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August 5, 2017  

Episode #6: The Royal Tenenbaums


In episode #6 we discuss Wes Anderson's comedic drama The Royal Tenenbaums. With a star studded cast, this detailed world delves in the dysfunctional lives of the Tenenbaum family. Starring Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Danny Glover.


The Royal Tenenbaums - Criterion Collection

The Apple Cube

Wes Anderson movies:

Bottle Rocket


The Royal Tenenbaums

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Darjeeling Limited

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Moonrise Kingdom

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Burn After Reading

The Wilson brothers

Owen Wilson

Luke Wilson

Andrew Wilson (who appeared in Whip It with Ellen Page)

Narrated by Alec Baldwin

30 Rock

A compilation of Wes Anderson slow motion shots

Eric Chase Anderson (brother of Wes Anderson)

Some of Eric Anderson’s drawings

Property Masters

Wes Anderson miniatures

Bill Murray plays Margo’s husband

Stars as Bob Harris in Lost in Translation

Stars as Peter Venkman in Ghosbusters

Anjelica Huston plays Etheline Tenenbaum

Danny Glover plays Henry Sherman, Etheline’s love interest

Futura Bold is the font of choice in this movie.

Also used exclusively by Field Notes

Helvetica Documentary

The Warriors

Music from The Royal Tenenbaums Soundtrack

Hey Jude - The Mutato Muzika Orchestra

111 Archer Avenue - Mark Mothersbaugh (Royal Tenenbaum Theme)

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon

Christmas Time is Here - The Vince Guaraldi Trio

These Days - Nico (Not to be confused with Neko Case)

Judy is a Punk - The Ramones

Gymnoépdie No. 1 by Éric Satie

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones

Baz Luhrmann also has very stylized films

Romeo + Juliet

Moulin Rouge!

The Great Gatsby

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