The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The opening of the movie with narration and character introduction was influenced by 'The Magnificent Ambersons'.
copies famous scene in which Paul Henreid lights 2 cigarettes in his mouth and offers one to Bette Davis
Both films open with a book being opened. Wes Anderson has stated this as a reference.
Richie's line "I'm going to kill myself tomorrow" is a quote taken from Le feu follet, a film that influenced The Royal Tenenbaums.
The song "Christmastime is Here" from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' recurs as Margo's theme.
The shots filmed beneath the surface of a pool directly reference 'The Graduate'.
Richie meticulously cuts off his beard and then loses a huge quantity of blood by attempting suicide.
The scenes with Richie's falcon Mordecai reference 'Kes', a film similarly about a boy and his pet falcon.
Bob Dylan's "Main Title Theme" from 'Billy' can be heard in the film.
When they are explaining that Margot ran away and hid with his brother in a museum like in this movie
The phrase "let's shag ass" was taken from 'The Last Detail' (1973).
Early on when Dudley is introduced, Bill Murray is administering a psychological test across a desk from him in an academic setting, much as he did early in 'Ghost Busters'.
Right before Richie attempts suicide
Royal yells "I know you, asshole!" at Eli; this is a direct quote from 'Witness', in the film it is also yelled at Danny Glover, who is similarly featured in 'Tenenbaums'.
Owen Wilson's character arrives to the wedding with a strange Indian paint design on his face. In 'Zoolander' (with Ben Stiller), there is a fashion picture of Hansel (Owen Wilson) wearing the exact same Indian face paint.
At end, Will Ferrell instructs frame hanging just as Richie Tenenbaum does.
The scene where Lobo shaves his head in Turnbuckle is an homage to the similar scene in The Royal Tenenbaums with Richie. This homage was made because the filmmakers were largely inspired by The Royal Tenenbaums during the creation process.
One persons says he has rented this movie on VCR.
Video case is shown in a video store.
Larry Pine plays a Charlie Rose-like television interviewer in this, just as he does in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).
The score that plays on the soundtrack when Steve Zissou gives the tour of his boat is actually a theme from 'The Royal Tenenbaums' being played in reverse.
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Fashion from this film discussed.
Included in a $4,000 question about Bill Murray's roles in Wes Anderson films
Listed as a movie directed by Wes Anderson
Scot states how he admires Luke Wilson's suicide attempt in "The Royal Tenenbaums".
Mentioned by one of the characters.
Wes Anderson Homage
"Ode to the Indy Movie" segment.
"Ode to the Indy Movie" segment
a clip is included in a montage of Owen Wilson films
Eli is seen briefly on a Charlie Rose Show-esque talkshow.
Mark Zuckerberg is depicted as a child prodigy in 'Wes Anderson's The Social Network'.
Homer gets into hi-jinx around town with his two male grandsons while "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard" plays.