Some trailer captures posted…

I have posted some trailer captures. Enjoy!

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Trailer Captures Gallery

All images (c) 2007 American Empirical Pictures and Fox Searchlight

TDL trailer premieres tomorrow with Sunshine?

Rumor has it that The Darjeeling Limited trailer will show with the film Sunshine, to be released Friday 20 July 2007. Please e-mail edwardappleby @ yankeeracers.org (no spaces) to confirm or deny this rumor.

Update: It’s true! And, the poster has been released. Enjoy!

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Darjeeling Limited poster

Darjeeling out 29 September in NY; 5 October elsewhere

According to Fox Searchlight, The Darjeeling Limited will open September 29, 2007 in New York and starting October 5 in other cities.

‘Sharper’ Wes? from CHUD

CHUD.com has an article about The Darjeeling Limited. Nothing much new, except this quote from New York Film Festival director Richard Pena:

It represents a big step for Wes. I hate to use the word ‘matured,’ but the humor and whimsy he uses is sharper, better focused and used more effectively.

URL: Wes Anderson’s Indian Summer 

Darjeeling Limited release date moved up?

Fox Searchlight now lists the New York release date of The Darjeeling Limited as September 29 (one night after its premiere at the New York Film Festival). How this changes the release schedule, we don’t know.

Release: September 29, 2007
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Written by: Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola
Produced by: Scott Rudin, Lydia Pilcher, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Cast: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman

THE DARJEELING LIMITED starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman is an emotional comedy about three brothers re-forging family bonds. The eldest, played by Wilson, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India.

URLs: Fox Searchlight page; official announcement about New York Film Festival

Darjeeling Limited to open 2007 New York Film Festival

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According to indieWIRE, Wes Anderson’s fifth film, The Darjeeling Limited will open the 2007 New York Film Festival (September 28-October 14, 2007).

Wes Anderson‘s “The Darjeeling Limited,” will open the 45th New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Wednesday evening…. Notably, screenings this year will be held at the Time Warner Center’s new Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, due to ongoing renovations at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. However, opening night again take place at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

The Royal Tenenbaums premiered at the 2001 festival.

URL: New York Film Festival (Film Society of Lincoln Center) 

“First look” at The Darjeeling Limited

From the most recent edition of Entertainment Weekly (June 29, pg. 22), a lovely scan, including great pictures, from our pals over at NataliePortman.com: (link)

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Quoting the web

David Poland wonders:

Is The Darjeeling Limited Fox Searchlight’s secret weapon of 2007 or just a happy Wes Anderson comedy? (link)

Jake Coyle, writing for the AP, argues that the last decade of film has been far better than the AFI Top 100 suggests:

According to the American Film Institute’s new list of the 100 greatest films, the last 10 years have produced only four great ones: “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (No. 50), “Saving Private Ryan” (No. 71), “Titanic” (No. 83) and “The Sixth Sense” (No. 89).

I get bloated just typing those titles. Granted, the last 10 years have been a historically weak period for films. They can’t touch Hollywood’s golden era of the ’40s, or the heralded ’70s, when maverick directors roamed the studios.

But surely, there’s been more to see in the last decade than Haley Joel Osment whispering “I see dead people.” (Pssst: I’ve seen better movies.)…

Wes Anderson’s classically quirky comedy “Rushmore” is far more than a cult flick. In a long comic lineage of oddballs, Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) tops them all.

Many others that weren’t on the ballot are also deserving. Two that could sit comfortably on the shelf next to “Rushmore” are “Election” and the Coen brothers'”The Big Lebowski.” The latter rises to the level of classic — after all, its whole premise is film noir held up to the funhouse mirror of “The Dude.” (link)

Jeffrey Wells dished up some harsh criticism of Wes in relation to his sometimes-collaborator Noah Baumbach. You can read it here, if you’d like. I would like to hear your comments over on the message board.

Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Fox’ Script Leaks

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The (alleged) script for The Fantastic Mr. Fox (March 2007 edit) has been floating around. There was also an (alleged) script for The Darjeeling Limited (at natalieportman.com no less), which has been removed. I have no sense of how developed these scripts are (or if they are legitimate). I don’t plan to post any of these on the site (for personal and legal reasons). There has been some discussion of this subject as of late on the forum.

The script for Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion animated film, “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” has leaked. The follow-up to the-not-yet-released, “The Darjeeling Limited, ” Anderson and ‘Life Aquatic’ c0-writer, Noah Baumbach adapted the script from the original Roald Dahl children’s novel. George Clooney and Cate Blanchett will voice the lead characters and rumors have it that Anjelica Huston and Jason Schwartzman will join the cast. Celebrated animator Henry Selick, apparently the real force behind “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” was scheduled to work on the film, but has allegedly moved on to other projects (namely Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline”).

URL: The Playlist blog (story)*

I really hope that the news about Henry Selick isn’t true (he is still listed as part of the project at IMDB.com). We, of course, recommend that you read the ‘fantastic’ Roald Dahl book:


* Rodrigo also notes on his blog that Noah Baumbach’s forthcoming (October 12th) Margot at the Wedding will star Jack Black, Nicole Kidman, John Turturro, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.