THE BEST Wes Anderson

The French Dispatch (Trailer)

The French Dispatch (Trailer)

Wes Anderson does what he does best, telling intricately woven tales of unusual people, portrayed by a star-studded cast, and setting them into fastidiously-arranged living paintings. The French Dispatch follows a series of stories surrounding the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional French city.

Best Play Ever Notebooks

Best Play Ever Notebooks

The guys at Best Play Ever offer up a variety of funny notebooks featuring imagery from pop culture, including hilarious memes from The Simpsons, Back to the Future’s Gray’s Sports Almanac, books from the world of Wes Anderson, and more.

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Tens Spectachrome Sunglasses

Tens Spectachrome Sunglasses

Do you enjoy the distinctive color palettes of Wes Anderson’s movies? Live every day like you’re in one with these special color-enhancing sunglasses, which feature a custom filter lens inspired by the cinematography of the director’s films. Now if only they could make everything symmetrical and fastidiously organized.

Making Stop-motion Sushi

Making Stop-motion Sushi

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is loaded with wonderfully-inventive stop-motion animation. Among the many scenes is one where a pair of hands artfully create a meal of sushi. Now, go inside that scene, created by Andy Biddle and Tony Farquhar-Smith over the course of 32 days.

Isle of Dogs: Making a World

Isle of Dogs: Making a World

We’ve learned about the animators and puppet makers behind Wes Anderson’s wonderful Isle of Dogs, now find out how the film’s artists and designers created the numerous and amazing miniature environments, as well as effects like waves, fire, smoke, and fog.

Isle of Dogs: The Puppets

Isle of Dogs: The Puppets

If you haven’t seen Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs yet, it’s definitely well worth a watch. In this behind-the-scenes clip, go inside UK-based Arch Model Studio, home to the talented men and women who handcrafted the film’s intricate puppets for over 800 on-screen characters.

Wes Anderson Movie Honest Trailer

Wes Anderson Movie Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies pokes fun at some of the many common themes and techniques found in Wes Anderson’s movies, from the bittersweet family stories, to the visual symmetry, linear camera movements, his meticulous attention to detail, and the Futura font.

Animating Isle of Dogs

Animating Isle of Dogs

Go behind the scenes with the talented artists behind Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs and see how the puppet makers, set builders, animators, and voice actors come together to bring the characters and story to life from otherwise inanimate objects. More here.

Isle of Dogs: Okay It’s Worth It

Isle of Dogs: Okay It’s Worth It

A brief scene from Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, in which two warring packs of dogs meet up and argue over a bag of trash. Seriously, nobody can do it like Anderson does.

Rushmore: A Young Wes Anderson

Rushmore: A Young Wes Anderson

ScreenPrism treats Wes Anderson’s breakout film Rushmore as the director’s coming-of-age. The movie sees the debut of Anderson’s dollhouse aesthetic – albeit raw and less ornate – and penchant for indie music, while the story and theme are lifted from his life.

Isle of Dogs (Trailer)

Isle of Dogs (Trailer)

Wes Anderson returns to the world of stop-motion animation in his latest film, about a future in which dog overpopulation leads to an evil overlord quarantining our best friends on an island filled with junk and garbage. Stars pretty much everyone in the universe.

Accidental Wes Anderson

Accidental Wes Anderson

We’ve gotta throw a shout-out to Laura over at If It’s Hip It’s Here for turning us onto this subreddit, which is populated with images of locations and scenes which could be straight out of a Wes Anderson film, thanks to their color palettes, symmetry, order, and mood.

Come Together

Come Together

Retailer H&M enlisted director Wes Anderson to apply his colorful, fastidious, and bittersweet style to their big holiday advert, which stars Adrien Brody as a train conductor who must break the news to his passengers they won’t make it home in time for Christmas.

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Where Story Meets Style

Where Story Meets Style

Lessons from the Screenplay argues that Moonrise Kingdom is where Wes Anderson’s aesthetic perfectly matches the screenplay – a tale of innocence and youthful optimism told from the perspective of jaded adults. Then again, that sounds like all of Anderson’s films.

Fantastic Mr. Blackalicious

Fantastic Mr. Blackalicious

Benjamin “Animal Robot” Roberts mashed up footage from Wes Anderson’s stop-motion classic Fantastic Mr. Fox with The Blowup by Blackalicious. The end result is a surprisingly perfect music video for the hip hop track.

A Video on Wes Anderson Videos

A Video on Wes Anderson Videos

(PG-13 Language) Dominick Nero got sick of seeing essays, parodies and other videos based on Wes Anderson’s films. So he decided to make a video about them. Hmmm. He also forgot what “supercut” means. Great edit though.

A Total Clustercuss

A Total Clustercuss

(PG-13) There are many aspects of Wes Anderson’s work which are consistent across his films. While his style, casting, and musical choices are often discussed, his effective use of cursing is not. Luís Azevedo of The A to Z Review makes it right in his video essay.

The Grand Overlook Hotel

The Grand Overlook Hotel

Steve Ramsden’s brilliantly edited mashup of two classic, but very different movies which take place in iconic hotels – Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel – and the Overlook Hotel from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

Wes Anderson’s Violence

Wes Anderson’s Violence

(Gore) Wes Anderson is no Quentin Tarantino, but his films can get pretty brutal too, as shown here in Dávid Velenczei’s supercut. Willem Dafoe was such a badass in The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Wes Anderson: Red & Yellow

Wes Anderson: Red & Yellow

Editor Rishi Kaneria explores the effective use of color in the work of Wes Anderson, and the use of monochromatic color schemes to create painterly settings. Kaneria previously looked at the use of color in Pixar films in ROYGBIV.

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Wes Anderson’s Uncanny X-Men

Wes Anderson’s Uncanny X-Men

Patrick Willems imagines what a Wes Anderson X-Men movie would be like. Light brown filter? Check. Stoic female? Check. Building cross-section? Check. Shoddy costumes? Nope. No way Wes would sign off on that. (Thanks Orion!)

Star Wars VII: Wes Anderson Edition

Star Wars VII: Wes Anderson Edition

We’ve seen what Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be like through George Lucas’ eyes. Now let’s see the teaser dressed up in the quaint antique dollhouse style of Wes Anderson, courtesy of YouTuber Jonah Feingold.

The Grand Sausage Pizza

The Grand Sausage Pizza

(NSFW: Language) Nacho Punch envisions what an adult film might be like if Wes Anderson were to direct one featuring the stereotypical pizza delivery guy with a very special delivery. Bonus points for the spot-on Owen Wilson impression.

The Wes Anderson Mixtape

The Wes Anderson Mixtape

Eclectic Method’s awesome remix mashes up soundbites, music and imagery from director Wes Anderson’s quirky, romantic, and beautifully composed films. Every time we see a scene from Fantastic Mr. Fox, we have to Netflix it again.

Wes Anderson’s Forrest Gump

Wes Anderson’s Forrest Gump

A parody title sequence by Louis Paquet. If Wes Anderson directed Forrest Gump, it wouldn’t be like a box of chocolates – we’ll know exactly what we’re going to get. Also that box would not have moved an millimeter.

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