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September 26, 2007 8:11 PM   Subscribe

"Hotel Chevalier," the twelve-minute prequel short to Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, is available for download from iTunes.
posted by BackwardsCity (50 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Just to save a lot of people a lot of time: 8:09.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:18 PM on September 26, 2007 [6 favorites]


Torrent or download? I hate iTunes
posted by GavinR at 8:25 PM on September 26, 2007


Mmmmmm...grilled cheese.
posted by ColdChef at 8:25 PM on September 26, 2007


I wanted to say, "It had better be free!" and it was. So for all you people complaining about free pancakes, go suck it.
posted by fungible at 8:26 PM on September 26, 2007


Yeah, not saddling my machine with iTunes ever again. Ever.
posted by SassHat at 8:32 PM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Amen, Armitage Shanks. Amen.
posted by patr1ck at 8:33 PM on September 26, 2007


This link is the more direct route if you have iTunes installed.
posted by basicchannel at 8:34 PM on September 26, 2007


Apparently it is unavailable in Canada. Boo.
posted by synecdoche at 8:45 PM on September 26, 2007


I don't have an Apple account. Thanks anyway.
posted by Reggie Digest at 8:45 PM on September 26, 2007


nice assong.
posted by pmbuko at 8:46 PM on September 26, 2007


For the uninitiated, Natalie Portman has a nude scene in the movie, at 8:09 (thanks Armitage Shanks).
posted by fe2dell at 8:49 PM on September 26, 2007


Worth the download?
posted by junesix at 8:59 PM on September 26, 2007


good song.

movie was affected, pointless, and weak. Weak performances, even from Schwartzman, who I expect better from.

And I love Wes Anderson (well, Rushmore and tennenbaums Wes Anderson)
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:02 PM on September 26, 2007


drjimmy11: "weak"? care to elaborate?
posted by schwa at 9:02 PM on September 26, 2007


Yeah... I don't have iTunes, so it's hardly "free", since I would have to taint my computer with hipster iPod DRM,
posted by delmoi at 9:10 PM on September 26, 2007


Speaking of taint!
posted by ColdChef at 9:10 PM on September 26, 2007




This video is the response to that thread about contemporary twee art, inspired by Salinger, being vapid and meaningless. And the response is: Natalie Portman's ass.

I think that convinced me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:13 PM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah... I don't have iTunes, so it's hardly "free", since I would have to taint my computer with hipster iPod DRM,
posted by delmoi at 9:10 PM on September 26 [+] [!]


I hate things that are popular and free, too! Can we be contrarian pen-pals?
posted by basicchannel at 9:18 PM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


I would have to taint my computer

You have to admit that it's better than computing your taint.
posted by pmbuko at 9:24 PM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


I don't have iTunes, so it's hardly "free", since I would have to taint my computer with hipster iPod DRM

'TV' is a nickname and nicknames are for friends and television is no friend of mine.
posted by jonson at 9:29 PM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]




Why are you bitching about DRM? Were you planning to make copies of that movie you don't want to download?
posted by emelenjr at 9:45 PM on September 26, 2007 [3 favorites]


Seems like Jason Schwartzman is seriously channeling the "Rushmore" and "Lost in Translation" Bill Murray here.
posted by i less than three nsima at 10:02 PM on September 26, 2007


Ah, that makes perfect sense. I saw Hotel Chevalier and The Darjeeling Limited last week, and couldn't quite understand why the short ("Part 1 of The Darjeeling Limited") wasn't going to be shown with the feature when it's released this week. You can catch both of them together at the New York Film Festival on Friday. Here's Marcy's review of The Darjeeling Limited, which I liked quite a bit, too.
posted by muckster at 10:09 PM on September 26, 2007


And the response is: Natalie Portman's ass.

I find that that is the answer to so much these days.
posted by tkchrist at 10:26 PM on September 26, 2007


That was cool.

