Analysis Of Wes Anderson's Rushmore

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Wes Anderson’s 1998 film, Rushmore, ushers the audience into a world of complicated love issues involving teenagers and adults, a reflection of the occurrence in the contemporary society. Throughout the film, the director develops major themes and issues around the main character, Max. Anderson uses characters and plot development to further the storyline of the film, which revolves around Max’s life especially at Rushmore Academy, his infatuation with Madam Ms. Cross, and his role in the local play. In this assignment, the film analysis is based on a sequence (October) commencing at the 33.21 minute and ends at the 57.50 minute. The film styles used support the storyline of the film. The narrative in the sequence is impressive. It starts with the introduction of Max in his new public school in Mrs. Whitney class from which he meets Margret; his future friend. Max becomes restless, and he is kicked out of the school for the whole day for calling Ms. Cross at class time without phone pass. Anderson takes the audience through his performance in both class and extracurricular activities. Where he excels in the extracurricular, and performs disastrously in class. Max becomes mad when he learns the relationship between the industrialist, Mr. Blume, and Ms. Cross. Subsequently, Max develops smoking habit out frustration and contacts Mrs. Blumes to reveal the husband’s infidelity. Ms. Cross ends up resigning from the school because of the affair, and Mrs. Blume sues her husband

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