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***Official THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Lowell_B, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Lowell_B

    Lowell_B Well-Known Member

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    Although I've seen it mentioned now and again in various threads, to not have a unique thread for a film like this is a crime. [​IMG]

    Luckily, I have an excuse, as filming starts today in Rome. [​IMG]

    A quick synopsis: The Life Aquatic is being described as an adventure comedy. It follows the wacky adventures of “an oceanographer and his crew on a series of wild deep-sea adventures, including the search for a shark.

    The Cast: (Taken from WesAnderson.org)
    Bill MURRAY as Steve Zissou
    Owen WILSON as Ned Plimpton
    Anjelica HUSTON as Eleanor Zissou
    Jeff GOLDBLUM as Bill Ubell
    Willem DAFOE as Klaus Daimler
    Cate BLANCHETT as Jane Winslett-Richardson
    Peter STORMARE as Unknown Character
    Bud CORT as Unknown Character

    Edited, Shot, and Scored by Wes Anderson regulars David Moritz, Robert Yeoman, Mark Mothersbaugh respectively.

    Is anyone else as excited about this as I am? Wes Anderson has done no wrong in my book, and this looks to continue in his tradition of incredible films. Great cast, bizarrely unique plot, I don't think there's any doubt in my mind that this is my most anticipated movie in production at the moment.

    It doesn't hurt that Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums are two of my favorite movies of all time either. [​IMG]

    Here's a link to the website with more news and info if you're so inclined:http://www.wesanderson.org/lifeaquatic/index.html

    Lowell
     
  2. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Well-Known Member

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    As always, I cannot wait to see the next Wes Anderson flick.

    He's 3 for 3 so far, and this one looks to be like another grand slam.
     
  3. Nick Sievers

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    Yep, put me down as well. The cast is great, the director hasn't let me down yet - likely another winner.

    Did Wilson co-write on this one as well?
     
  4. MartinTeller

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    I can't believe you left Kumar off your cast listing!

    I'm excited. Peter Stormare, Willem Dafoe and Bud Cort should fit in very well in a Wes Anderson film. Jeff Goldblum, I'm less sure about.



    No.
     
  5. Lowell_B

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    Glad that Bill Murray will get a bigger role than his supporting turn in "Tenenbaums." For that reason (and for the fact that Wes is 3 for 3), I'm really looking forward to this one.
     
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    Dome Vongvises Well-Known Member

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    2 for 2 for me. Never seen Bottle Rocket.
     
  8. MatthewLouwrens

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    See Bottle Rocket - it's good. Not quite up to Rushmore or Tenenbaums in my opinion, but it is definitely better than most films out there.

    I think Scorcese had it as one of the 10 best films of the 1990's.

    Looking forward to The Life Aquatic - should be interesting. According to AICN, there will be some use of stop-motion in the film (Henry Selick is supposedly doing the work) - wonder where that will fit in?
     
  9. Matt Stone

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    Saw the trailer today before a screening of We Don't Live Here Anymore. Looks strange and funny and like nothing I've ever seen before. Typical Anderson. [​IMG]

    M.
     
  13. Jason Harbaugh

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    Yahoo has the trailer up.

    The Trailer

    edit: I swear I did two searches and didn't find a thread. My bad. [​IMG]
     
  14. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Well-Known Member

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    Great trailer.

     
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    Jason thanks for the trailer grab. I was unaware of this film till today. Thrilled there is something to look forward to in new releases. Soon? In my book Angelica Houston on board is a plus. And I have always found Jeff Goldblum (for reasons I cannot fathom) fascinating in the sense of staring of King Cobra down till it moves down the path. The man is sensual in a raw bizarre manner with constant emotive sex appeal I cannot pinpoint the basis for. Bill Murray I always have mixed emotions about, but often like (against my will) films he is involved in.

    The Royal Tennebaums is a favorite on my ‘black humor’ list a genre I am consistently drawn too, regardless my family finds me strange for these tastes.
     
  16. Seth Paxton

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    Isn't it just incredible how Anderson has climbed the ranks of status directors who can draw in top acting talent.

    First he got James Caan, then he got Bill Murray, after that he was getting a serious name in the biz and was able to put together the RT cast (plus by then both Wilsons had become pretty famous also), now he has perhaps expanded even upon that RT cast.

    He earned every inch of that respect too.

    A lot of people will put Murray with Coppola when they reflect on his career but Murray really belongs with Anderson when you discuss his development in Oscar respected roles. If anything it was the fact that he was overlooked in Rushmore that laid the groundwork for him to get a nod in LiT.

    Murray didn't need to be "saved" like QT did with Travolta, but he did give him a similar boost to a lesser degree.


    I think Goldblum's style and typical choices fit perfectly with Anderson's style and humor up to this point. This could really be a role that shows his best side, so to speak.


    My only dread, a little whisper in the back of my head, is that Anderson might push farther and farther out, emboldened with his success, until he gets a bit too far out and into flat out weird.

    But at this point he's not even close to that, so my fear is probably completely silly.


    BTW, trailer is killer. This looks like another Anderson homerun. I assume this is an Oscar season hopeful as well.
     
  17. Seth Paxton

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    Side note: another Scott Rudin production effort as well.

    He's been with some misfires, but I've been impressed with the quality of films he tends to be associated with lately, as well as the type of directors.

    Truman Show
    South Park:BLU (well, just executive it appears)
    Bringing Out the Dead
    Wonder Boys
    Changing Lanes
    School of Rock
    Iris
    The Hours
    The Village (despite critical reception it was an artistic attempt)
    Manchurian Candidate
    Royal Tennenbaums
    Life Aquatic


    He's had some comedy and action duds, but he seems to generally be around good productions. These films tend to reflect the style of the director more than showing a consistent Rudin style, but he seems to be good at helping bring their style to the screen at least, as well as putting quality people into the production in general.

    edit: I see from IMDb that Premiere had him as the #18th most powerful guy in Hollywood for 2003.
     
  18. MatthewLouwrens

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    I need a downloadable version of that trailer. From what I could see of it, it looks good.

    "What would be the scientific purpose of killing it?"
    "Revenge."

    That's funny.
     
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    Wow, what a great trailer. Had me smiling bemusedly, which is something Wes Anderson's movies do to me quite often.
     
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    Funny trailer. [​IMG]
     

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