History Film / Rushmore

2nd Jul '16 4:46:31 AM DuskNoble
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Max and Herman are probably the trope codifeiers.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Max and Herman are probably the trope codifeiers.codifiers.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Pretty every negative thing that happens to Max ultimately stems from his own actions. While some of it is down to his crush on Rosemary [[LoveMakesYouDumb overriding his better judgement]], a lot more is because he's an egocentric jackass.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Pretty much every negative thing that happens to Max ultimately stems from his own actions. While some of it is down to his crush on Rosemary [[LoveMakesYouDumb overriding his better judgement]], a lot more is because he's an egocentric jackass.
2nd Jul '16 4:15:23 AM DuskNoble
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* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Actually filmed at two real schools in Houston. Rushmore is St. John's in real life, Wes Andersons alma mater.

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* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Actually filmed at two real schools in Houston. Rushmore is St. John's in real life, Wes Andersons Anderson's alma mater.
22nd Nov '15 6:18:43 PM Lawyer
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: A few, but most prominently the one between Max, Ms. Cross and Mr. Blume.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: A few, but most prominently Max and Herman are probably the one between Max, Ms. Cross and Mr. Blume.trope codifeiers.
21st May '15 7:54:35 AM unclejack
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''Rushmore'' is a 1998 film by Creator/WesAnderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Creator/BillMurray, and Olivia Williams. It follows the exploits of Max Fischer, 15-year-old student at the eponymous academy. He is incredibly bright but scatterbrained, preferring to do extracurricular activities instead of actual schoolwork. He becomes unlikely friends with Herman Blume, a local businessman who is unhappy with his life and becomes inspired by Max's energy.

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''Rushmore'' is a 1998 film by Creator/WesAnderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Creator/BillMurray, and Olivia Williams.Creator/OliviaWilliams. It follows the exploits of Max Fischer, 15-year-old student at the eponymous academy. He is incredibly bright but scatterbrained, preferring to do extracurricular activities instead of actual schoolwork. He becomes unlikely friends with Herman Blume, a local businessman who is unhappy with his life and becomes inspired by Max's energy.
30th Apr '15 9:19:38 AM FezJez
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* ChekhovsGun: Max's bicycle [[spoiler:after Herman runs it over with his car. Max uses it as part of a WoundedGazelleGambit to talk to Rosemary.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Several of Max's extracurricular activities come into play over the course of the film:
** Director of the Max Fischer Players - The two plays that we see him stage mark important points in the story.
** Rushmore Beekeepers President - [[spoiler:During his EscalatingWar with Herman, he sets a large number of bees loose in Herman's hotel room.]]
** Trap & Skeet Club Founder - [[spoiler: He uses a non-lethal rifle to shoot Magnus in the ear.]]



* DeathGlare: Max gets a collective one from several students after he gets Latin made a compulsory subject.
* DisproportionateRetribution: During their EscalatingWar, Herman [[spoiler: runs over Max's bicycle]]. Max's response is [[spoiler: to cut the brakes on Herman's car.]] Luckily, nobody gets hurt.



* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: Max Fischer's extracurricular activities at Rushmore Academy include: Yankee Review editor-in-chief, French Club president, representing Russia in the model UN, Stamp & Coin Club vice-president, debate team captain, Lacrosse team manager, Calligraphy Club president, Astronomy Society founder, fencing team captain, track & field J. V. decathlon, 2nd Chorale choirmaster, bombardment society founder, Kung Fu Club yellow belt, Trap & Skeet Club founder, Rushmore Beekeepers president, Yankee Racers founder, Max Fischer Players director and the Piper Cub Club. Yeah, and he saved Latin - what did you ever do?

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* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: Max Fischer's extracurricular activities at Rushmore Academy include: Yankee Review editor-in-chief, French Club president, representing Russia in the model UN, Stamp & Coin Club vice-president, debate team captain, Lacrosse team manager, Calligraphy Club president, Astronomy Society founder, fencing team captain, track & field J. V. decathlon, 2nd Chorale choirmaster, bombardment society founder, Kung Fu Club yellow belt, Trap & Skeet Club founder, Rushmore Beekeepers president, Yankee Racers founder, Max Fischer Players director director, Backgammon Society founder, a member of the wrestling team, and has 4.5 hours logged with the Piper Cub Club. Yeah, and he saved Latin - what did you ever do? do?


