Label: London Records – B0022999-01, Island Records – B0022999-01, UMe – B0022999-01 Series: Respect The Soundtracks Format: LP Country: US Released: 2015 Genre: Electronic, Rock, Stage & Screen Style: Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Soft Rock, Experimental
Rushmore is a 1998 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman in his film debut), his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), and their love in common for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). The film was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. The soundtrack features several songs by bands associated with the British Invasion of the 1960s. Filming began in November 1997 around Houston, Texas.
The film helped launch the careers of Anderson and Schwartzman while establishing a "second career" for Murray as a respected actor in independent cinema. At the 1999 Independent Spirit Awards, Anderson won the Best Director award and Murray won Best Supporting Male award. Murray also earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. Starting from Rushmore, Murray has been Anderson's collaborator in every subsequent film of the director.
While the box office results were modest, the film had a positive reception among film critics. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
In the album's liner notes, it is explained that Anderson originally intended for the soundtrack to be almost entirely composed of songs by The Kinks. This concept changed during filming, until only one Kinks song remained on the album.