Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) revolves around Mr. Fox (George Clooney), a cunning, somewhat egotistical bird thief. The film is a dry, witty comedy suitable for both children and adults; however, it’s greatest interest is the portrayal of a morally gray character. Anderson sets up expectations for Mr. Fox’s character in the opening scene, […]
Wes Anderson’s films dispose of a rich scale of forms of expression and an astounding artistic freedom. He is the kind of director who has a true, artistic visual vision and he needs hand-picked, incredibly talented production designers who can speak the same language and bring his vision to life. This is creative filmmaking and […]
Video essayist Anna Catley explores the cinematic worlds of these two great filmmakers.
I’ve been on a Wes Anderson marathon lately, revisiting almost everything I’d already seen and finally watching the rest. However, the idea for this article came to me when I saw the illustration below, made by Wes’ brother, Eric Chase Anderson, in the book The Wes Anderson Collection. For anyone interested in fashion and film, a […]
“Don’t shop anything – make everything!” Wes Anderson wanted designer Karen Patch to, as much as possible, design and build all the costumes exclusively for the movie The Royal Tenenbaums, which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year. The film-maker is known for placing a high importance on the visual aesthetic of his films, and costumes […]
Criticisms of Wes Anderson’s filmmaking often centre on a lack of warmth and humanity, as if his style is a façade and that emotional content is something that is neglected or ignored, willfully or otherwise. But this doesn’t ring true; in this, his third film, the story reaches an emotional crescendo that the design, cinematography […]