Rushmore (1998)

Rushmore Quote: “I Saved Latin! What Did You Ever Do?” – Max Fischer

Everyone’s been waiting for Dick Ebert to review a Wes Anderson movie. Today is that day. Will Shat The Movies’ everyman embrace the whimsy and sophistication of “Rushmore,” or will our red-blooded podcast elder scoff at the pretentious eccentricity of a wannabe auteur?

Calling Anderson the “Beck of directors,” Big D questions whether he hates the “Rushmore” director or hates himself. Ash explains his distinct style of filming, and Gene argues that Jason Schwartzman’s Max is a real dick. They all agree on one point: Bill Murray is absolutely wonderful in this movie.

In this episode, the Shat Crew also share a vocabulary lesson, analyze Anderson’s use of slow motion, listen while Gene does math, and debate whether Max’s stage productions help or hurt the movie overall.

Plot Summary: “Rushmore” When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max’s new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.
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