Enter our First Annual Wes Anderson Inspired Halloween Costume Contest. Thanks to our good friends over at Fox Searchlight, we are giving away three prize packages, featuring those ever-coveted marketing items from The Darjeeling Limited. Each package contains:
- Travel bag, with “Darjeeling Ltd.” soap, hand sanitizer, and toothbrush.
- Darjeeling tea, in “Darjeeling Ltd.” train box.
- TDL travel ID tag
- Savoury Snacks packet
- Sweet Lime packet
To enter, upload a picture of yourself in your Wes-inspired costume to Flickr (registration required) and tag it with “rushmoreacademy.com” (if, for whatever reason, you can’t use Flickr, e-mail me to make alternative arrangements). Who will you be? Peter Whitman? Max Fischer? Steve Zissou? Wes Anderson himself? Bob Yeoman? Dart Boy?
Entries will be voted on by the founders and members of the Yankee Racers forum. By submitting an entry, you:
a) confirm that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and that it is legal for you to post your picture.
b) give permission to rushmoreacademy.com to post your entry on its public website.
The three prize packages will be awarded for 1) Best Costume (overall); 2) Second Best Costume (overall); and, 3) Best Costume (Darjeeling Limited).
The contest submission period ends November 5, 2007 at 11 p.m. EST. Contest rules, stipulations, and prizes are subject to change at the sponsor’s discretion. RushmoreAcademy.com cannot control the content of Flickr.com. Please report inappropriate entries to the Flickr administrators. Direct inquiries to edwardappleby @ yankeeracers.org (no spaces).
to edwardappleby @ yankeeracers.org (no spaces) by midnight ET tonight (Tuesday).
We are organizing our First Annual Wes Anderson Inspired Halloween Costume Contest. Thanks to our good friends over at Fox Searchlight, we will have some great prize packages, featuring those ever-coveted marketing items from The Darjeeling Limited. We will have more details very soon (including the exact contents of the prize packages). Direct enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Who will you be? Peter Whitman? Max Fischer? Steve Zissou? Wes Anderson himself? Bob Yeoman? Dart Boy?
Do note that we will have a special “Darjeeling Limited” category. And, please spread the word!
We are reporting about the addition of Hotel Chevalier to The Darjeeling Limited print and the weekend box office at the Yankee Racers forum.
Also, please check out the big Darjeeling feature at Premiere.com.
Glenn Kenny sits down with Wes, Roman, Jason, Adrien, and Amara.
Finally, the New York Times has an article on Hotel Chevalier:
Nancy Utley, a chief operating officer of Fox Searchlight, said that her company did not even know about the short until “The Darjeeling Limited” was completed. Even though Fox was aware of the critical acclaim, the company decided not to release it along with the feature. She said Fox decided to remain “flexible” on what to do.
“We thought it would be too challenging to moviegoers to be exposed to the short in theaters right at the beginning of the run,” she said. “We wanted to make sure ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ got established first as a movie.”
With the wider release looming and “Darjeeling Limited” doing small business at the box office (just over $2.5 million so far), it seemed the obvious choice to include the film’s more popular little sibling as a bonus. Fox Searchlight also is hoping the short is Oscar-worthy and plans to promote it as a contender in the best live-action short category.
We are looking for*:
- Wes fans attending the Venice International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, or the London Film Festival, who can take photos and report on the festivities.
- The owner of the ex-wesanderson.org. ‘mr/ms org,’ as he/she was known, we are looking for you!
- Site contributors, willing to dig up information and images about Wes and his films on the web, and someone interested in hosting a podcast at this site.
* E-mail webmaster @ rushmoreacademy.com (no spaces).
We were surprised and honored yesterday to see that the Rushmore Academy was featured on Fox Searchlight’s INSIDE SEARCHLIGHT feature. So, THANKS to the Fox Searchlight team, and to everyone who has contributed to this site over the years.
URL: Inside Searchlight feature on US!
We are hoping to offer some additional updates today, so be on the look-out (caw caw, caw caw!). A few recent updates and posts:
We are having a banner design contest at the Yankee Racers forum.
URL: contest thread
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No news, really…
But, the forum has been a tad slow since the software change-over. The Yankee Racers forum is a fantastic resource for everything about Wes Anderson and his films. Discuss film, music, and politics with like-minded (we dare say ‘awesome’) people, and get the latest news and chatter about the new one!
A little history: The Yankee Racers forum began in 2002 over on the EZBoard site. In 2006, with much hard work, all of the messages were migrated over to the Rushmore Academy server. We like to consider the forum its own independent entity — because it is — though the official forum of this site.
URL: The Yankee Racers
Please excuse the brief outage this afternoon. (update: One other little glitch, my webmaster at rushmoreacademy.com was incorrectly configured after the site outage. Mail to me was bounced back. The problem has been fixed.)
You can now access our message board at www.yankeeracers.org! Bookmark this new link!
We are also offering a limited number of e-mail accounts (powered by Google) @ yankeeracers.org. The first round of accounts will be limited to forum members (see the message board for details).
Pardon the current site outages. We are changing web hosts.
The Yankee Racers board is back!