Anderson and his main man appear to have turn out to be so copacetic that little route is required. If Murray reads an Anderson script, he basically is aware of what’s being requested of him. It additionally helped that Anderson floated the concept of “The Life Aquatic” to Murray again in 1998 when the 2 had been making “Rushmore” collectively. Murray and Anderson would additionally make “The Royal Tenenbaums” collectively within the interim. By their third venture, the sample was already set. Murray mentioned:
“At this level he does not say a lot. He informed me about this factor years in the past, after we had been making ‘Rushmore.’ He does not inform me a lot about it in any respect. I’ve a variety of religion in him. We have turn out to be mates, and I do not want a variety of rationalization for issues. If I really feel I want one thing at this level, I ask.”
Because of his mysterious 1-800 quantity — maybe the final word vetting course of — Murray most frequently hears from filmmakers he is already labored with or who’re mates. There is a purpose he’ll all the time present up for Anderson motion pictures or star within the movies of Jim Jarmusch.
The rehearsal for “The Life Aquatic” went, in true Andersonian style, thusly glib:
“[W]e went out on a ship. I mentioned, ‘I need to rehearse.’ And he mentioned, ‘What?’ And I mentioned, ‘Yeah, simply inform me the story.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, God.’ So he simply learn me the script, proper on the boat. And I simply sat there, sunbathing on a speedboat, and he learn the script to me. It was sort of like a fairytale, like a night-night bedtime story. We did not even end the script, however after we obtained [off], I believed, ‘Nicely, that is sufficient.'”
Learn it to me, and we’re able to go.