I can't imagine another director making it.
1. Ralph Fiennes gives his best performance ever.
2. If this doesn't win Best Art Direction/Production Design I'm never watching the Oscars again.
3. I believe all but five of the adult males with speaking parts sport facial hair.
4. Anderson has graduated from being inspired by From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler to being inspired by Nabokov's Pale Fire.
5. He should really do a Hardy Boys movie.