If you’re like me, there’s a good chance that you’re absolutely dying to get your senses on The Darjeeling Limited. How about a little app-e-teaser in the form of a beautiful, vivid and poignant short film/Darjeeling prelude titled Hotel Chevalier.

I think it sounds like an absolutely wonderful idea. Go here.

I’m loving this. It’s everything we love about Wes Anderson and more. Sparse, smart and sharp dialogue, a heaping eyeful from the cameras and set design and a dry and brilliant wit that clenches your heart as well as your funny bone. And in the background, he’s drawing out the most bizarre and unusual form of empathy from the viewer. You’ve never literally been where these characters are, or experienced what they’re experiencing, but you don’t have to, because it’s written so perfectly, that you just get them. And they get you. And it’s beautiful.

It’s all kind of magical and I can’t quite shake it.