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The Complete Wes Anderson Questionnaire
  • Send me the name of a character for an answer to the question, feel free to reblog and share.
  • ---- Bottle Rocket ----
  • Dignan:Do you have a detailed plan for your life? What are your plans for the next 10 years?
  • Anthony:Have you ever been pressured into anything by your friends?
  • Bob:If you were to ever plan a heist, what would be your target and what would be your get-away vehicle?
  • ---- Rushmore ----
  • Max:Are you part of any clubs or societies?
  • Herman:If you could run your own business, what would that business be?
  • Rosemary:Have you ever wanted to be a teacher? What would you teach?
  • Dirk:Have you ever written an angry letter?
  • ---- The Royal Tenenbaums ----
  • Margot:What is your greatest childhood achievement?
  • Richie:What is your favorite sport?
  • Chas:Would you consider yourself to be a hypochondriac?
  • Royal:What is the biggest lie you have told?
  • Eli:If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
  • ---- The Life Aquatic ----
  • Steve:If you had a ship, what would you name it?
  • Ned:Have you ever been pressured into anything by your parents?
  • Jane:Would you make a good journalist?
  • Hennessey:What is the most expensive thing you own?
  • Klaus:Do you enjoy working as a team?
  • ---- The Darjeeling Limited ----
  • Jack:Are you a romantic?
  • Francis:Have you ever been in a severe accident?
  • Peter:If you could own an exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?
  • ---- Fantastic Mr. Fox ----
  • Mr. Fox:If you had a bandit hat, what colour would it be?
  • Kylie:Do you have good credit?
  • Felicity Fox:If you could paint any landscape, which would you paint?
  • Ash:Do you consider yourself to be 'different'?
  • Kristofferson:Do you have any relatives in distant places?
  • ---- Moonrise Kingdom ----
  • Sam:Do you make friends easily?
  • Suzy:What kind of bird are you?
  • Scout Master Ward:Are you a good leader?
  • Captain Sharp:Did you grow up in a close-knit community?
  • ---- The Grand Budapest Hotel ----
  • M. Gustave:Do you have a signature scent?
  • Zero:What have you worked hard for in your life?
  • Agatha:Are you a good baker?
  • Dmitri:What is your favorite painting?
  • Madame D:Do you plan to remain glamorous in your later years?

100 FILMS IN 2013
→ 33/100 Films: Rushmore (1998)

Herman Blume: What’s the secret, Max?
Max Fischer: The secret?
Herman Blume: Yeah, you seem to have it pretty figured out.
Max Fischer: The secret, I don’t know… I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then… do it for the rest of your life. For me, it’s going to Rushmore.

when i first joined tumblr i was an avid bush supporter.  but now,.... now im starting to think bush's face doesn't belong on mt rushmore
A collection of Wes Anderson video essays

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1) I will NOT be doing a Wes Anderson video essay. The market is saturated and I have nothing to add.
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So since I’m not going to do one, here’s a bunch of Wes Anderson links.

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I bet I can describe my life at school using only gifs from Wes Anderson Movies...

When it’s midnight and you realize you had homework

Getting back a test that you failed

Listening to your teacher give a huge rant about wasting time

When you’re talking to your friends in the hall and you have a class on the other side of the building

When a stupid kid says something ignorant and offensive

When you try saying hi to your crush but they ignore you

When you and your friends realize you’ve actually survived the semester

Astronomer studies Simpsons moon, deduces Springfield is not in America

Theories abound about the supposed location of the fictional town that purposefully isn’t set anywhere; some claim Oregon, pointing to these comments from Matt Groening, who says the name was based on a Springfield in his home state, while The Huffington Post offers “proof” that it is in Illinois. There’s also some proof that it’s in South Dakota, based on the fact that Rep. Bob Arnold—the crooked congressman in “Ms. Lisa Goes To Washington”—evidently had both Springfield Forest and Mt. Rushmore in his district.

Over at Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog, astronomer Phil Plait offersa new theory: Springfield isn’t in the United States at all, but is instead located in the southern hemisphere, based on “evidence” in the recent episode “The Musk Who Fell To Earth.”

In the episode, which sees Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk staying with the family because we are far from the show’s Golden Age, there’s a moment where Musk sees a crescent moon where the tips point to the right, which, given that the scene is set in the early evening, would only be possible below the equator. “I don’t even know how to react to this information,” Plait writes, speaking for everyone. “It’s as if… my whole world has been turned upside down.”

Full story at avclub.com

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50 of the Most Glaring Oscar Snubs

From The Big Lebowski to In The Mood for Love, many remarkable films have famously received zero Oscar nominations.  Oliver Lyttleton covers the full list of 50 here, but here’s a quick breakdown on the one’s we found the most appalling. 

Breathless is one of the most important films in cinematic history. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Breathless marked the dramatic rise of French New Wave cinema. Perhaps, the Oscars found it a little too bold, because while Truffault’s 400 Blows was nominated the year before, Breathless received no Oscar recognition.

His Girl Friday This might be our favorite snubbed film. Why? Because it’s in our library, of course. All favoritism aside, this film is one of the best slapstick comedies ever made and definitely a champion film for legendary director, Howard Hawkes. This classic gets extra points for having the leading lady shine as a top-notch journalist. Cheers to feminism! And Cheers to being able to watch His Girl Friday for free!

The Big Lebowski The Academy Awards are often criticized for listing their attention towards more dramatic films while ignoring the magnificently quirky. In my opinion, the Oscars made a inexcusable oversight with this one. 

In the Mood for Love Directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, this luscious melodrama is one of my all time favorite films. And if that isn’t enough of an endorsement for you, it is also ranked highly on the most recent Sight & Sound poll. 

The Lady from Shanghai Now considered a stunning accomplishment for acclaimed director Orson Welles, this masterful film noir received mixed reviews when it was initially released. The Academy often ignore genre films, so it’s iconic film noir quality might of diminished it for Oscar’s eyes.