History Film / TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou

12th Nov '16 7:15:55 AM saltin
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After unsuccessfully trying to dissuade Steve from going on his hunt for the Jaguar Shark (which she believes, rightfully, will go wrong), Eleanor opts to leave the crew rather than be a part of the disaster that will ensue.
12th Nov '16 7:05:22 AM saltin
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* GentlemanAdventurer: The image Alistair and Steve try to foster through their films. Although Alistair's not much of an adventurer and Steve's hardly a gentleman.
12th Nov '16 7:00:26 AM saltin
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* BrokenPedestal: All of Steve's associates have this towards him to some extent, but it's why Jane's writing a hatchet piece on him as she circuitously blames Zissou for her boss getting her pregnant.
12th Nov '16 6:57:30 AM saltin
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* BadBadActing: Steve's the only halfway decent actor among his crew.


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* IJustWantToBeLoved: Steve's primary reason for letting Ned join his crew is that his supposed son genuinely (and naively) admires him.
12th Nov '16 6:42:36 AM saltin
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* CompensatingForSomething: Zissou's strained machismo, promiscuity, and recurring homophobia are heavily implies to be the means with which he hopes to make for his [[spoiler:sterility.]]

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* CompensatingForSomething: Zissou's strained machismo, promiscuity, and recurring homophobia are heavily implies to be the means with which he hopes to make up for his [[spoiler:sterility.]]


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* DeathByIrony: The [[spoiler:helicopter that Steven poorly maintains winds up crashing while he and Ned are riding in it.]]


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* EveryoneIsBi: Steve implies as much when Hennessey tries to blame his failings as a husband on how he's [[spoiler:half-gay.]]
12th Nov '16 6:39:30 AM saltin
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* AndTheAdventureContinues


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* CompensatingForSomething: Zissou's strained machismo, promiscuity, and recurring homophobia are heavily implies to be the means with which he hopes to make for his [[spoiler:sterility.]]


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* GenreSavvy: Eleanor refuses to go on the hunt for the Jaguar Shark because she knows Zissou well enough that it can't possibly end well with how emotionally compromised he is. [[spoiler:She's still quite shaken by the death of Neal by the end.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Steve and Esteban before the latter's death.


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* TechnicianVsPerformer: Hennessey's a much more legitimate scientist while Zissou compensates for his flimsy knowledge on the subject matter of his field by a genuine love of adventure.
2nd Jul '16 6:51:44 AM DuskNoble
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* GeneHunting: Ned Plimpton believes that Steve is his father. [[spoiler:It is later revealed that Steve is sterile, but in the mean time, both have become as close as father and son.]]

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* GeneHunting: Ned Plimpton believes that Steve is his father. [[spoiler:It is later revealed that Steve is sterile, but in the mean time, meantime, both have become as close as father and son.]]



* TheIntern: The crew includes a bunch of unpaid college interns, whom the entire crew treats like crap and are forced to do menial jobs and loot one of Hennessey's research stations. They finally have enough and quit after the pirate attack, which Steve responds to by giving them all "Incomplete" in their evaluation (seeing as he doesn't want to pass then but doesn't want them to fail either.)

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* TheIntern: The crew includes a bunch of unpaid college interns, whom the entire crew treats like crap and are forced to do menial jobs and loot one of Hennessey's research stations. They finally have enough and quit after the pirate attack, which Steve responds to by giving them all "Incomplete" in their evaluation (seeing as he doesn't want to pass then them but doesn't want them to fail either.)
22nd Jun '16 3:02:07 PM ViperT24
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* SapientCetaceans: The myth of the hyper-intelligent dolphins is sharply deflated.

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* SapientCetaceans: The myth concept of the hyper-intelligent dolphins is sharply deflated.averted.
29th May '16 9:39:23 PM PF_Fan
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''The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou'' is a highly stylized Creator/WesAnderson movie starring Creator/BillMurray. It's a SpiritualSequel to ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''.

Steve Zissou is a world-renowned oceanographer and documentarian. Things are not going well for him. For starters, his documentaries have been getting less acclaim. His wife, who was once married to his arch rival [[Creator/JeffGoldblum Alistair Hennessey]], refuses to join him on his expeditions anymore. And worst of all, during the filming of his last documentary, his best friend Esteban was eaten by what Zissou describes as a "Jaguar shark", a creature that -- given Zissou's mental state at the time -- few believe exists.

