“Take Dead Aim on the Rich Boys” – Celebrating the sounds of Wes Anderson films

Want a conversation topic to have over a beer with a bunch of movie loving friends?  Discuss filmmaker Wes Anderson’s body of work.  There’s some good and there’s some bad.  Rushmore is a classic.  If you ask me to name my 10 favorite films of all-time, Rushmore makes the list.  Bottle Rocket is charming enough, but recent films like The Dajeerling Limited seem a bit disjointed.

But one thing that remains consistently wonderful throughout all of his films is the music that fills them.  I bet Mr. Anderson made some killer mixtapes for his high school girlfriends. In recent weeks, I’ve found myself putting the soundtracks of his films on heavy rotation.  I’m not exactly sure why.  Probably the not-too-soft, not-too-rough sound that makes them perfectly kid friendly.

So I decided to compile the best tracks from these soundtracks into a single playlist.  Enjoy “Take dead aim on the rich boys” over at boombox.shinynewtoy.com.

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You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn’t matter. You were born rich and you’re going to stay rich. But here’s my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can’t buy backbone. Don’t let them forget it. Thank you.

- Henry Blume


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