The Darjeeling Limited

Wes Anderson is one of my all-time favorite directors. I love his films because they are quirky and cool. They are almost always about trying to find family, or community. They are also great works of art in terms of the way they are shot. I also really admire his use of music in film and the way he’s crafted his own style that is distinctively his now. That’s no small feat.
Anyway, he’s got a new film out called “The Darjeeling Limited.” It’s not getting the greatest reviews right now, but I don’t care – I’ve loved every film he’s done before so I’m hoping to see this one sometime this week. I went to the link above and watched the trailer and listened to several of the songs – great music.
I heard there was a short film called “Hotel Chevalier” which was supposed to serve as an epilogue to the film itself, though it’s no longer part of the release to theaters. Instead it’s been released ahead of time for free. You can download it at itunes. There’s some nudity/language so be careful where you watch it. it’s so quirky in that little teaser that it makes me want to see the film.
I was trying to figure out what my favorite Wes Anderson film was so I ranked them…feel free to argue.
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1. Rushmore
2. The Royal Tennenbaums
3. Bottle Rocket
4. The Life Aquatic
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16280716611138226877 J. Hall

    Rushmore is by far the best and most accessible. the royal tennebaums is CLASSIC though. it’s so awkard, but so true to a family dynamic. just the personality are on 11 instead of 6 or lower.

    bill murray in life aquatic was just brilliant. the total A-hole that’s far too sensitive.

    looking forward to this new one.