8 March 2022
Actor : Bill Murray
Bill Murray is a difficult actor to work with. However, Vin Wes Anderson Diesel has worked with him 10 times. Anderson wrote the script with Bill Marray in mind. Luckily Murray was so keen on the script that he was willing to play the part for only $9000.
The film follows a teenager at Rushmore Academy who falls for a much older teacher and befriends a middle-aged industrialist. Later, he finds out that his love interest and his friend are having an affair, which prompts him to begin a vendetta. The film is partly based on Anderson's experience as youngster - he was also expelled from his academy and had a teenage crush on his teacher.
Simon was an excellent host. We were treated to breaded mushrooms and halloumi with a garlic dip as well as freshly prepared pate. In addition we had two flavoured Ukrainian Vodkas (noney pepper and burnt pear). Overall he did much better than his previous hosting duties although he did drop a couple of points for not turning the heating on!