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It's difficult to pinpoint the root of Rushmore's offbeat sensibility, but the movie's visual style has something to do with it. A comedy directed by Wes Anderson and co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson, Rushmore is distinguished by its anamorphic format and use of wide-angle lenses, as well as by Bill Murray and newcomer Jason Schwartzman's droll performances. Anderson laid a few obstacles in DP Robert Yeoman's path: He wanted the film to be widescreen, but he also wanted depth of field.

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