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The Darjeeling Limited

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 12, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited is the first Wes Anderson movie since Rushmore that I’ve really liked after seeing it for the first time. The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic both took another viewing (and now I love them both).

Two more Wes Anderson/Dareeling things and then I think we’re done for awhile. Marc Jacobs created the luggage and the fashion “look” for Darjeeling:

The result is a large set of tawny luggage and a trio of suits with matching back belts and angled cuffs for the three main characters, played by onscreen brothers Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. Once again, as in Anderson’s previous films like “Rushmore” and “The Royal Tenenbaums,” the cast wears one look throughout the film. “I like actors to have costumes that help them to get into character,” says Anderson. “Whether it’s a good idea or not, I tend to give them uniforms.”

See also How to Dress Like a Tenenbaum from Esquire in 2002. The Onion A/V Club recently interviewed Anderson. His response near the end about his commercial work is interesting.

For The Life Aquatic soundtrack, Seu Jorge

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 02, 2005

For The Life Aquatic soundtrack, Seu Jorge covered a few David Bowie songs in Portuguese. Now he’s released an entire album of them.

Dressed as their favorite characters from a Wes Anderson movie

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 19, 2005

Dressed as their favorite characters from a Wes Anderson movie.