Zissou announces that his next documentary will detail his search for the jaguar shark in order to kill it. When he (predictably) can't get funding through the traditional channels, he receives the unexpected help of Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson PlayingAgainstType), a Kentucky airline pilot who believes Zissou to be his long lost father. Zissou sets out on the search for the Jaguar shark, His eclectic crew consists of Ned; a "bond company stooge" sent by Zissou's producer to keep an eye on him; pregnant reporter Jane Winslett-Richardson, who ends up coming between Ned and Zissou; Klaus, played by Willem Dafoe, a devoted German sailor with severe emotional issues; and a bunch of unpaid college interns.

A beautiful, ridiculous, hilarious, and heartwrenching film. Either that, or an [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible infinitely incomprehensible one]]. Oh, and Creator/HenrySelick made the fish.

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''The '''''The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou'' Zissou''''' is a highly stylized Creator/WesAnderson movie starring Creator/BillMurray.Creator/BillMurray, Owen Wilson, Creator/CateBlanchett, Angelica Huston, Creator/JeffGoldblum and Creator/WillemDafoe. It's a SpiritualSequel to ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''.

Steve Zissou (Murray) is a world-renowned oceanographer and documentarian. Things are not going well for him. For starters, his documentaries have been getting less acclaim. His wife, wife (Huston), who was once married to his arch rival [[Creator/JeffGoldblum Alistair Hennessey]], Hennessey (Goldblum), refuses to join him on his expeditions anymore. And worst of all, during the filming of his last documentary, his best friend Esteban was eaten by what Zissou describes as a "Jaguar shark", a creature that -- given Zissou's mental state at the time -- few believe exists.

Zissou announces that his next documentary will detail his search for the jaguar shark in order to kill it. When he (predictably) can't get funding through the traditional channels, he receives the unexpected help of Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson (Wilson PlayingAgainstType), a Kentucky airline pilot who believes Zissou to be his long lost father. Zissou sets out on the search for the Jaguar shark, His eclectic crew consists of Ned; a "bond company stooge" sent by Zissou's producer to keep an eye on him; pregnant reporter Jane Winslett-Richardson, Winslett-Richardson (Blanchett), who ends up coming between Ned and Zissou; Klaus, played by Willem Dafoe, Klaus (Dafoe), a devoted German sailor with severe emotional issues; and a bunch of unpaid college interns.

A beautiful, ridiculous, hilarious, and heartwrenching film. Either that, or an [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible infinitely incomprehensible one]]. Oh, and Creator/HenrySelick Henry Selick made the fish.



* CockFight: PlayedForLaughs in a scene between Steve and Ned when they're fighting over Jane.
-->'''Ned:''' I'm gonna fight you, Steve.
-->[Steve hits Ned in the face]
-->'''Steve:''' You never say, "I'm gonna fight you, Steve." You just smile and act natural, and then you sucker-punch him.
-->'''Ned:''' You fight your way, and I'll fight mine.
-->'''Steve:''' Oh, listen, Ned. Don't you try to...
-->[Ned hits Steve in the face]
-->'''Steve:''' ... I think your Team Zissou ring might've caught me on the lip.



-->[[spoiler:'''Hennessey''': Is this my espresso machine? Wh-what is-h-how did you get my espresso machine?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Bond Company Stooge''': Well... uh... we fuckin' stole it, man.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Hennessey''': -->'''Hennessey''': Is this my espresso machine? Wh-what is-h-how did you get my espresso machine?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Bond
machine?
-->'''Bond
Company Stooge''': Well... uh... we fuckin' stole it, man.]]man.
** Also this scene between Steve and Jane:
-->'''Jane:''' I'm going to have to start locking my effing door.
-->'''Steve:''' It was locked, I kicked it in. Why don't you just curse like other people?
-->'''Jane:''' Because I'm trying to get out of the habit before I have my fucking baby!
21st May '16 5:28:02 AM Psyclone
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-->[[spoiler:'''Hennessey''': ''[To Zissou, regarding Eleanor]'' We've never made great husbands, have we? Of course, I have a good excuse. I'm part gay.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Hennessey''': -->'''Hennessey''': ''[To Zissou, regarding Eleanor]'' We've never made great husbands, have we? Of course, I have a good excuse. I'm part gay.]]
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