- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Faber and Faber (14 Jan. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571215459
- ISBN-13: 978-0571215454
- Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 1.5 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Royal Tenenbaums Paperback – 14 Jan 2002
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'The film of the year... The Royal Tenenbaums speaks in its own singular voice: at once tender and probing, mindful of New York and its special mixture of grit and glory but confident enough to mould it into a big, faded magic playhouse.' Film Comment 'Wes Anderson's first unqualified masterpiece.' Los Angeles Daily News 'A terrific film that has to be seen twice: first to be dazzled, then to be moved.' Premiere"
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Wes Anderson is the director and co-writer, along with Owen Wilson, of "Bottle Rocket "and "Rushmore."
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there are some great lines, especially from royal tenenbaum some simply because of his insensitivity, but margot's unfeeling nature is brilliant too. also the sheer ludicrity of some situations, and the tension created make for hilarious passages.
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The thing that stands out the most in "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the brilliant script that was written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson. The dialogue witty and realistic, and each character stands out and leaves an impression on us.
The story is about Royal Tenenbaum and his dysfunctional family. Him and his wife separated many years ago, but the divorce was never final. His wife, Etheline, kept the house and raised the children by herself. They each reached to fame in some way or another, but not without problems lurking about. After many years have passed, Royal finds out that Etheline has been asked to take somebody's hand in marriage. Royal comes up with a scheme on how to get himself back into the picture, bringing forth a crazy and unexpected family reunion like you have never seen.
With only set directions and dialogue, this reads more like a play. There are no camera angels, which is why it reads like a script for a play. You'll appreciate it more if you've seen the movie, but reading it is just as enriching and enjoyable to me. You get to relive your favorite moments and exchanges through words.
"The Royal Tenenbaums" by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson is a magnificent screenplay and can be enjoyed many times over. With great dialogue exchanges, characters, and out-of-control and unpredictable situations, this is a screenplay worth reading over and over again. A work of art, if you ask me.
Favorite line from the movie: "Anybody feel like grabbing a couple of burgers and hitting the cemetery?" - Royal Tenenbaum