Ceramics and Architecture
Submarine is directed by Richard Ayoade, who has previously directed a live film for the Arctic Monkeys. I can only assume he has also looked at my Lovefilm list of films I enjoyed, and made a film based on that list. I don’t know why he would do that, but I’m glad he did.
The Life Aquatic + Harold & Maude
Things I like about Submarine
Now obviously what we have above is a list of ‘things that have been nicked wholesale from other – very good – films’. What sets Submarine apart from other similar films [such as the incredibly derivative and worthy Charley Bartlett – another film that borrowed HEAVILY from Harold & Maude] is that it absolutely hilarious.
Like Ayoade, Anderson is influenced by Harold & Maude, even casting Bud Cort in The Life Aquatic and using Cat Stevens songs in Rushmore. But Submarine isn’t just a stew of ‘heavily borrowed’ bits, oh no, there’s more!
More things that I like about Submarine
So in summary, go and see Harold & Maude.