"Did you hear they're teaching Japanese next year?"
"That's the rumor."
"And they're canceling Latin."
"WHAT? I tried to get Latin canceled
for five years. 'It's a dead language,' I'd always say."
"Well I guess they finally heard you."
That quote from Jacques Cousteau...
"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to
lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."
... is the direct line that leads Max to Miss Cross 1st Grade Teacher and unwitting cause of his downfall. She wrote the quote in the book, see, and since she's played by the perfectly wonderful and entirely under-appreciated Olivia Williams, well, it's not hard to see why she drives all the man-boys and boy-men about her to madness.
Same, Max! Same. You know you're in for interesting stuff when a possible love interest, no matter the age difference, is always and constantly framed by bookshelves...
Anyway as mentioned yesterday Rushmore is turning 20 today - any fans in the house? Bottle Rocket is perfectly fine but it was Rushmore when I fell for Wes Anderson, and I'm pretty positive I'm far from alone on that front...
Nerd Swoon. I had the Rushmore poster hanging on my wall in my college dorm so you know it was serious. If you haven't yet voted, or if you want to vote again, on yesterday's "Beauty vs Beast" poll click over to The Film Experience, and tell me your thoughts and or memories about Rushmore in the comments here...