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Pretty every negative thing that happens to Max ultimately stems from his own actions. While some of it is down to his crush on Rosemary [[LoveMakesYouDumb overriding his better judgement]], a lot more is because he's an egocentric jackass.


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* OpinionFlipFlop: When Max finds out that Latin is being cancelled, his only disappointment is that it didn't happen earlier when he suggested it. When he meets Rosemary, he tactically changes his opinion with such force that it becomes a required course from the 7th to 12th grades.


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* RealityEnsues: Nobody can be as much of a self-absorbed asshole as Max without consequences:
** Max decides to press on with the plans to build an aquarium on school grounds despite a lack of permission from the school, and even holds a groundbreaking ceremony where he has several trees cut down. [[spoiler:We SmashCut to him getting expelled.]]
** As part of his EscalatingWar with Herman, Max [[spoiler: cuts the brakes on his car.]] Max is reported to the Police and arrested incredibly quickly. Though this is equally subverted by [[spoiler: the car hurting no one and doing no damage when Herman can't stop. Instead, it rolls to a gentle stop on one of the lawns outside Rushmore.]]


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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Max's whole attitude while at Rushmore. When he finds out he'll be expelled if he fails one more class, his immediate reaction (after trying to bargain with his teacher) is "I'll pull some strings with the administration".
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Max's initial approach to building an aquarium on school grounds. [[spoiler:Predictably, he gets expelled for it.]]


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* SmallNameBigEgo: Max.


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* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: Max pulls one, claiming to have been hit by a car, to get a chance to talk to Rosemary. Eventually she susses out the blood on his head is fake.]]
29th Mar '15 12:56:38 PM anonexistentuser
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''Rushmore'' is a 1998 film by Creator/WesAnderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Creator/BillMurray, and Olivia Williams. It follows the exploits of Max Fischer, 15-year-old student at the eponymous academy. He is incredibly bright but scatterbrained, preferring to do extracurricular activities instead of actual schoolwork. He becomes unlikely friends with Herman Blume, a local businessman who is unhappy with his life and becomes ispired by Max's energy.

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''Rushmore'' is a 1998 film by Creator/WesAnderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Creator/BillMurray, and Olivia Williams. It follows the exploits of Max Fischer, 15-year-old student at the eponymous academy. He is incredibly bright but scatterbrained, preferring to do extracurricular activities instead of actual schoolwork. He becomes unlikely friends with Herman Blume, a local businessman who is unhappy with his life and becomes ispired inspired by Max's energy.
4th Aug '14 4:14:40 PM JohnnyLurg
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* SoundtrackDissonance: The "you are forgiven" portion of Music/TheWho's "A Quick One, While He's Away" plays while Max pulls a series of pranks on Herman, who he believes has betrayed him.
30th Jun '14 10:22:39 PM CaptainCrawdad
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''Rushmore'' is a 1998 film by Creator/WesAnderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Creator/BillMurray, and Olivia Williams. It follows the exploits of Max Fischer, 15-year-old student at the eponymous academy. He is incredibly bright but scatterbrained, preferring to do extracurricular activities instead of actual schoolwork. He is friends with Herman Blume, a local businessman who is unhappy with his life. When a new teacher arrives at Rushmore Academy, Rosemary Cross, an odd LoveTriangle develops, with Max hopelessly lusting after Rosemary while she and Herman begin having an affair. The two friends soon become bitter enemies, working to ruin each other's lives. However, since this is a comedy, and not a particularly dark one, [[LighterAndSofter the tone remains lighthearted and whimsical throughout]].

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''Rushmore'' is a 1998 film by Creator/WesAnderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Creator/BillMurray, and Olivia Williams. It follows the exploits of Max Fischer, 15-year-old student at the eponymous academy. He is incredibly bright but scatterbrained, preferring to do extracurricular activities instead of actual schoolwork. He is becomes unlikely friends with Herman Blume, a local businessman who is unhappy with his life. life and becomes ispired by Max's energy.

When a new teacher arrives at Rushmore Academy, Rosemary Cross, an odd LoveTriangle develops, with Max hopelessly lusting after Rosemary while she and Herman begin having an affair. The two friends soon become bitter enemies, working to ruin each other's lives. However, since this is a comedy, and not a particularly dark one, [[LighterAndSofter the tone remains lighthearted and whimsical throughout]].



