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The life aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
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The life aquatic with Steve Zissou
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Internationally reknown oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, always elusive, possibly non-existant Jaguar Shark that supposedly killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. On this journey, Steve's crew are joined by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist who has been assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Eleanor, Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy.
Life Aquatic ; Touchstone Pictures ; Scott Rudin Productions ; American Empirical Pictures ; written by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach ; produced by Wes Anderson, Barry Mendel, Scott Rudin ; directed by Wes Anderson.
Widescreen presentation; RSDL dual-layer ed.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection ; Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2005.
English dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
2 DVDs (ca. 118 min.) : sound, color
Anderson, Wes
Anderson, Wes
Baumbach, Noah
Anderson, Wes
Mendel, Barry
Rudin, Scott
Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge.
Director of photography, Robert D. Yeoman ; art director, Stefano Maria Ortolani ; editors, David Moritz, Danield R. Padgett ; music, Sven Libaek.
Aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: commentary by Wes Anderson and co-writer Noah Baumbach; "This is an adventure" - a documentary by Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles and Matthew Prinzing cronicling the production of the movie; Mondo Monda, an Italian talk show featuring an interview with Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, with host Antonio Monda; new video interview with composer and Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh; ten complete video performances of David Bowie songs in Portuguese by Brazilian recording artist and actor Seu Jorge (Pelé dos Santos);
Intem video journal by actor and real-life intem Matthew Gray Gubler (Intem #1); multiple interviews with the cast and crew with behind-the-scenes footage; "Starz on the Set": behind the scenes featurette; theatrical trailer; fold-out insert with cutaway of the Belafonte, with Eric Anderson's original illustrations and a conversation between Wes and Eric conducted in 2005.
Oceanographers Drama.
Scientific expeditions Drama.
Sharks Drama.
Man-woman relationships Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Location: Annenberg Reserve
Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Action and adventure films
Genre: Comedy films
Genre: Feature films
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Life aquatic with Steve Zissou
Director: Anderson, Wes
Actor: Blanchett, Cate
Actor: Huston, Anjelica
Actor: Murray, Bill
Actor: Wilson, Owen
Musical score composer: Libaek, Sven Erik
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action