“Rushmore” saved Jason Schwartzman. What did you ever do? Wes Anderson somehow manages to keep improving upon himself, with “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” standing as highlights of an already distinguished filmography, but 1998’s “Rushmore” will always be in the conversation for the filmmaker’s best work. His brother Eric Chase Anderson made a short documentary about
The project was born when Anderson asked his brother shoot the electronic press kit (EPK) for “Rushmore”; EPKs are usually quite brief, but Anderson had the idea to put something more substantial together by having his brother work on the project throughout the entire shoot. Eric narrates the short-form documentary, detailing how certain scenes were achieved and briefly speaking to his brother and Schwartzman, among others.
Following 2009’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Anderson is set to return to the world of stop-motion animation with his as-yet untitled next film. Watch both parts of the “Rushmore” documentary below.