this is so pleasing.
Wes Anderson’s original, black & white, 13 minute version of Bottle Rocket.
Anderson’s short film, which he shot in 1992 and distributed two years later, was originally set to star ”real” and established actors but, due to budget issues, the main roles were given to co-screenwriter Owen Wilson and his brother Luke, neither of whom had ever appeared in a film before.
Things worked out okay.
Two years later, with help from early Anderson fan and supporter, James L. Brooks, Bottle Rocket was reworked, reshot, and released as Wes Anderson’s first feature film.
Related: A Speculative Wes Anderson Filmography (2014-2065)