Friday, August 12, 2011

Favorite Scene Friday: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

I'm going to wrap up our first month of Favorite Scene Friday's with a subtle one from The Life Aquatic . . .  Far and away my favorite Wes Anderson film for many, many reasons, but this scene alone stands as the culmination of why I enjoy the film so much.  I was alone when I saw this movie for the first time and when this scene popped up, I laughed out loud.  So loud in fact that my cat took off from the couch faster than Clark Kent laying his seed.  Maybe it's because I find myself in similar situations more often than I like to admit . . . you know what I'm talking about, "You see those two squirrels humping in the tree over there?"  I see nothing but branches and leaves yet reply, "Oh yeah, sure."  That’s exactly what happens here; Steve points out something beautiful to his newfound son, Ned, and Ned tries so hard to impress his father and idol yet comes up short.  It’s terribly delightful to hear Bill Murray serenely retort that Owen Wilson, for lack of a better term, is an idiot who knows very little about the ocean and ultimately very little about the type of person Steve Zissou is.  Anyway, it’s a short scene which makes it that much sweeter so I hope you enjoy.

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