Twitter goes to the head of the recruiting class with ‘Rushmore’ video

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Fans of Wes Anderson will appreciate this clever riff on the head-of-the-class 1998 cult classic ‘Rushmore.”

Twitter originally set out to make a recruiting video that would show off the personality of Twitter and the people who work there.


‘In typical Twitter fashion, along the way it became something way more fun,” spokesman Matt Graves said.

“Meet the Class of Twitter HQ” runs through a sequence similar to one in “Rushmore” showing Twitter employees with deadpan expressions engaged in various activities: “mobile,” “research,” “gardening,” (gardening?) and “twideokinetics” accompanied by the British Invasion band the Creation’s “Making Time.”

Twitter employees are the stars of the video and wrote, filmed and edited it. Oliver Ryan, who’s head of “recruiting stuff” at Twitter, even has a cameo dressed in an American flag outfit.

There are other pop-culture references including “The Finer Things Club” from NBC’s “The Office.”

Below is the original sequence from ‘Rushmore.’ Enjoy.

-- Jessica Guynn