... you can learn from:
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Anthony: One morning, over at Elizabeth's beach house, she asked me if I'd rather go water-skiing or lay out. And I realized that not only did I not want to answer THAT question, but I never wanted to answer another water-sports question, or see any of these people again for the rest of my life.
A happy 25 to the birth of Wes Anderson! I don't mean the director's actual birthday -- dude is not 25 -- I mean the birth of "Wes Anderson" as a filmmaker, a brand unto himself. Bottle Rocket came out on this day in 1996, and Wes was pretty well self-branded right out the gate with Bottle Rocket -- sure it's a little looser, sloppier, than the arch dioramas he makes now, but I still think you go back and you look at Bottle Rocket you can tell it's a Wes Anderson movie. And it's not just the Wilson Brothers. Do y'all like Bottle Rocket? I do very much, but I also recognize it as a starting point -- I think his films have gotten richer with age and, weirdly, with more artifice.