Zeppelin Zeerip’s offbeat short film owes more than a bit to the style of Wes Anderson, telling the story of a group of young men who head into the snowy mountains of Idaho in search of an elusive Hermit who escaped from an asylum. It’s an unexpected blend of winter sports action and quirky indie film tropes.
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Wally Koval and the followers of the Accidentally Wes Anderson Instagram page are on a mission to find real locations that capture the fastidious and whimsical style of filmmaker Wes Anderson. This 368-page book chronicles some of these wondrous destinations through images and stories, along with a foreword by Anderson himself.
There’s no question that filmmakers often reference other films in their works. Film scholar Yaron Baruch demonstrates just how true that is for Wes Anderson in this side-by-side comparison of footage from Moonrise Kingdom and Walt Disney’s animated version of Peter Pan.
(PG-13) Wes Anderson has always had a very precise and fastidious aesthetic. But after making Fantastic Mr. Fox, his style changed in ways that made his subsequent movies even more magical. The Discarded Image and Beyond The Frame teamed up to explore how his stop-motion learnings affected even Anderson’s live-action films.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.