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Old 10-12-2007, 11:14 AM   #16
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The Darjeeling Limited (minor spoilers)

Big Wes Anderson fan (see my user name)...saw Darjeeling last night...



I think "Darjeeling" marks a significant maturation in Anderson's writing and directing. This is his most honest, most grounded film. The majority of the characters in his previous films are all people I would love to meet, whereas the characters in "Darjeeling" are people I feel I already know. They are more true to life. "Darjeeling" doesn't have any over the top characters like a Steve Zissou, Max Fischer, or Royal Tenenbaum. The "Darjeeling" characters are certainly quirky and funny, but they came off as more real to me. The family dynamic was emotionally way more raw than "Tenenbaums" and I think the interaction between the brothers was exactly how a lot of siblings relate to each other. Their struggles struck a more palpable chord with me, whereas sometimes the emotional punch in his previous films take a backseat to the onscreen antics and witty/eccentric dialogue.

Visually it's the most beautiful film of the year. Every frame bursts with color and energy. There's a real organic feel to the cinematography and art direction. I liked how Anderson incorporated a lot more symbolism (the luggage, Adrien Brody holding the boy and then the baby, Owen Wilson's scars, etc.) as well.

Like a lot of Anderson's films they get even better with multiple viewings. I'd give "Darjeeling" a B+ / A-. I'm trying not to compare it to the previous movies because I really feel this is a different film.

I liked how the showing I saw screened "Hotel Chevalier" beforehand because it really fleshed out Schwartzman's character.
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Re: The Darjeeling Limited (minor spoilers)

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Visually it's the most beautiful film of the year. Every frame bursts with color and energy. There's a real organic feel to the cinematography and art direction.
While I definitely agree with the second part, it's certainly not the most beautiful of the year, though likely in the top 5.
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I have seen the previews several times at the theater the last few weeks.

And I really do like the Kinks songs.

Checking the sound track there are 3.

I think they are all in the preview.

Also, it seems like there is a lot of music by one Indian artist.

I am sure I will enjoy this on the big screen with a good sound system
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I´m excited to see this, I love wes´s films!
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While I definitely agree with the second part, it's certainly not the most beautiful of the year, though likely in the top 5.
just curious, what films would you put in front of it?
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So far, at least:

The Assassination of Jesse James (almost gaurenteed Best Cinematography)
Lust, Caution
Sunshine
and possibly Zodiac
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So far, at least:

The Assassination of Jesse James (almost gaurenteed Best Cinematography)
Lust, Caution
Sunshine
and possibly Zodiac
good list
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The Curse of the Golden Flower was absolutely gorgeous to look at, which was a relief as the storyline was like an incestuous soap opera.
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Absolutely loved it. My favorite film of the year.

One thing I love about seeing movies at the Alamo Drafthouse is the wide array of t shirts they sell, everything from Republicans For Voldemort to a silhouette of Rose McGowan in Planet Terror.

Fortunately for me, they had a few Darjeeling shirts on sale with the train's logo and a few elephants. I promptly snapped one up to complement my Team Zissou shirt.
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Re: The Darjeeling Limited (minor spoilers)

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The "Darjeeling" characters are certainly quirky and funny, but they came off as more real to me. The family dynamic was emotionally way more raw than "Tenenbaums" and I think the interaction between the brothers was exactly how a lot of siblings relate to each other. Their struggles struck a more palpable chord with me, whereas sometimes the emotional punch in his previous films take a backseat to the onscreen antics and witty/eccentric dialogue.

. . . .

I liked how the showing I saw screened "Hotel Chevalier" beforehand because it really fleshed out Schwartzman's character.


Couldn't agree with you more. I just saw it last night. "Hotel Chevalier" was great and Natalie Portman is just beautiful, beautiful! She reminded me so much of Audrey Hepburn.

I think the "whimsy" in Darjeeling Ltd. took a backseat to the three brothers and their problems. Definitely more realistic characters with more realistic problems, as a result, a bit of a downer at times IMO.

Beautiful, gorgeous setting. Everything (set design, music, art direction, location shots, extras, etc.) worked almost pitch perfect in this film. My only complaint, and it's not really a complaint as it is more of an observation, at several, several points during the last 20 minutes or so, I thought the film was ending . . . . and then another scene would come and the film just kept going. It kind of made me feel like I was in a manual car with someone who didn't know how to drive stick. Just when I was preparing for the end, it would start up again and keep going. Kind of weird, but not fatal. When the real ending did come, I felt it was a good, fine ending and left on an optimistic, upbeat note.

My one actual complaint: More Murray!!! I wanted more Bill Murray!!!!
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