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Wish I saw this before Royal Tenenbaums,


The whole Richie Tenenbaum suicide scene makes sense now, when he says "I'm going to kill myself tomorrow". In fact, the main theme in the soundtrack of this film was used in R.T.

Comparisons end there though, this film is in a whole other league, imo.

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Explain that to me? That pretty amazing you found that reference, this film isn't that well known

"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles." Ronald Reagan

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They also talk about Alain go-karting in the streets, so there's another little RT connection.

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Beyond that quote I just didn't get why this movie was cited an an inspiration on Royal Tenenbaums.

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Well, I think the fact that all the characters of tenembaums family are incapable of leading a full and fullfilling life, haunted by the past glory of their childhood, keeping on floating hardly with life it's pretty pertinent to the theme of feue follette. Not only most characteres are from the lost generation, but also features alain leroy, who's struggling trying to enter the adult age but not making it at last. Also deep depression and unhappines are main themes in both films, one is more bright the other darker, but then again, ff it's a mere inspiration and I can really see it like it is.

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