Wes sans Mothersbaugh

From our friends over at the Playlist:

Meanwhile, there’s been a lot of speculation (including our own) on the whereabouts of Anderson mainstay and composer Mark Mothersbaugh (who has scored all of Wes film’s up until now). We just heard from our inside source who confirmed that Mothersbaugh, will in fact, not be participating in this new Anderson film. As we’ve noted extensively, the ‘Darjeeling’ will use music from the films of Indian cinema legend Satyajit Ray and Merchant Ivory (whose early films were all set in India). Expect songs from Satyajit Ray himself as he began scoring all his own films after 1961. Our other educated guesses on the music by those aforementioned filmmaker you might hear can be read here.

P.S. Check out Rodrigo’s really fantastic piece “Wes Anderson and the Satyajit Ray Connection.”

Darjeeling Limited trailer, part trois

The trailer is now available on YouTube as well.
URL: The Darjeeling Limited trailer on YouTube

We continue to discuss the trailer and the film over on the Yankee Racers forum.
URL: “Trailer News” thread

Oh, and the two songs in the trailer are both by the Kinks. “This Time Tomorrow” (from Lola vs. the Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Part I) and “Strangers” (from the same album).

Mr. Fox and the Wild Things; new Nick Drake; and Paste!

Danny Leigh has written a good (if skeptical) piece about Mr. Fox and Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are over on the Guardian Unlimited (U.K.) film blog:

Those of us with kids or a childish disposition (put me down for both) may have already noted with some excitement that Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is being adapted for the screen… optimistic fool that I am, I can’t help feeling there’s something intangibly right about it. In part, it will be refreshing to see Anderson’s baroque sensibility applied not to the overfamiliar features of Bill Murray but to animated wildlife. It will also be a delight simply to witness one of Dahl’s finest yarns – in which the titular hero outwits the brutish farmers Bunce, Boggis and Bean – being transposed to the cinema.

URL: I can’t wait for Fantastic Mr. Fox’s screen debut

Some dug-up tapes of Nick Drake’s music (featured in The Royal Tenenbaums) are being released in a new album called Family Tree (rel. 10 July). According to Paste:

Featuring lo-fi home recordings that predate his haunting 1969 debut, Five Leaves Left, the 28-track Family Tree makes a compelling argument for the continued excavation of Drake’s oeuvre (July 07, pg. 95).

You can pre-order this album (and support this site) at Amazon.com:

And, speaking of the fine publication Paste, I have discovered that back issues are available for purchase, including…

#13 featuring Wes Anderson

The Visual Art of Mark Mothersbaugh


Recent article: “The Visual Art of Mark Mothersbaugh”

Update: a great website w/ galleries — the visual art of mark mothersbaugh

Production notes from Bottle Rocket {archive}

Sources: Lawnwranglers.com (R.I.P.), from official Bottle Rocket website (Sony Pictures)

Bottle Rocket tells the gently comic story of three devoted, would-be thieves who prove the importance of friendship, honor and duty as they ineptly pursue a life of crime.

Directed by Wes Anderson, Bottle Rocket is written by Owen C. Wilson and Wes Anderson. In addition to Owen C. Wilson, Luke Wilson and Robert Musgrave, the film also stars Andrew Wilson, Lumi Cavazos and James Caan as Mr. Henry. Polly Platt and Cynthia Hargrave are the producers. The executive producers are James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai, Barbara Boyle and Michael Taylor. Robert Yeoman is the director of photography; David Wasco is the production designer; David Moritz is the editor. The film is co-produced by Ray Zimmerman and L. M. Kit Carson. Karen Patch is the costume designer. Music is by Mark Mothersbaugh.

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