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Movies

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Sunshine, Columbine Library

Creative, quirky, funny and sweet, Wes Anderson films are one-of-a-kind originals. Check out some of his movies to see for yourself.

The Darjeeling Limited - Three brothers take a trip to India a year after their father’s funeral and finally find the closure they need to move forward with each of their lives. It might sound like a downer, but this movie is also funny, playful, and filled with great visual metaphors.

Fantastic Mr. Fox - based on the book by Roald Dahl, the movie stars George Clooney as the voice of Mr. Fox and Meryl Streep as the voice of Mrs. Fox. Mr. Fox finds a nice above ground home next to three of the biggest farms in the area. The temptation is too much and he goes on one last heist stealing from each of the farmers. The farmers find out and go after Mr. Fox and his family and friends. What happens next? Watch Fantastic Mr. Fox and find out.

The Royal Tenenbaums - Royal Tenenbaum is the patriarch of a family that fell apart. He brings his family back together in a last ditch effort to make amends before he dies of a terminal illness. Again it sounds really sad but that is the beauty of Wes Anderson, by focusing on eccentric people in sad situations he is able to highlight the real magic of life.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Steve Zissou, a renowned oceanographer, is on a hunt to kill the shark that killed his partner.The Life Aquatic is a madcap movie starring Bill Murray, Anjelica Houston, Kate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum. This Wes Anderson movie is a bit more dry and wacky than most of his films, but I find it is funnier the more you watch it.

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Emily, Columbine Library

This is a leisurely paced, beautifully filmed story of John Keats and his poetic muse, Fanny Brawne.   Those who love period pieces, such as Jane Austen adaptations, will delight to discover this hidden gem.  While first a tragic love story, the secondary characters and excellent cinematography flesh out the narrative and provide the background that let Keats and Fanny shine.

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Sunshine, Columbine Library

I'm Not There is an artistic rendering of Bob Dylan’s life in movie form. Director Todd Haynes has six different actors play the part of Bob Dylan as he transitions through different incarnations. Dylan is portrayed as a lover/imitator of Woody Guthrie, a folk singer, an artist playing electric guitar, an actor, a poet, and an outlaw. The result is a stunning and thought-provoking film.

In order to understand the subtlety and depth of this film, it helps to know a little about Dylan’s life beyond his song writing. All of the actors who play Dylan give great performances, but Kate Blanchett’s Dylan blew me away. There are funny moments - look for David Cross as Alan Ginsberg - as well as surreal moments - Kate Blanchett’s Dylan tied to a balloon in a dream sequence and Richard Gere’s Bob Dylan’s strange scene when the animals from the local zoo are roaming free behind him.

I’m Not There is a great movie for artists, lovers of Bob Dylan, and anyone who wants to watch a stimulating and creative film. Enjoy!

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