They used that art for The Darjeeling Limited. The Indian, snake, and cactus are in the booklet and the sleeping dog is on the Bengal Lancer menu.
Ah. I guess that puts the kibosh on the notion that The Royal Tenenbaums
is necessarily coming soon
, but with the path cleared by Rushmore
, I still suspect we'll see it eventually.
I know that Buena Vista collaborated and handled the distribution of the Tenenbaums
release, but didn't Criterion do Rushmore
themselves (with distribution via Image)? It doesn't have the studio-friendly slipcase or Buena Vista price point.
I'm pretty sure Chasing Amy and Chungking Express are the only two from Miramax.
Straw Dogs and the Hitchcocks are either owned by, or licensed to, MGM.
So this leaves the Wes Andersons, the Michael Bays, and for some reason, Terminal Station? (How did they get it? What branch?
You are correct that those two are the only Miramax titles. The Andersons and Bays came about due to lobbying by their directors. Straw Dogs
, the Hitchcocks, and Terminal Station
were all David O. Selznick productions. The Selnick library was purchased ABC, whose library was later purchased by Disney. In the past 15 years, Disney has licensed the ABC library to Anchor Bay, then Criterion, and now MGM. Terminal Station
remains in print because, although Criterion worked with Disney to get original elements, the film has actually fallen into the public domain.