[FoRK] Wes Anderson's _Darjeeling Limited_

Rohit Khare <rohit at xent.com> on Mon Sep 3 21:43:48 PDT 2007

Found on MyWire -- how can a 4-year old startup headed by Louis  
Borders (of Books & Webvan fame) fly entirely under (my|our)  
radar? ;) -- RK


Quirky Wes Anderson unveils Indian adventure at Venice
Sep 3, 2007 | 706 words, 5 images

VENICE, Italy (AFP) — Quirky US director Wes Anderson drew heavily on  
his own family experiences for his brotherly bonding odyssey "The  
Darjeeling Limited" that premiered Monday at the Venice film festival.

In the film, a trio of brothers embark on a train journey across  
India in search of each other, their mother and themselves in  
Anderson's whimsical adventure flick that includes a cameo by Bill  
Murray as a businessman who may or may not be their mystery father.

"I've always wanted to make a film about three brothers," said  
Anderson, who has two brothers of his own. "It seems like we spent  
our whole lives fighting all the time, and yet they're the closest  
people in the world to me."

While the film has an improvisational feel, Jason Schwartzman, who  
played one of the brothers and co-wrote the screenplay, said it was  
"scripted to the word."
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Anderson said he drew inspiration from the Indian backdrop which he  
described as being "filled with colour like no other."

Building the settings was in itself a journey of discovery: "We  
wanted to try to discover things more than invent them," Anderson  
said. "We didn't build any sets except for the train, which is  
modelled on trains you find all over India."

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