• What do Orson Welles, François Truffaut, Mike Nichols, and Peanuts have in common? According to critic Matt Zoller Seitz, they’re just a few of the many influences on Wes Anderson’s films, and in a lovingly assembled and keenly edited five-part series of new video essays titled “The Substance of Style,” now playing and ongoing at Moving Image Source, he examines those inspirations in depth. (The site has already posted parts 1 through 3, with the remaining segments coming within the week.) One of our favorite moments so far comes at the end of the video in part 2: a split screen simultaneously following The Graduate’s Dustin Hoffman and Rushmore’s Bill Murray as they make their way into their respective backyard pools with a synchronized splash. Dive in!

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  • By Kieran Thompson
    April 07, 2009
    05:23 PM

    The video essays are wonderful. Criterion Darjeeling please? :-)
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  • By Gary Sefton
    April 07, 2009
    07:11 PM

    Thank you for this, and thanks for the excellent treatment you've given his films thus far -- looking forward to more Wes Anderson Blu-rays from you, and hopefully a long-desired release of The Darjeeling Limited!
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  • By Daniel Sardella
    April 09, 2009
    10:13 PM

    Would love a CC 'Darjeeling', but would be far more excited for a 'Rushmore' CC BD.
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  • By J A McKeown
    April 27, 2009
    02:26 AM

    darjeeling limited cc dvd. please?
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  • By Steven Adam Renkovish
    July 17, 2009
    05:09 PM

    I agree with the other comments. We need a DARJEELING LIMITED CC DVD! :)
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  • By Joshua Loewen
    August 21, 2009
    01:38 AM

    Darjeeling is so underappreciated. But it's as re-watchable as Rushmore (though they all are, I find Rushmore the absolute most re-watchable) and as deep and character driven as Tennenbaums. CC DVD now!!!!!
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  • By Jamie Walters
    January 08, 2010
    01:04 AM

    Criterion Darjeeling please? :-) It would be great to have an entire CC of Wes's work!
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  • By JFol
    January 08, 2010
    12:34 PM

    Is there going to be a Criteron Collection DVD of Darjeeling Limited? If anyone officially hears of this/knows of this, could you please let me know? Otherwise, will buy the standard edition now.
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  • By Suman Chatterjee
    May 14, 2010
    03:41 PM

    Yes, there is probably a criterion version of the film comming soon. Amazon has the item in their site already as a forthcoming attraction along with Thin Red Line and few more. I just found it out yesterday at Amazon site. Check Amazon.com
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  • By Brian Higgins
    May 25, 2010
    10:08 PM

    Can't wait to see Eric's cover art for Darjeeling Limited Criterion.
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