Rushmore Writer-director Wes Anderson is the rare filmmaker who understands how crucial music is for setting a movie's tone, and Rushmore 's wonderfully strange ambiance owes… Rushmore Writer-director Wes Anderson is the rare filmmaker who understands how crucial music is for setting a movie's tone, and Rushmore 's wonderfully strange ambiance owes… Various Artists Soundtracks
Music Review

Rushmore (1999)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Soundtracks

Writer-director Wes Anderson is the rare filmmaker who understands how crucial music is for setting a movie's tone, and Rushmore's wonderfully strange ambiance owes a great deal to this similarly eccentric soundtrack. Featuring familiar names (the Who, John Lennon, Cat Stevens), less-familiar ones (the Creation, Unit 4+2), and originals by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, this collection won't make much sense if you haven't seen the movie. But for anyone who left the theater singing along to the Faces' ''Ooh La La,'' it's an essential soundtrack. A-

Originally posted Mar 05, 1999 Published in issue #475 Mar 05, 1999 Order article reprints
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