Various, Rushmore: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sam Adams

By Sam Adams

on 02.19.12 in Reviews



Few directors define their characters through music as succinctly as Wes Anderson, never more so than when he pegged the Creation’s “Making Time” to afterschool overachiever Max Fischer. Although it’s heavy on the British invasion, Rushmore‘s soundtrack is as peripatetic as the film’s beret-sporting protagonist, ranging from Yves Montand’s Francophone croon to the mock-baroque contraptions of Mark Mothersbaugh’s score. And yet it all hangs together splendidly, telling a story all of its own.