always strikes a chord with me. It’s much more subtle and gentler than Anderson’s other movies too (which isn’t to say I prefer that approach overall) which makes it a really fun and laid back film to re-visit over and over. I always notice new things in this one on every rewatch too. The observations and dialogue are just so sharp and accute. A warm and loving little film with a huge heart.
(From his introduction to The Royal Tenenbaums screenplay)