"The Mysteries of Pittsburgh"
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All movies, of course, are equally artificial. It's just that some are more honest about it than others...Anderson's films understand and demonstrate that the magic of art, which renders beauty out of brokenness, disappointment, failure, decay, even ugliness and violence - is authentic only to the degree that it attempts to conceal neither the bleak facts nor the tricks employed in pulling off ...
Says that his inspiration for "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" was fear. He was afraid that all of the other students, at the college he was attending, had already written novels, and he didn't want to be left out. He found "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
and "Goodbye, Columbus" by Philip Roth
in his step-father's basement office next to each other on a shelf. Both later heavily influenced...