The Wes Anderson Collection
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A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch." Isle of Dogs (2018) Other elements of his films seem to be made from scratch as well, like his costumes and production design. While other filmmakers use real life locations or designs to create a cohesive world, Anderson seems to build his outright. His exposition is wonderful because it is so on-the-nose. Anderson has found a way to completely bypass the clunky presentation of essential information that so many other directors struggle with.
The pictures are a great mix of scenes and behind the scenes shots. While an entire book could easily be devoted to pictures that illustrate his image composition skills, this book offers enough to satisfy that part of the story but includes other pictures that support the argument that Anderson is much more than just atmosphere. The Wes Anderson film style is his own personal style, and he has gone to great lengths to cultivate a unique approach to cinema.
A fantastic book for fans of Wes Anderson’s and of cinematography alike. Each chapter is based around each film, chronologically. Although it was tempting to skip straight to my favourites and devour the pictures (a lot of the production ones are new to me) I started at the beginning and thoroughly enjoyed each part. I especially loved the added extras about influences, meaning and the distinctive Wes Anderson “look” Wes Anderson has won fewer awards than one might think, but he has been nominated for many and watched as his team took home wins, which in my opinion makes it even more important to study his films.
Some have noted many similarities between much of Anderson's work and the 1984 film The Hotel New Hampshire, a quirky and eccentric comedy-drama written and directed by Tony Richardson which featured an ensemble cast including Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe, Nastassja Kinski, Amanda Plummer, Matthew Modine, and Seth Green in his film debut.  Themes and stories [ edit ]Anderson returned to stop-motion animation with Isle of Dogs.  Production on the film started in the United Kingdom in October 2016, and it was released in March–April 2018.    The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score.  2020s [ edit ] Now you understand more about Wes Anderson and his unique style. You've no doubt already started to realign the way you think about color in your films. It's time to gather tools to evoke specific emotions from your viewers. In our next post, you'll find out how to use color.