* [[DoggedNiceGuy Dogged Nice Girl]]: Its clear pretty soon after shes introduced that Margaret Yang is harboring an attraction for Max, but he gives her the cold shoulder in favor of his own infatuation with Ms. Cross. [[spoiler: Things get better by the end, though, when he warms up to and eventually begins dating her after getting over Ms. Cross ([[AmbiguousEnding maybe]]).]]

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* [[DoggedNiceGuy Dogged Nice Girl]]: DoggedNiceGuy: Its clear pretty soon after shes introduced that Margaret Yang is harboring an attraction for Max, but he gives her the cold shoulder in favor of his own infatuation with Ms. Cross. [[spoiler: Things get better by the end, though, when he warms up to and eventually begins dating her after getting over Ms. Cross ([[AmbiguousEnding maybe]]).]]



** The Max Fischer Players also produced a number of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jra8HD-VTv0 specially commissioned pieces for the 1999 MTV Awards]] adapting the biggest films of that year in their own unique, ingenius style. These included ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Film/OutOfSight'' and ''Film/TheTrumanShow''.

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** The Max Fischer Players also produced a number of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jra8HD-VTv0 specially commissioned pieces for the 1999 MTV Awards]] adapting the biggest films of that year in their own unique, ingenius ingenious style. These included ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Film/OutOfSight'' and ''Film/TheTrumanShow''.
15th Mar '14 4:51:26 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: Among the plays that the Max Fischer Players perform are {{Serpico}}, and Oliver Stone's ''Heaven And Hell''. The film also contains many references to ''TheGraduate'', ''{{Peanuts}}'', Jacques Cousteau and the photography of Jacque Henri Lartigue.
** The Max Fischer Players also produced a number of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jra8HD-VTv0 specially commissioned pieces for the 1999 MTV Awards]] adapting the biggest films of that year in their own unique, ingenius style. These included ''{{Armageddon}}'', ''OutOfSight'' and ''Film/TheTrumanShow''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Among the plays that the Max Fischer Players perform are {{Serpico}}, Film/{{Serpico}}, and Oliver Stone's ''Heaven And Hell''. The film also contains many references to ''TheGraduate'', ''Film/TheGraduate'', ''{{Peanuts}}'', Jacques Cousteau and the photography of Jacque Henri Lartigue.
** The Max Fischer Players also produced a number of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jra8HD-VTv0 specially commissioned pieces for the 1999 MTV Awards]] adapting the biggest films of that year in their own unique, ingenius style. These included ''{{Armageddon}}'', ''OutOfSight'' ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Film/OutOfSight'' and ''Film/TheTrumanShow''.
11th Mar '14 8:58:39 AM nlpnt
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''Rushmore'' is a 1998 film by Wes Anderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Creator/BillMurray, and Olivia Williams. It follows the exploits of Max Fischer, 15-year-old student at the eponymous academy. He is incredibly bright but scatterbrained, preferring to do extracurricular activities instead of actual schoolwork. He is friends with Herman Blume, a local businessman who is unhappy with his life. When a new teacher arrives at Rushmore Academy, Rosemary Cross, an odd LoveTriangle develops, with Max hopelessly lusting after Rosemary while she and Herman begin having an affair. The two friends soon become bitter enemies, working to ruin each other's lives. However, since this is a comedy, and not a particularly dark one, [[LighterAndSofter the tone remains lighthearted and whimsical throughout]].

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''Rushmore'' is a 1998 film by Wes Anderson, Creator/WesAnderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Creator/BillMurray, and Olivia Williams. It follows the exploits of Max Fischer, 15-year-old student at the eponymous academy. He is incredibly bright but scatterbrained, preferring to do extracurricular activities instead of actual schoolwork. He is friends with Herman Blume, a local businessman who is unhappy with his life. When a new teacher arrives at Rushmore Academy, Rosemary Cross, an odd LoveTriangle develops, with Max hopelessly lusting after Rosemary while she and Herman begin having an affair. The two friends soon become bitter enemies, working to ruin each other's lives. However, since this is a comedy, and not a particularly dark one, [[LighterAndSofter the tone remains lighthearted and whimsical throughout]].
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