Royal: Look, I know I’m going to be the bad guy on this one, but I just want to say the last six days have been the best six days of probably my whole life.
Narrator: Immediately after making this statement, Royal realized that it was true.
Via the Music Film Reporter:
2. After You’ve Gone – Gene Austin, Candy And CoCo
3. Simone, Naked, Cell Block-J, Hobby Room
4. Fiasco – Gus Viseur
5. Moses Rosenthaler
6. I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) – Grace Jones
7. Mouthwash De Menthe
8. Sonata for Mandolin and Guitar A-Dur K.331, Adagio – Boris Bjoern Bagger, Detlef Tewes
9. Cadazio Uncles and Nephew Gallery
10. “Inseguimento al Taxi (The Chase)” – Mario Nascimbene
11. The Berensen Lectures at the Clampette Collection
12. L’Ultima Volta – Ennio Morricone
13. Tu M’as Trop Menti – Chantal Goya
14. J’en déduis que je t’aime – Charles Aznavour
15. Fugue No.2 in C minor [The Well-Tempered Clavier – Book 2 BWV 871] – The Swingle Singers
16. Adagio – Georges Delerue
17. Police Cooking
18. The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner
19. Kidnappers Lair
20. A Multi-Pronged Battle Plan
21. Blackbird Pie
22. Commandos, Guerillas, Snipers, Climbers and the Jeroboam
23. Animated Car Chase
24. Lt. Nescaffier (Seeking Something Missing…)
25. Aline – Jarvis Cocker
Chad and Jeremy on American Bandstand (November 28, 1964)
Tweet @rushmoreacademy or comment on this post with the pseudonym that you would use to check-in to the Grand Budapest Hotel. One winner (U.S. residents only), the most ingenious pseudonym as determined by the Rushmore Academy editors, will receive a Grand Budapest Hotel prize pack courtesy of ABKCO Music and Fox Searchlight:
- Copy of the soundtrack signed by Wes Anderson
- Mini film poster
- Monthly tear-away calendar
- Society of the Crossed-keys pin
- The Wes Anderson Collection book
Be sure to tag the #grandbudapesthotel, @ABKCO, @foxsearchlight in your tweets! Buy ABKCO’s Grand Budapest Hotel soundtrack here. Deadline for submissions is Friday, 4 April 2014 at 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern time. Contributors to rushmoreacademy.com are not eligible for this prize.
- (Above) A beautiful poster of Suzy keeping watch with her secret powers by coldcigarettes.
- Classic interview: In a 2002 feature in The New York Times, Wes Anderson watches Truffaut’s Small Change, the principal inspiration for Moonrise Kingdom.
- Lox Papers put together a lovely styleboard for Suzy Bishop, complete with a kitten.
- Entertainment Weekly made a Spotify playlist of their favorite songs from WA films.
- Discover what your favorite Wes Anderson film says about you over at The Atlantic.
- Slate posits that Moonrise is part of Anderson’s ongoing ode to Peanuts.
- In lieu of an autograph, Bill Murray agreed to walk down a hallway in slow-motion.
- Do you want to own a piece of Anderson movie history? Focus Features has donated Sam’s Khaki Scout uniform to the Variety the Children’s Charity of New York auction. Bidding starts at $125.
- Kara and Jared are just two of the most charming young actors around. (And we’re charmed that Kara got to keep Suzy’s kitten!)
If you’ve ever enjoyed Wes Anderson’s keen sense of pairing just the right song with justthe right scene, you have Randall Poster to thank. NPR has a wonderful interview with Poster that focuses on his work with Wes. Poster has worked on all of Wes’s films post-Bottle Rocket, after meeting through a mutual friend.
While walking around a farmer’s market, Anderson told Poster about a piece of music that he wanted to use for Bottle Rocket but couldn’t because of a rights issue.
“I was so smitten with the film that I basically promised to get any piece of music that he ever wanted to use in a movie,” Poster says. “And that kicked us off.”
Randall Poster’s interview with NPR is a real gem and offers a very different perspective of working on an Anderson film. To learn even more about Poster’s work, a 2007 interview with the Guardian has some great blurbs about working on WA films and others.
Image of Poster on the set of The Darjeeling Limited from moviefone.
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. In addition to his massive musical legacy, he was also a daring director and founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, which in our estimation is bar none the best independent film distributor in the world. Yauch was also a passionate movie lover, and he was asked by Criterion to put together a list of his top ten favorite Criterion titles. His list is eclectic and knowledgeable, and it includes two Wes Anderson titles. You can see the list and read his funny, creative reasons (starting with #10 and going up) here.
- Above: “What Kind of a Bird Are You?” 1 of 6 in a series by Paperbeatscissors
- 20 minutes of Behind of Scenes footage from the Moonrise Kingdom set. Also, cast and crew interviews with Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and more.
- Tickets for Cannes opening night film sell out.
- Google+Hangout Session offers Roman Coppola’s floating head.
- American singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato adds a Wes Anderson classic to his top 5.
- The Agony and the Ecstasy of Wes Anderson
- If you’re in Edinburgh, you should be gearing up for the We Heart Wes Retrospective starting May 17
- Chicago’s Gallery 27’s first show will be Futura: An art show tribute to Wes Anderson on June 2. (Miranda Dressler’s Fantastic Mr. Fox screenprint will be in the show.)