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Monday, September 28, 2009

(On the Subject of Favorites)



The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) is my most loved of Wes Anderson films (to date). A fan of all his work but this one for some reason calls out to me a little more. (My boyfriend) Bill Murray is the star, the soundtrack is brilliant. And also for nostalgic reasons, my sister and I grew up on Jacques Cousteau. If I could join any make-believe team it would be this one. Even as an unpaid intern…



Noah and the Whale are also fans (video reference):

‘I'll order you a red cap and a Speedo’

(Inspired Etsy & Ebay finds...)

Left to Right (From Top): Steve Zissou FingerPuppet by AbbeyChristine, Team Zissou Red Beanie and Blue Shirt Set by RomperStomper, Intern Tee by RomberStomper, Team Zissou Sock Monkey by Magpie, Life in the Ocean by TouristRevolution, Steve Zissou by AutumnAndEve, Team Zissou Sneakers by Team Zissou Shoes, Signed Script by RollPlayBack and Seu Jorge, the Studio Sessions by Red Tag Market.

29 comments:

Sarah said...

I love the inspired finds that go with this!

Dream Sequins said...

That was a really great roundup of inspired finds! Indeed! Love the sock monkey ;)

Maddie said...

oh i loved this movie! i need to watch it again. i love your etsy/ebay finds, those are all darling!

Jonny Hamachi said...

I worship directors, and Wes Anderson is the first in the library. (Cause Anderson starts with an A, next is the Coen Bros, followed by Gilliam) Of his five films this is my favorite, followed so closely by the Tennebaums. Hope the Fantastic Mr. Fox rules.

drollgirl said...

this is such a loving tribute! i hope bill murray (your boyfriend) hears about it and stops by to thank you properly.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Gabbi, you are so inspiring...
Continue to impress all of us with your wonderful posts. I'm so charmed once again! Thank you!! ~xo*

Sam said...

Oh yes!! This movie is charming and "out there" at the same time, isn't it!! I love Anderson's attention to detail! Have you seen your boyfriend in Jim Jarmush's "Broken Flowers"? If not, I strongly urge you to see it - I think you'd love it! I love your BM inspired faves too - you put your posts together so nicely Gabbi - you are a total inspiration to me!! XXX

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

pretty sure I need those shoes.

Sam said...

Ha! I just read everyone else's comments and they all say the same thing!!! I guess it's official then - you are our inspiration sweetie!!

Rebecca said...

What a fun post! I think this is also my favorite Wes Anderson movie - so gorgeous and with amazing music (though most of his movies could be described that way). I had no idea people made Team Zissou shoes! That's great. :)

Chrisy said...

Oh darlin you must get your boyfriend to sign some scripts for you!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love how you pulled this all together! You are so creative and just absolutely darling, Gabbi!

And I ADORE this movie too!

Keith said...

Great post. This is actually one of his only movies I haven't seen. I really want to see it though.

Iva said...

Oh Gabbi!! How sweet of you! ...I really hope your 'boyfriend' gets around to reading this...I know a lot of significant others don't read their lady's blog though...I hope in your case though bill murray does. hehe

fabulous post, and great finds!! love the sock monkey hehe

Have a great rest of the evening Gabbi!

Pen Pen said...

I've ALWAYS wanted to see that!! But-I was afraid it could be like the bomb-"The Royal Tennenbaums". BUT-If u say it's good-I should go ahead and watch it! I'm so glad I read this! :)

Diana said...

I love this movie, too, Gabbi!
When it came out, there was a website that allowed you to print out your own Team Zissou card and you can add your own photo with a red cap. so cool!
i totally agree with drollgirl on this!

Amelia said...

That movie kind of really annoyed me, but at the same time I actually liked it a lot. I love the sock monkey :)

Mondo said...

I've never seen Life Aquatic Gabbi, but love the soundtrack and those latin Bowie tunes! - I'm so behind with TV and film (have you seen your other half's performance in The Rutles - Fab).

By the way - Camera Obscura were great although a few of us thoughtThe Blockheads perhaps should have been the headliners


PS On the subject of Submarines, I bumped into Peter Eden (the guy who discovered Donovan) he pointed out the singer in a band we were watching had been one of the animators in Yellow Submarine

Eva Internazionale said...

I grew up on Jacques Cousteau too! I wanted to be him when I was little. :)

Charlotte said...

For some reason this post leaves me speechless, I just hate seeing crabs like that. They are painted so badly when I thought they looked so great. Don't worry about your boyfriend not seeing it Gabbi, so long as everyone else does I expect that would give you some sense of justice (you know re the film). I take it those hats are your kind of uniform, you all wear the same. Nice.

inspired finds said...

then jericho, give it away now, give it away now, mad peers, gary numan, are friends electric and cars, nora batty on your windowsill - ha ha. dads (great aren't/weren't they). mad/ chester/ moonlight call her name zodiac, cleaning disorders, roller coasters. wolves in sheeps clothing. dont go closer than 3 miles to opp sex or ww3 will begin. running up that hill. grilling hate mail sent via a white dove. and having the best friends ever

A Perfect Peach said...

Wes Anderson is brilliantly funny! This soundtrack was amazing!

Charlotte said...

I must now say bye to you all - I know it has been funny for you but I have been very upset at finding out all this stuff if I'm honest (wouldn't anyone be)and losing some (I really thought) good friends. It's been a shocker (really it has). You're still going to carry on. So in the real world just don't say hi.(If you see any messages that you think are from me and they make you raving mad try finding out first for a start if it is me and before setting up your little hate blogs give me a ring if it bothers you that much). Bye

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling! Yet another film I have yet to see!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

I so need to see this film - I've never so much as heard of it. Obviously I've been living under a rock of some sort! Love all of the Etsy and eBay finds you discovered - I've always wanted a sock monkey! :)

Lady Thirty said...

I think I have to see this movie...haven´t done it yet...shame on me ;)

take care sweet Gabbi

Hanako66 said...

I have this on my netflix queue....I can't believe I haven't seen it yet!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I love Wes Anderson! I have a red knit cap and whenever I wear it people quote this movie to me.

Hey Harriet said...

Loved that film and your finds are super. My fave is that adorable creation by AbbeyChristine! Another outstanding post, and like others have mentioned you are an inspiration to me too! You're totally rockin' the blogosphere with your awesomeness Gabbi!

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