Posted by: Rick | September 26, 2008

The Wes Anderson – Catcher in the Rye connection

The budget for "Chatsworth?" Oh, about this big.

The budget for "Chatsworth?" Oh, about this big.

Why Wes Anderson to “direct” Chatsworth? Well, initially it just felt right. The characters in The Catcher in the Rye are so strong, so well developed and so uniquely ‘of’ that book, it reminded me of characters from Wes Anderson’s films. Doing a little research on Anderson I read he was a fan to TCITR.

Here’s an interesting anecdote that was passed along to me by Rob Walker, author of Buying In, blogger (Murketing) and journalist (NY Times Magazine ‘Consumed‘ column):

In college, while visiting a friend, Rob struck up a conversation with his friend’s roommate, as one does in college.  Over the course of the conversation, this guy urges Rob to read The Catcher in the Rye. At this point you know where this story is going. That’s right, Rob’s friends’ roommate was none other than… Wes Anderson.

So, it seems my choice of Wes Anderson for director was not only inspired, it was destined!


  1. i wanna see chatsworth!

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