Our new banner, designed by Ian Dingman

Ian Dingman, the artist who designed the cover of the Criterion Collection Bottle Rocket, graciously agreed to make a banner for the site.

You can see the glorious result above!  Thanks, Ian!

NYT Polaroids

Something about Polaroid photographs always reminds me of Wes Anderson. Why is that?

The New York Times has a fantastic gallery of reader-submitted Polaroids today. Check it out.

Larry Pine in “Six Degrees of Separation”

From Playbill News:

Manhattantheatresource and The York Shakespeare Company will present a staged reading of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation June 19 at The John Drew Theater at Guildhall.

The 7:30 PM reading, directed by Jim Lawson and produced by Donald J. Cayea, will feature the talents of Larry Pine (“The Royal Tenenbaums”), Tandy Cronyn (Cabaret), Charles Hendricks (New York Classical Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale), Mickey Sumner (“Last Chance Harvey”), Ronnie Kroell (Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel”) and Seth Duerr (The Acting Company’s Moby Dick – Rehearsed).

Jason Schwartzman: Yo Teach!

From geek tyrant: Another advert for something that doesn’t really exist.  These videos are apparently connected to Jason’s upcoming movie, Funny People.

“5 Ways to tell if your life is a Wes Anderson film”

From 10 minute ramble:

In Nick Hornby’s About a Boy, main character Will says, “The thing is, a person’s life is like a TV show …”

Or a movie.

And if your life is a movie, how do you know what type it is? How do you know who’s making it

Here’s five ways to tell if you’re in a Wes Anderson film.

1. You are or you see a lot of Bill Murray. He’s been in all of Anderson’s movies except one … where presumably James Caan took his place. So, Bill Murray is a good indicator your life is in the middle of a Wes Anderson plot. (Note: This also holds true if you are or you see a lot of Kumar Pallana.)

2. Your soundtrack has 70s rock-n-Roll or other obscure music. Soundtracks are the thumbprint of movies, and Anderson’s print is distinctive, colorful, out-of-the-ordinary, and a little pretentious … which pretty much reflects his movies. So, if you own Seu Jorge …

3. Your surroundings are bathed in bright, distinctive colors (unless you’re going to make a suicide attempt … then it’s cool colors). If soundtracks are one thumbprint, this is the other. Especially if you wear greens and yellows or a range of reds and oranges.

4. At the end of the day, things go in slow motion. This holds true unless you’re running after a train; then it’s slow motion, followed by regular motion. So, #4 should read “At the end of the day, or in the next-to-last part of the end of the day …”

5. You have a strange relationship with a parent or parental figure. Especially if the strange relationship involves #1.

    If more than 3 1/2 of these things describe you, smile, crank up your music, and slow down … you’re life, though crazy, is pretty good fodder for the rest of us.

    More promotional materials for the (not real) Wes Anderson Film Festival

    Previously featured here and here.

    More here, here, and here.


    This is a short film that I made with a few friends that Edward Appleby has been kind enough to let me share with you here. Any comments or questions can be fielded at the Yankee Racers forum. Thanks. – Loraxaeon

    Yusuf/Cat Stevens on Colbert

    Yusuf (a.k.a. Cat Stevens) was a guest on The Colbert Report a few weeks back. Two of his songs are featured on the Rushmore soundtrack, and he is one of our favorites. He has a great new album called roadsinger.

    The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c

    The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
    Yusuf – Roadsinger

    300 followers on Twitter!

    I am proud to announce that we have reached 300 followers on Twitter! Please follow us! (and we’ll probably follow you, unless you are a spammer)

    We’re still going to find the Twitter whale and destroy it, possibly with some dynamite.

    Film: The making of ‘Rushmore’

    The really great “making of” documentary for Rushmore by Eric Chase Anderson, thanks to elkemonkey’s YouTube channel.