Rushmore (1998) - dir. Wes Anderson
Jason Schwartzman, at the tender age of seventeen, was the first to perfect the difficult task of being the leading man in an Anderson picture. Anderson’s quaint meticulousness has been in full-form since his debut, Bottle Rocket, but any of the unnecessary eccentricities have been cut away. There may be too much going on in Rushmore, but at least its all on purpose. Max Fischer is the first great Anderson character and Rushmore is the first great Anderson picture.