If I were making a list of my top 10 favorite movies of all time you can bet your sweet tail it would include Rushmore. That said I’ll bet you can imagine me doing my blogsphere famous “Shake U hiney it’s SO finey” dance when I was offered at spot in an interview with Jason Schwartzman.
Have you seen HBO’s Bored To Death yet? If not, DO.. you’ll thank me! This interview though was for the new movie he is staring in with the likes of Meryl Streep, Bill Murray and SWOON George Clooney Fantastic Mr. Fox. Mr. Fox is directed by the simply sublime Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, I want to be on team Zissou!, and The Royal Tenenbaums).
In the film Schwartzman plays a young fox dealing with the emotional trials and tribulations of competing for his father’s attention whist trying to figure out his place it the world. The movie is based on the book by Roald Dahl who authored the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
When Schwartzman was asked if he related to his character in the film, Ash, he gave one of the best and most visual descriptions I’ve ever heard and actor give, it made me.. who was NOT content with waiting for the DVD release KNOW I had go to see it!
When I read the script, I completely related to this character. I mean, I literally like down to almost every aspect of it. I’m the son of George Clooney and Meryl Streep, of course in the movie. What if that was the BIG reveal? I’m here to announce I’m the son of Meryl Streep and George Clooney? …. I’m an adolescent fox, about 12-13 years old, in fox years. And I’m little. I haven’t hit my growth spurt yet, and I don’t have many friends. I get picked on a little bit, quite a bit actually. And I like a girl who doesn’t really like me back and likes my cousin actually who is living with us…
How many of us can relate to our adolescent years and pining for unrequited love? Larry Ward, where ever you are, I loved you! Why didn’t you ever notice me? I must have played John Waite’s Missing You a zillion times just thinking of your green eyes and seeing you at the locker next to mine after homeroom every day.. oh wait I got off topic there, SORRY
I think Jason says it best in his own words, listen to the the interview Listen HERE (thanks to my new buddy Daily Actor for his mad tech skills in cleaning up the audio and hitting the high points for us). It’s been a while since I’ve considered venturing out with the WHOLE brood to see a movie. It’s not a cheap or really very entertaining prospect to take FOUR kids to the theater.. BUT for this one I’m going to do it!
OH OH one MORE thing Mario Batali food network SUPASTAH, who’s kick butt eatery Carne Vino The DH my parents and I had the mouth watering pleasure of dining at in Vegas, voices Rabbit in the movie.. AND guess WHAT he has whipped up some recipes for us JUST in time for TURKEY DAY! Courtesy of Fantastic Mr. Fox you can download Mario’s recipes HERE.