10 years on: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’

We can’t believe that it’s been ten years since Wes Anderson released ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,’ so we’ve compiled a few treats for Wes Anderson Fans.

Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson on set filming the interior of the Belafonte, a ship which Anderson built and also split in half.

Some of the cast recently got together to reminisce about their time on the infamous ship the’ Belafonte,’ In the video below Bill Murray recalls the freezing cold scuba diving with Willem Defore, while Jeff Goldblum and Wes Anderson talk about the craft of the film.

(via – Criterion Collection)

The film stars Bill Murray as the eponymous Zissou, an eccentric oceanographer who sets out to exact revenge on the “Jaguar shark” that ate his partner Esteban. Zissou is both a parody of and homage to French diving pioneer Jacques Yves Cousteau (1910–1997), to whom the film is dedicated. Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, Jeff Goldblum, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson, Seu Jorge, and Bud Cort are also featured in the film.

We’ve also collected some rare photographs to commemorate the Cousteau inspired adventure.

Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
Bill Murray
Bill Murray and the Belafonte
Seu Jorge
Seu Jorge – who provided music on board
The Entire Cast
The Entire Cast

By Will Harper


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