History Film / TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou

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.]]
20th May '16 4:03:24 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: Near the end, the team runs through a pond,[[spoiler: and only Steve gets covered in leeches. The exact opposite of what happens in Film/{{Ghostbusters}}, with everyone ''but'' Venkman covered in marshmallow]].

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* ShoutOut: Near the end, the team runs through a pond,[[spoiler: and only Steve gets covered in leeches. The exact opposite of what happens in Film/{{Ghostbusters}}, Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}, with everyone ''but'' Venkman covered in marshmallow]].



* UnderTheSea
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Steve Zissou, and how.
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler:Klaus]].

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* %%* UnderTheSea
* %%* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Steve Zissou, and how.
* %%* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler:Klaus]].
15th Feb '16 8:18:34 PM Odacon_Spy
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/CriminalMinds Matthew Gray Gubler]] in one of his first roles, as one of the interns.



* PlayingAgainstType: Besides the aforementioned Owen Wilson (whose character even so has a hint of Wilson's usual laid back demeanor), there's Willem Dafoe as Klaus Daimler. Yes, Dafoe ''has'' a fair amount of range (he did play Jesus after all) but when you think "Willem Dafoe", do you usually think "chronically insecure guy [[WellDoneSonGuy desperately trying to gain the approval]] of a father figure only six years older than him"?



* TheRedStapler: The Adidas Rom track shoes made specifically for Team Zissou produced a demand for them in the real world. Although they were never made by Adidas, blogs popped up with directions on how to retrofit a pair and people also started selling them on eBay. Red beanies also became quite popular after the movie was released, with companies selling Ned's traffic light adorned cap.



:: As the dolphins watch Ned get it on with Jane and turn to face each other and "laugh" when Steve walks by the monitors to check again, it's entirely possible they're just screwing with him. They later prove this by leading Eleanor to the rescue mission boat.

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:: ** As the dolphins watch Ned get it on with Jane and turn to face each other and "laugh" when Steve walks by the monitors to check again, it's entirely possible they're just screwing with him. They later prove this by leading Eleanor to the rescue mission boat.



* TheCastShowoff: Seu Jorge's David Bowie covers.
** Which are TranslatedCoverVersion , of course.
4th Aug '15 4:26:58 AM Morgenthaler
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A beautiful, ridiculous, hilarious, and heartwrenching film. Either that, or an [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible infinitely incomprehensible one]]. Oh, and [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Hen]][[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach ry]] [[{{Monkeybone}} Sel]][[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} ick]] made the fish.

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A beautiful, ridiculous, hilarious, and heartwrenching film. Either that, or an [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible infinitely incomprehensible one]]. Oh, and [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Hen]][[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach ry]] [[{{Monkeybone}} Sel]][[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} ick]] Creator/HenrySelick made the fish.
18th Apr '15 7:14:25 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[CriminalMinds Matthew Gray Gubler]] in one of his first roles, as one of the interns.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[CriminalMinds [[Series/CriminalMinds Matthew Gray Gubler]] in one of his first roles, as one of the interns.
6th Jan '15 2:08:55 PM TVRulezAgain
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A beautiful, ridiculous, hilarious, and heartwrenching film. Either that, or an [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible infinitely incomprehensible one]]. Oh, and [[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Hen]][[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach ry]] [[{{Monkeybone}} Sel]][[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} ick]] made the fish.

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A beautiful, ridiculous, hilarious, and heartwrenching film. Either that, or an [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible infinitely incomprehensible one]]. Oh, and [[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Hen]][[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach ry]] [[{{Monkeybone}} Sel]][[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} ick]] made the fish.
1st Dec '14 10:12:47 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HeyItsThatGuy: MatthewGrayGubler in one of his first roles, as one of the interns.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: MatthewGrayGubler [[CriminalMinds Matthew Gray Gubler]] in one of his first roles, as one of the interns.
1st Dec '14 10:11:31 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HeyItsThatGuy: MatthewGrayGubler in one of his first roles, as one of the interns.
27th Nov '14 1:58:34 AM lafeeverte
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* ShoutOut: Near the end, the team runs through a pond,[[spoiler: and only Steve gets covered in leeches. The exact opposite of what happens in Film/{{Ghostbusters}}, with everyone ''but'' Creator/BillMurray covered in Marshmellow]].

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* ShoutOut: Near the end, the team runs through a pond,[[spoiler: and only Steve gets covered in leeches. The exact opposite of what happens in Film/{{Ghostbusters}}, with everyone ''but'' Creator/BillMurray Venkman covered in Marshmellow]].marshmallow]].
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