Posted by: detourmag on June 29, 2007 at 8:49 am

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Who knows what lurks in the mind of Wes Anderson. But it seems to Detour anyway that this walking sequence with the film’s characters joining in one by one could be the inspiration to his similar method at the conclusion of The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Buckaroo‘s totally zippy electro-pop theme even suggests the incidental music from his entertaining Jacques Cousteau fantasy.

That suggestion made, you have a pre-RoboCop Peter Weller and Jeff Goldblum in shag carpet chaps, plus a young Clancy Brown before he scared the shit out of everyone as Brother Justin Crowe in HBO’s “Carnivale.” Don’t forget the drop-ins of the film’s goofily ambitious sci-fi gobbledygook, the stuff that was meant to inspire the sequel that never came.

Johnny Loftus


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