Wednesday Round-Up

IndieWire: For $20,000, You Can Now Rent the House from ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’

Image credit Street Easy

“The famed house from Wes Anderson’s 2001 ‘The Royal Tenenbaums‘ is now available for rent for a cool $20,000 a month in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Harlem. Anderson discovered the house while location scouting in 2000 and said he admired the home’s storybook quality.’ Indeed, looking closely at the home’s listing on Street Easy reveals it’s been renovated since filming, but the house still retains plenty of the charm it held in the Oscar-nominated movie. “

Entertainment Inquirer: French Dispatch to complete for Palme d’Or at Cannes

“The latest film by American director Wes Anderson, ‘The French Dispatch,’ will premiere at this year’s Cannes film festival in the official competition, organizers said Friday.”

IndieWire: Royal Tenenbaums cast will reunite at Tribeca (sans Gene Hackman)

“The Tribeca Film Festival is adding some splashy talks to its upcoming New York City lineup, which promises to be the first major film festival in the U.S. to return to business as normal after the pandemic…

The 20th anniversary of “The Royal Tenenbaums” will be celebrated with a reunion of director Wes Anderson with stars Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, and Danny Glover. “

FilmStage: Wes Anderson to Shoot Next Film in Spain This Summer

El Pais reports that the director will be staying in Europe, but headed to Spain––specifically Chinchón in southeast Madrid––this July, August, and September to shoot his next movie. Sets are already being built for the production that resemble desert landscapes seen in westerns, though it’s reported that the film will not be in that genre.”

Call for contributors

Activity has continued over on the Facebook page, but things have been pretty quiet over here on rushmoreacademy.com.

Do people still visit websites?

I started the Rushmore Academy in 2000 as a shrine to Wes’ second film Rushmore (you can use the Wayback Machine to see what that looked like). Rushmore sparked my interest in film. Like, the good stuff. The Rushmore Academy started to expand as a repository to all things Wes with the release of The Royal Tenenbaums. We have, to varying degrees, covered the release of every film since then. I am still here, no longer a college student… almost middle-aged. With kids, silver hairs budding out of the sides of my head, a little exhausted but happy. But maybe we could use some folks with a bit more spark and vitality? So if you are interested in writing and contributing here on the site or over on the Facebook page, send me some ideas… your interest in the site and Wes Anderson… maybe a writing sample…. a glossy… your curriculum vitae?

This is gonna be enormous – Isle of Dogs wins Silver Bear

Exciting news from Berlin, Wes Anderson has won the Silver Bear for best director. The grand prize, the gold bear was hotly contested with many in the press speculating Isle of Dogs to be a strong candidate, but unfortunately that went to another movie. However a silver bear is still an excellent achievement, and shows promise for the movie and the awards it might win.

Predicting things seems to have become somewhat of a tradition on this site, and so we think there’s a very good chance of picking up some Oscars, in particular the award for Best Animated Feature. Wes Anderson is still yet to win an Oscar himself, though his films have in the past.

I like the pastel hues of Jeff Goldblum – That’s the title of something
-Wes Anderson

First 90 seconds of Isle of Dogs released

As the Berlinare premiere of Isle of Dogs draws nearer, Vulture has exclusively released a 90 second long clip from the actual, finished movie. The animation style and music will be very familiar to anybody who’s seen Fantastic Mr Fox, Wes Anderson’s previous animation, but this one looks much more violent, perhaps aimed at an older and less easily frightened audience his movies usually gather. An animated film not for the youngest audience, but for Wes  Anderson loving teens &  adults alike.

Isle of Dogs sure looks damn exciting to us, what do you think?

Isle of Dogs to premiere in Berlin

As we speculated back in April, Isle of Dogs will open at the 68th Berlin film festival. Isle of Dogs will see daylight on February 15th 2018 at the film festival, shortly after which it’ll be released in theatres in the US, UK and Australia.

I’m most delighted that Wes Anderson will kick off the Berlinale Competition again. Isle of Dogs will be the first animated film to open the Festival – a film that will capture audiences’ hearts with its Wes Anderson charm
-Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.