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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Wes Anderson’s Absurdist Family Comedy ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’

Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Wes Anderson's Absurdist Family Comedy 'The Royal Tenenbaums'

A Criterion Royal Flush! continues at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums.”

Anderson’s absurdist family comedy features a jam-packed cast full of eccentrics that recall the heyday of Preston Sturges. Anderson’s deadpan mannerist approach seems to bring out the best in his eclectic cast including Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray and Gene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum, the trouble-making patriarch who sets the story in motion. Fans of dogs being run over for comedic purposes will be especially pleased.

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