Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wes Anderson

Even when your interests don't tend toward the indie side of film making, Wes Anderson is still a need to know film maker. With his 1996 Debut of Bottle Rocket,  Anderson's name has come up in critic reviews over and over for his style, award recognition, and recurring actor casting. With each new release, Wes Anderson's films capture the attention of mainstream audiences. There is never a doubt when watching a Anderson film, who directed it.  His unique style can be attributed to how he shoots scenes, his most popular tool is the tracking shot, which gives movement and energy to each shot. Anderson's love of patterns and palettes shine through the set up of each scene. Also, his wide use of symmetry is very noticeable across all his films. I first saw Bottle Rocket when i was eight years old and since then he has been my favorite filmmaker, my particular favorite is The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, I have seen this film at least once every three months since it came out in 2004.

A Conversation with Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman at 92YTribeca
Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman at92YTribeca

Example of Wes Anderson's use of symmetry

A website devoted to all the happenings and current projects of Wes Anderson

This tumblr shows the unique palettes of the wide variety of shots across his films

On the Criterion there is a host of information about his films and a small blurb about him and his top 10 movies.