See Rushmore in 3 Animated GIFs

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May 25 2012 1:00 PM

Classic Cinema in 3 GIFs: Rushmore

Jason Schwartzman plays Max Fischer in Rushmore
Jason Schwartzman plays Max Fischer in Rushmore.

Still from Rushmore © Criterion 1998.

Also in Slate: Listen to our interview with Wes Anderson, read Dana Stevens' review of Moonrise Kingdom, and play Wes Anderson Bingo.

Every once in a while we like to pay tribute to a landmark film by encapsulating it in three
animated GIFs. For this installment, on the occasion of Wes Anderson’s latest release, we're honoring Rushmore, his 1998 coming-of-age picture about two unlikely friends (played by Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray) who fight over the love of a widowed first-grade teacher (played by Olivia Williams).

In the comments, let us know which three GIFs you would have selected, and nominate the film we should take on next.

Rushmore.BlumeDuckGif1

Images from Rushmore © Criterion 1998

Rushmore.WhenFightingStopsGif1

Images from Rushmore © Criterion 1998

Rushmore.LastDanceGif3

Images from Rushmore © Criterion 1998

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