"The Mysteries of Pittsburgh"
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[on director Wes Anderson] With each of his films, Anderson's total command of detail - both the physical detail of his sets and costumes, and the emotional detail of the uniformly beautiful performances he elicits from his actors - has enabled him to increase the persuasiveness of his own family Zemblas, without sacrificing any of the paradoxical power that distance affords.
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...