Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wes Anderson 

Wes Anderson

Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor. He was born in Houston, Texas and stayed in Texas through college. He now resides in Paris, France and works on his films but spends most of his time in New York. He is most famous for his films Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. His work is known for its unusual narrative settings and his unique visual style. Anderson also puts a lot of thought into the music in his films and makes sure the meanings behind the songs connects to the meanings of the scenes. This director doesn't have the large portfolio  of directed movies but all of them are very rememberable which is another unique trait of Wes Anderson. He has won many awards for his directing and producing as well as many of the actors in his films have won awards from their work.  

More Information: 

  • Wes Anderson also does commercials every Christmas season again showing off his colorful settings and exceptional screenwriting. 
  • They are longer commercials but they usually have a longer story with some background to capture the experience. 

  • Many of the movie sets in his films exist in real life. 
  • Anderson also uses real workers that relate to his films in the scenes. In The Grand Budapest Hotel he used actual hospitality workers for the hotel staff. 

    • He only comes out with films every few years so when a new film comes out it is very sought after. 
    • His last film was The Grand Budapest Hotel that came out in 2014 and his next film is called Isle of Dogs and will be opening in 2018.

    Why Wes Anderson?

    I am drawn to his work because of the unique sets he creates and how he connects all of the characters. Each one of his films has an extremely unique stage and a deep meaning outside the screen. He tends to use the same actors and actresses in his films and being able to see how many ways these actors can perform draws me to his films. In his film The Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox Anderson uses many colors, camera angles and music to represent the intensity of the scenes and the way theses scenes come to life on the screen makes me feel like I am not watching a film but actually watching the events unfold in real life. All in all, I chose Wes Anderson because his style in his films is very unusual but also very beautiful and deep, this draws in many different audiences as well as represents art.