“Blue, white, and red are the colours of the French flag in left-to-right order, and the story of each film is loosely based on one of the three political ideals in the motto of the French Republic: liberty, equality, fraternity.”
“Bob Gale (writer and producer): I was back in St. Louis, Missouri, visiting my parents. Searching around in the basement, I found my father’s high-school yearbook. I’m thumbing through it and I found out my father was president of his graduating class. I didn’t know this. I thought about the president of my graduating class as someone I had nothing to do with. I was head of the Student Committee To Abolish Student Government. So I thought, “Gee, if I went to high school with my dad, would I have been friends with him?” So that was the idea I came back to Los Angeles with.”
“During that year, they were hit with the initial inspiration for “Bottle Rocket.” Without any required courses left, the pair was relatively aimless but left with a lot of energy. The apartment they shared had windows that wouldn’t shut and their landlord refused to fix them, so they decided to take matters into their own hands. Not by fixing the windows, but rather by breaking into their apartment, stealing some of their own stuff and reporting the incident to the police. Of course, the plan didn’t work when their landlord noted that it looked like “an inside job,” but the idea remained: Why would someone break into their own house and who would these robbers have to be?”