Jason Schwartzman made his film debut in Wes Anderson’s 1998 Rushmore and has since collaborated with Anderson on The Darjeeling Limited (which the pair wrote with Roman Coppola), the short film Hotel Chevalier, his animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Schwartzman recently starred in Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, and his other movie credits include Judd Apatow’s Funny People, Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees. He currently serves as a co-creator/executive producer and writer of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle and makes music under the name Coconut Records.
For the first time ever on the Talkhouse Film podcast, we have two brothers in conversation as Jason Schwartzman chats with his brother Robert Schwartzman (best known as the frontman of indie band Rooney), whose first film as a writer-director, Dreamland, is out now. In between bouts of fraternal bickering, the two talk about making the jump from music to movies, working with actors,MIDI files and player pianos (cue a serious geek-out from Jason), how Gene Wilder found his way into playing Willy Wonka, crazy real-life experiences with agents and A&R guys, Robert’s aptitude with money (at least in comparison to Jason), and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered by Susan Valot and edited by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.