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« on: July 09, 2003, 04:11:29 PM »
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Now, there's a Paul Thomas Anderson page with the same deal going down, but I find it more appropriate to see what parallels people are drawing to the writing of JD Salinger over in Wes-land.

I've read Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories and just finished Franny and Zooey and can point out VERY obvious homages/stolen things in the Wes Anderson films. But first, let's see what every one else comes up with!

Also, are there any other authors/filmmakers he borrows directly from?
I personally find that if you want to make a movie based on one of your favorite books that the author won't let get made into a movie, what Wes Anderson has come up with works rather well. Making it both his own and somebody elses.

Now go ahead. Discuss!

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2003, 09:46:57 PM »
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Here's is the ultimate wes anderson influences resource....

http://www.wesanderson.org/favorites.html

He's definitely got some good taste.

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2003, 10:11:00 PM »
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i could be totally wrong, but i think he mentions that he based the 'look' of Rushmore on the 'Life and Death of Col. Blimp'...

and i like that one quote:

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2003, 11:11:15 PM »
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wasn't mama glass's last name Tenenbaum or a variation of that spelling?
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2003, 06:22:27 AM »
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Aight, here's alot o' what I picked up on (in no particular order):

-BooBoo Glass' married name is Tanenbaum (Down by the Dinghy)
-When Zooey Glass is bathing, there are numerous references to his smoking and the radiator, not to mention his mother comes into the bathroom to talk to him. (Franny and Zooey). I see an obvious Margot and Ethel parallel. Also, part of their time in the bathroom centers around Zooey's problems with a razor, which sorta made me think of the suicide scene in Tenenbaums.
-Private schools attended by main characters in both Catcher in the Rye and Rushmore
-The scene where Holden sneaks into his house in "Catcher" and catches up with his little sister is reflected when Anthony visits his little sister in Bottle Rocket.
-Holden from "Catcher" visits a history museum in NY, while Margot and Richie run away  to the museum.
-Holden and Max both have red hunting hats (or maybe I'm just foolin' myself there)

I can't think of anything else right now. I know that Salinger has created many more dark moments than Anderson, so it's hard to get anywhere with the bleaker of the short stories.

(is bleaker a word??)

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2003, 08:12:54 AM »
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while Margot and Richie run away  to the museum.

but isn't that from that one book with Basil in the title that I can't remember
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2003, 12:59:38 PM »
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Quote from: AntiDumbFrogQuestion
Aight, here's alot o' what I picked up on (in no particular order):

-BooBoo Glass' married name is Tanenbaum (Down by the Dinghy)
-When Zooey Glass is bathing, there are numerous references to his smoking and the radiator, not to mention his mother comes into the bathroom to talk to him. (Franny and Zooey). I see an obvious Margot and Ethel parallel. Also, part of their time in the bathroom centers around Zooey's problems with a razor, which sorta made me think of the suicide scene in Tenenbaums.
-Private schools attended by main characters in both Catcher in the Rye and Rushmore
-The scene where Holden sneaks into his house in "Catcher" and catches up with his little sister is reflected when Anthony visits his little sister in Bottle Rocket.
-Holden from "Catcher" visits a history museum in NY, while Margot and Richie run away  to the museum.
-Holden and Max both have red hunting hats (or maybe I'm just foolin' myself there)

I can't think of anything else right now. I know that Salinger has created many more dark moments than Anderson, so it's hard to get anywhere with the bleaker of the short stories.

(is bleaker a word??)


uh, a family of geniuses in the Glass family
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2003, 02:56:59 PM »
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uh, a family of geniuses in the Glass family


Uh, I expect that maybe I wouldn't point out the obvious and trust people to not be that stupid to not observe two families of geniuses if they're familiar with both Wes Anderson and JD Salinger, thank you.

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2003, 02:58:21 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2003, 10:41:12 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2003, 12:09:12 PM »
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while Margot and Richie run away  to the museum.

but isn't that from that one book with Basil in the title that I can't remember


from the mixed up files of mrs basil e frankwieler

i remmeber reading that book as a kid and really really enjoying it...i wish iread more
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2003, 08:13:02 PM »
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Thank you
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2003, 09:58:28 AM »
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Now, there's a Paul Thomas Anderson page with the same deal going down, but I find it more appropriate to see what parallels people are drawing to the writing of JD Salinger over in Wes-land.

I've read Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories and just finished Franny and Zooey and can point out VERY obvious homages/stolen things in the Wes Anderson films. But first, let's see what every one else comes up with!

Also, are there any other authors/filmmakers he borrows directly from?
I personally find that if you want to make a movie based on one of your favorite books that the author won't let get made into a movie, what Wes Anderson has come up with works rather well. Making it both his own and somebody elses.

Now go ahead. Discuss!


I constanly thought about Rushore while reading The Cather in the Rye.

 

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