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Rushmore

Wes Anderson

 
Rushmore (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1998
  • 93 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
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  • Spine #65

The dazzling sophomore film from Wes Anderson is equal parts coming-of-age story, French New Wave homage, and screwball comedy. Tenth grader Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is Rushmore Academy’s most extracurricular student—and its least scholarly. He faces expulsion and enters into unlikely friendships with both a lovely first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) and a melancholy self-made millionaire (Bill Murray, in an award-winning performance). Set to a soundtrack of classic British Invasion tunes, Rushmore defies categorization, capturing the pain and exuberance of adolescence with wit, emotional depth, and cinematic panache.

Cast

Max FischerJason Schwartzman
Mr. BlumeBill Murray
Miss CrossOlivia Williams
Dr. GuggenheimBrian Cox
Bert FischerSeymour Cassel
Dirk CallowayMason Gamble
Margaret YangSara Tanaka
Magnus BuchanStephen McCole
Dr. Peter FlynnLuke Wilson
Mr. LittleJeansKumar Pallana
Mr. AdamsDeepak Pallana
Coach BeckAndrew Wilson
Ronny and Donny BlumeRonnie and Keith McCawley

Credits

DirectorWes Anderson
Written byWes Anderson and Owen Wilson
Produced byBarry Mendel and Paul Schiff
Director of photographyRobert Yeoman
Production designerDavid Wasco
Edited byDavid Moritz
Costume designerKaren Patch
MusicMark Mothersbaugh
Music supervisorRandall Poster

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New digital transfer of the director’s cut, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Anderson, cowriter Owen Wilson, and actor Jason Schwartzman
  • The Making of “Rushmore,” an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson
  • Max Fischer Players Present, theatrical “adaptations” of Armageddon, Out of Sight, and The Truman Show, staged for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards
  • Episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Wes Anderson and actor Bill Murray
  • Audition footage
  • Anderson’s hand-drawn storyboards, plus a film-to-storyboard comparison
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Collectible poster
  • PLUS: A new essay by film critic Dave Kehr

    New cover by Eric Chase Anderson

Film Essays

Rushmore

By Dave Kehr November 22, 2011

The title of Wes Anderson’s Rushmore refers to the ivy-covered prep school attended by the film’s central character, Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman). Max, with his bushy eyebrows and imposing . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Rushmore

By Dave Kehr November 22, 2011

The title of Wes Anderson’s Rushmore refers to the ivy-covered prep school attended by the film’s central character, Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman). Max, with his bushy eyebrows and imposing . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

Rushmore Captured

November 09, 2011


Clippings

TRUE WES

April 06, 2009

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 . . . Read more »

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