Federalist contributor Caroline D’Agati joins Ben Domenech on a special “Stream During Quarantine” edition of The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the 1998 coming-of-age comedy “Rushmore.”
This movie is seen as a dramatic boost in director Wes Anderson’s career, and just four years ago the film was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry.
Domenech and D’Agati discuss the relationship between co-writers Anderson and Owen Wilson and how “Rushmore” connects to their personal lives. D’Agati describes similarities between “Rushmore” main character Max Fischer and the writers.
“By all accounts, by how [the writers] describe it and for how personal the film is to them, it’s very possible [there are parallels between the writers and the characters.] Owen Wilson got expelled from school like Max Fischer does,” D’Agati said.