A thread for Wes Anderson's "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"

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Titular protagonist to be voiced by George Clooney.
http://www.smashbros.com/en_uk/characters/images/fox/fox_070611c-l.jpg

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i love this re-imagining

s1ocki, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yalls is blowin mines

jhøshea, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

will ILX even still be here by the time this is released, I wonder

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it's just really smart to introduce modern-day weaponry into the mix. makes it less dated.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Word is Peter, Paul, and Mary are reuniting to record the title song for the sdtk?

n/a, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sophie Dahl zero gravity nude scene

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the tagline on the poster is apparently "DON'T F--K WITH THE FOX" with like a little "censored" sign over the word fuck

s1ocki, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm a pretty big fan of Dahl, but I never read this one (or even heard of it until recently wtf). The plot summary on wikipedia makes it sound like its a story where nothing happens.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(or rather "fox steals chickens. farmers hate him. the end")

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

couldn't you use that exact same plot summary to describe the holocaust?

s1ocki, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i havn't read mr. fox since i was very small, but i recall it being way, way better than the witches or the chocolate one. i remember it being sort of an ongoing saga between these farmers, who keep coming up with ways to catch the fox, and the fox very cleverly outsmarting them in a variety of ways. i guess not a lot "happens," in that nobody writes a play or shaves their head and tries to kill themselves or goes on sea adventures, but as a kids' flick it might be pretty neat.

Will M., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I don't know this one either.

a story where nothing happens.

hence WA attraction

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the holocaust: a story where nothing happens.

jhøshea, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that's what you guys are basically saying.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the holocaust: a story about chickens where nothing happens. also there is a fox.

jhøshea, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.dictatorofthemonth.com/Hitler/eva17.jpg

eh i dunno what do you wanna do today?

i asked you first!

jhøshea, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/1433/rommelportraitiz4.jpg

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i read this book as a kid but i can't remember it very well. i think i liked Danny The Champion of the World better.

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Best invocation of Godwin's yet

also, FOKKER

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

STAR FOKKER

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what the hell s1ocki

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think I ruined this thread. ;_;

n/a, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.stewwebb.com/FoxnewsNazi.jpg

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 20:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Jarvis has signed up to contribute to the soundtrack

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 17 July 2008 21:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hmmm.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 17 July 2008 22:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

i heard he's just giving WA "this is hardcore" to use

s1ocki, Thursday, 17 July 2008 22:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

OMG

the farmers are called boggis, bunce and bean
one is short, one is fat and one is lean

fond (albeit fuzzy) childhood memories.

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 17 July 2008 22:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Mr Fox film to premiere in London

And the trailer should be around any moment now.

Ned Trifle II, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 08:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

i like that anderson's doing something different

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK THERE'S SOME DIFFERENT SHIT POPPIN OFF (latebloomer), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 08:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also lots of pics at the official site

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3765277378_bd610d2229.jpg

Ned Trifle II, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 08:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

the farmers are called boggis, bunce and bean
one is short, one is fat and one is lean

Farmers look great.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2630/3765283310_1b1f8dd4ea.jpg

Ned Trifle II, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 08:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

GO BACK

keener about this than about alice in wonderland i reckon.

ledge, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 08:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.themovieinsider.com/images/p/600/10409.jpg

Was very fond of this particular Dahl as a kid, although even then I thought Mr. Fox was a bit of a smarmy cnut.

N1ck (Upt0eleven), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 09:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

trailer

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810028004/trailer

ledge, Friday, 31 July 2009 09:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

I know it's childish and I shouldn't be irritated by such things but couldn't he have found one English actor to be one of the good guys instead of using them just for the bad guys? I say we go back to using German accents to denote evil.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 31 July 2009 10:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't mind being the bad guys

ledge, Friday, 31 July 2009 10:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

But we're always the bad guys now*. I blame Sir Anthony Hopkins.

*completely unscientific opinion based on about 2 films.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 31 July 2009 10:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am excited for this movie!

the stain specialist (Viceroy), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Viceroy just said to me, "I bet I'll like this more than you."

:O

a muttering inbred (called) (not named) (Abbott), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

looks pretty great. would be cool with my daughter seeing this but she'll probably still be too young for movies by the time this comes out

girlish in the worst sense of that term (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

will ILX even still be here by the time this is released, I wonder

― El Tomboto, Tuesday, November 6, 2007 1:19 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

countdown to extinction

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Word is Peter, Paul, and Mary are reuniting to record the title song for the sdtk?

― n/a, Tuesday, November 6, 2007 1:27 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i have literally no idea what possessed me to post this ... it's not even a joke?

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

trailer irritates, is it really going to be the clippy looking?

akm, Friday, 31 July 2009 18:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha what?

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

life is weird

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Looks fun though it'd be nice to see Schwartzmann do something other than the usual intense/dorky thing

More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Friday, 31 July 2009 19:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

who is the last voice in the trailer?

thomp, Friday, 31 July 2009 19:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

and if I have to hear that Clooney click-click-whistle thing ever again in my life, acts of murder WILL happen

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 March 2014 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Sorry, a recent third viewing confirmed it as Anderson's masterpiece for me.

Eric H., Monday, 17 March 2014 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

in fairness the book's plot would prob only fill like half an hour's worth of movie -- i reread it right after seeing the film and was shocked by how much shorter it seemed than i remembered.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 17 March 2014 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

That whistling thing is from M*A*S*H, innit?

