A short introduction to Wes Anderson
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Indie cinema lover or not, it’s likely you’ve crossed paths with Wes Anderson. Arguably, he has spawned his own genre of film – paying great attention to detail in divisive works with a noticeable aesthetic and visual style. Here’s a guide of where to begin with one of the most respected, beloved filmmakers of the 21st Century. The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 Anderson’s most recent and financially successful film maps the life of a lobby boy in a popular ski resort, Zero, who becomes Gustave’s friend and protégé. Gustave, the prestigious concierge, prides himself on providing outstanding service to hotel guests, but the two get swept up in an elaborate heist after they fall into the hands of expensive artwork. The cinematography takes Anderson’s love of panache to a new level – making it possibly his most vibrant movie yet. The hotel itself stands somewhat superficial in impressive establishing shots, with the excessive amount of care in each scene commending his stylistic signature. The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001 The third movie of Anderson’s to be co-written by Owen Wilson sees a drama/comedy about a New York family of prodigies and misfits. The narrative follows the lives of three siblings, the children of Royal Tenenbaum and once wife Etheline, seeing their great success in childhood, and eventual disappointment in adulthood.
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