I liked it.
posted by daq at 11:14 PM on September 26, 2007


Perhaps some kind could make this available outside of the Appleverse?
posted by srboisvert at 12:39 AM on September 27, 2007


Armond White (the greatest film critic alive today - greatest) didn't hate it either.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:43 AM on September 27, 2007


{on Preview (after reading more of muckster's really fine, interesting, interested, blog)}

Armond White (the greatest film critic alive today - well maybe not greatest but certainly a very provocative one (he loved Ang Lee's Incredible Hulk)...
posted by From Bklyn at 2:20 AM on September 27, 2007


Damn this linux box for preventing me from seeing Natalie Portman's ass! why are there no torrents?
posted by Phantomx at 3:15 AM on September 27, 2007


avi format here.
posted by srboisvert at 3:20 AM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


From Bklyn: you are kidding, right? Please tell me you are kidding.
posted by pxe2000 at 3:30 AM on September 27, 2007


pxe2000 - oh no, oh no I'm seriousasamycardialinfarctionofthefirstorder... OK, maybe I'm not. But I do/have loved reading Armond White; often enlightening, always erudite, and sometimes so far out in left field (his blind love of Spielberg) that I have to admire him, though I do not agree with his taste in movies I always find his opinions well worth considering, and I never feel I've wasted my time after reading his column.

On another note - I thought this short was better than anything I'd seen of Anderson's in his previous two movies. I was totally distracted by Ms.Portman but until she walked into the room I was struck with how much richer this was than Life Aquatic and briefly am holding out hopes this new movie will be better...
posted by From Bklyn at 4:03 AM on September 27, 2007


Were you planning to make copies of that movie you don't want to download?

More like download terabytes of video and audio I'll never watch or hear. But it's DRM-free!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:07 AM on September 27, 2007


Weird that it's copyrighted 2005.
posted by dobbs at 5:19 AM on September 27, 2007


Weird that it's copyrighted 2005.

Judging by the length of Ms. Portman's hair, that seems about right.
posted by ColdChef at 5:21 AM on September 27, 2007


My favorite Armond White column was the one where he compared an N*Sync video to Godard. I thought he must be parodying himself. No, he was serious.
posted by fungible at 5:24 AM on September 27, 2007


Armond Dangerous: Parsing the Confounding Film Criticism of Mr. Armond White
posted by muckster at 5:47 AM on September 27, 2007


Well, I liked it, anyway.
posted by grubi at 6:42 AM on September 27, 2007


Not to be a hipster contrarian non TV watching Cool Guy asshole, but not everyone in the world can even *run* iTunes. I can't on any machine I own. So I appreciate the AVI link -- thanks srboisvert.
posted by the dief at 7:26 AM on September 27, 2007


Dammit, I was hoping the AVI was the entire film, not Portman's ass. Well. Back to waiting.
posted by the dief at 7:27 AM on September 27, 2007


Thumbs up.
posted by billysumday at 8:09 AM on September 27, 2007


WHOA! That's not your thumb! Dude!
posted by ColdChef at 8:32 AM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


This Canadian would like a little torrent love too.
posted by Isaac at 9:39 AM on September 27, 2007


If what you're posting requires a credit card number to check out (which Apple does, even though this is free), then it's not a good FPP. Flagged on principle.
posted by dhammond at 11:22 AM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Rapid-Share link Kind of slow and pretty sure it's the whole thing. Sharing for us non-itunes capable people.
posted by Phantomx at 12:28 PM on September 27, 2007


The above link may be missing the first two or three minutes, I wouldn't know.
posted by Phantomx at 12:47 PM on September 27, 2007


Thanks for the kind words about my blog, From Bklyn. If y'all would excuse one more self-link, I just uploaded video from the Darjeeling Limited Press Conference.
posted by muckster at 6:06 AM on September 28, 2007


Thank you muckster - that was actually really interesting. Kept me up past my bed-time watching it.

Man actors can be... actorly, can't they? Even when you know they're as smart and intuitive as all get-out.
Just goes to show you, talking and doing are not necessarily related. At all. thanks again.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:15 PM on September 29, 2007


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