Eric H., Monday, 17 March 2014 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

I liked it when Sutherland did it

NO ONE ELSE EVER

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 March 2014 23:50 (five years ago) Permalink

plus the weird kid with the cape and Mrs Fox slaps Mr Fox across the face in a domestic argument...all it needed was one of the kids getting caught jerking off and we could have been watching the Squid and the Whale with Chase Scenes

idk

the whole thing annoyed me a lot

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 March 2014 23:51 (five years ago) Permalink

and if I have to hear that Clooney click-click-whistle thing ever again in my life, acts of murder WILL happen

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, March 17, 2014 7:48 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

that thing was the worst

Hungry4Ass, Monday, 17 March 2014 23:54 (five years ago) Permalink

glad someone on here finally got my back on this 1

Hungry4Ass, Monday, 17 March 2014 23:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Madness

treeship's assailing (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I still nurse a crush on the cousin.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:31 (five years ago) Permalink

xxpost i got you boo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Veg, can you be my reverse barometer for all cinema?

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 01:02 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah how often do you get Ursa, Non, and Zod to agree on a movie?

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 01:03 (five years ago) Permalink

they have corrupted even the children of Andersonville

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 01:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Morbs, I know you think just because you watched Showgirls I'm going to watch The King of Comedy, but it ain't gonna happen.

Eric H., Tuesday, 18 March 2014 01:12 (five years ago) Permalink

haha, I watched Showgirls about 2 years ago, I just had to chime in when I saw that fucking book title.

What if I leave you a copy of tKoC in my will, boo?

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 01:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Morbs: anything for you, if it means we get to regularly disagree :D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 01:50 (five years ago) Permalink

i'll be happy to greet you with the MASH whistle

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 02:04 (five years ago) Permalink

this was by far the most enjoyable of the last few WA movies for me because it was at least on a visual level a change of pace but i totally get where Veg is coming from. i can't think of any respected director who's as relentlessly straight-jacketed into his own aesthetic.

The Greta Gerwig In The Sky (some dude), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 02:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Woody Allen.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 02:33 (five years ago) Permalink

This is my best friend's favorite movie and she made me watch it last year when I visited but I didn't have the heart to tell her I hated it and so pretended it was great until I fell asleep and I think she caught on.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 02:36 (five years ago) Permalink

The only laugh I got from a recent WA film was Bill Murry as the lawyer.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 02:37 (five years ago) Permalink

haha enbb

Hungry4Ass, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 02:44 (five years ago) Permalink

lol that's awesome e

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 02:45 (five years ago) Permalink

a recent WA film

... wait, which WA?

Eric H., Tuesday, 18 March 2014 03:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm still having a T-shirt made that says "I hate all your favorite movies."

Eric H., Tuesday, 18 March 2014 03:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Woody's output over the last decade has been far worse but it at least there's some unpredictability there, some hopping around into different genres, different approaches to storytelling, casting, etc. Wes is just headlong down this echo chamber where even the 'quirks' and details of each movie feel increasingly plucked from this readymade kit of stock Wes Anderson characters, actors, storylines, camera angles, music cues, etc.

The Greta Gerwig In The Sky (some dude), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 03:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Pretty easy to hate some WA stuff but this is one that seems really weird to get riled up about.

circa1916, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 03:45 (five years ago) Permalink

click click whistle
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set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 03:58 (five years ago) Permalink

He click click whistled NINE times.

Nine times?

NINE times.

Eric H., Tuesday, 18 March 2014 04:02 (five years ago) Permalink

ppl pick weird things to hate

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 06:54 (five years ago) Permalink

vegemitegrrrrrrl if it makes you so angry then Don't Watch the Movie.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't Read the Post

The Greta Gerwig In The Sky (some dude), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:53 (five years ago) Permalink

whistle click this film still cuss

― conrad, Monday, 7 December 2009 22:11 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

conrad, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:59 (five years ago) Permalink

HOTBOX!

, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't Read the Post

― The Greta Gerwig In The Sky (some dude), Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:53 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you mean all 85 of them?

espring (amateurist), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

watched the Criterion blu-ray of this the other night, it was an Xmas gift for our 7-yr old. He loved it, I thought it was better than it was the first time I saw it. completely entertaining throughout and there were more details i picked up on this screening. and the visuals are the best of any Anderson film I've seen, it's just a very beautiful looking fall colors kind of movie. love the wolf bit near the end too. I think WA's aesthetic really works for this film, and unlike some of his more recent films (most of which i actually do enjoy a lot despite saying this!) it makes his aesthetic seem fresh.

omar little, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:29 (two months ago) Permalink

He's a maker of (consistently) excellent rather than all-time great films. FMF maybe comes closer than most. My controp is that he's never made a less than good film

imago, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Isle Of Dogs is a more than worthy follow-up though

imago, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:33 (two months ago) Permalink

your controp is i think correct. i guess The Life Aquatic and The Darjeeling Limited are considered his least worthy films, but i thought they were both good.

omar little, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

as did i

recently watched the grand budapest hotel and was richly entertained by that too, and that's a bit of a punching bag

imago, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I've seen this movie more times than I can count now, thx to my kids, and I have to say it still holds my interest, it's always so nice just to look at, and it is very well paced

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:51 (two months ago) Permalink

grand Budapest really doesnt have any reason to exist but i mean its still p wonderful

isle of dogs is great

fmf and tenanbaums tied for his most complete works

moonrise kingdom great and i expected meh there tbh

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Grand Budapest was not at all what i expected from the trailers, i expected a bit of a quirky hotel-based whodunit and not some weirdly alternate universe intrigue thriller comedy with an earned non-manipulative bummer ending.

omar little, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Grand Budapest Hotel, FMF, and Rushmore are all I need.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:39 (two months ago) Permalink

But GBH got terrific reviews -- is there a backlash I know nothing about

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:40 (two months ago) Permalink

too grownup for some?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:46 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah idgi I thought it was v well received. it's great

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:49 (two months ago) Permalink

those FUCKERS

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:49 (two months ago) Permalink

everyone really seemed to love that one, and FMF.

omar little, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:53 (two months ago) Permalink


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