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Rushmore

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Rushmore

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
93 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/05/99
performer:
Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Mason Gamble, Luke Wilson
director:
Wes Anderson
Producers:
American Empirical, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Productions
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
author:
Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it an A-

Writer-director Wes Anderson is the rare filmmaker who understands how crucial music is for setting a movie’s tone, and Rushmore‘s wonderfully strange ambiance owes a great deal to this similarly eccentric soundtrack. Featuring familiar names (the Who, John Lennon, Cat Stevens), less-familiar ones (the Creation, Unit 4+2), and originals by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, this collection won’t make much sense if you haven’t seen the movie. But for anyone who left the theater singing along to the Faces’ ”Ooh La La,” it’s an essential soundtrack. A-