Rushmore


Does Rushmore remind anyone else of this movie? There are a lot of similarities between Billy Fisher and Max Fischer.

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i agree, although Billy is ultimately the more tragic character. i think the movie is probably one of the earliest examples of teenage indecision.

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Care to list anymore? Between this and Rushmore, I have some doubts in that genre...

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I also thought a great deal about "Ferris Beuller's Day Off" and "The Graduate." Same kind of protagonist.

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hamlet

You see, in the end, our truest opinions are not the ones we have never changed...

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I just re-watched it for the first time since the 80's and thought the same thing. The Fisher name and the same general story theme where enough to convince me that Wes Anderson was influenced by Billy Liar when conceiving Rushmore.

"What rotten sins I've got working for me. I suppose it's the wages." -Bedazzled (1967)

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Walter Mitty, only younger ?

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