Friday, November 09, 2012

One Glass of Wine, With Wes Anderson

There are great movies. There are great directors. Wes Anderson is one of my favorite directors of some of my favorite movies. Geoff's FB link, of Wes Anderson's audition tape for Star Wars, had me laughing out loud, joyful. It was a Geek Double Rainbow of Pop Culture and Art.

Then my cousin, Elias, shared an equally amusing Wes Anderson fan film, for Spiderman. More laughter. More Geek joy.

In all fairness, if you don't know his movies... Life Aquatic, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, Darjeeling Limited, well this may not register as all that hilarious. Otherwise: Hilarious.

I was rolling. I went straight to my FB page to thank my husband for making me laugh, to thank my cousin for adding to the merriment. I gushed profusely, in affectionate terms most befitting social media, but Geoff found me out...

It was one, small glass. With dinner. Honest. If it had been any more I would be asleep right now.

Geoff, I adore you.


  1. I was flipping through the channels a couple weeks ago and caught the last two-thirds of Darjeeling Express. I was mesmerized! It's so odd and quirky that I could not help but love it. That's where I first saw Wes Anderson's name . . . while not being one to pay much attention to movies, or directors, I determined to remember it for future reference.

  2. I prefer quirky films to run-of-the-mill films. And I don't think Harrison Ford is too old to play Han Solo.

  3. Hi, I'm here just to say I loved your post of your experiences spending summers in El Valle de Tacupeto... I was looking for a picture (catre) and ended up here. Thanks for sharing!

  4. We watched Bottle Rocket just last night; Dean's introduction to it (and of course he loved it). Drank wine, too (well, not Dean). There's nothing better than shared territory, and we're all ready to see Wes get the Star Wars call....

  5. I adore Wes Anderson movies. My husband and I rewatch them all the time.

    I had to laugh when I read your FB post too. I'm always proposing to my husband when I'm tipsy. I see it as a good sign - better than the alternative. :)

  6. Life Aquatic is one of my favorite films. Which still confuses me, as I'm pretty sure it's a journey about coming to grips with a mid-life crisis, while I am not yet thirty. Perhaps Anderson and Bill Murray can craft a message to any audience?


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