Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Showcase: Wes Anderson Films

It's not his insane star-making choice of actors, or his awkwardly hilarious use of wordplay. It's not his wonderful addiction to Futura (bold) and don't even get me started on his use of his brother, Eric Anderson's, illustrations. The thing that draws me most to Wes Anderson's movies is his impeccable use of detail. The details of his sets, scripts, wardrobe and soundtrack are always consistently well placed , incredibly revealing of his characters histories and always so wonderful to re-notice in the many watching of his films. Below is a cluster of Wes' films ... in order of appearance.

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Also, as a note. If you've been living under a non-movie nerd rock for the past couple of months then you've been missing out on the expectant excitement of Anderson's newest film, which just so happens to be a purely stop motion piece based on Roald Dahl's book The Fantastic Mr. Fox. That's right people, we will soon be enjoying quirky well dialogued foxes making mischief in well fitting beige corduroy suits. (squee!) Linkage below:
  1. Rushmore (1998)
  2. The Fantastic Mr. Fox (releases Nov. 25th 2009)

P.S. ~ If you feel like you've failed at life from never seeing one of these movie masterpieces, The Royal Tenenbaums is currently "watch instantly" on Netflix ;)