Who doesn’t love an indie film every once in a while? I sure do. Director Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel recently won 4 Oscars, including Best Achievement in Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, as well as Best Original Score. This movie tells of the adventures of a concierge and his lobby boy living in the fictional country of Zubrowka during the 1930s.
You may have heard of Wes Anderson, the funky director whose most recent film is The Grand Budapest Hotel. All of his movies are unique, yet they can be drawn back to a few characteristics that make them a pure Anderson film. You know that you are watching a Wes Anderson movie if there is a distinct color palette. Anderson is also a fan of symmetry, family, nostalgia, Billy Murray and Owen Wilson. Anderson has a knack for finding wonderful composers.
Check out the newly released book The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz for a wonderful inside look into Wes Anderson’s mind.
Here I will introduce my 5 favorite Wes Anderson films. Enjoy!
Two 12 year olds fall in love and flee together on an adventure, causing a scare in their small town. Bookworm Suzy Bishop and Khaki Scout Sam Shakusky are both headstrong young people who feel a strong connection to one another.
Period setting: 1965
Quote: “We’re in love. We just want to be together. What’s wrong with that?” (Suzy)