This time on the podcast, Ryan and James get together to discuss Wes Anderson’s 1996 film, Bottle Rocket.
About the film:
Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision (with cowriter Owen Wilson) in this visually witty and warm portrait of three young misfits. Best friends Anthony (Luke Wilson), Dignan (Owen Wilson), and Bob (Robert Musgrave) stage a wildly complex, mildly successful robbery of a small bookstore, then go ‘on the lam.’ During their adventures, Anthony falls in love with a South American housekeeper, Inez (Lumi Cavazos), and they befriend local thief extraordinaire Mr. Henry (James Caan). Bottle Rocket is a charming, hilarious, affectionate look at the folly of dreamers, shot against radiant southwestern backdrops, and the film that put Anderson and the Wilson brothers on the map.
Buy The Film On Amazon:
- Bottle Rocket on Criterion.com
- Martin Scorsese on Bottle Rocket
- James L Brooks on Bottle Rocket
- The Criterion Collection goes high definition
Next time on the podcast: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 film, Diabolique