It’s sort of become fashionable lately to needle Wes Anderson. I’m not sure how I feel about that. It’s not so much that I disagree with a lot of the criticism. It’s that I enjoy the movies regardless. To help bridge the gap between the Wes Anderson fans and haters, I present to you this infographic detailing precisely what’s on the screen during his movies:
20 responses to “Infographic: What Are We Seeing in Wes Anderson Movies?”
I really like Wes Anderson. Rushmore, Bottlerocket, The Royal Tennenbaums, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox are all really quirky and excellent. I can sort of see how someone would badmouth his films cause they can be a bit over the top (and just plain weird), but there’s something about his films that I find really appealing. And much like Scorsese, he really knows how to use music in a scene for maximum effect. I don’t care for Gwyneth Paltrow, but that scene in The Royal Tenenbaums when she meets Luke Wilson at the marine terminal is just so beautifully done…
I like Paltrow more than I should, purely because of her role as Margot Tenenbaum. Fun fact: apparently Scorsese named Wes Anderson “the next Scorsese” or something in a GQ interview. Or so sayeth Wes Anderson’s IMDB trivia section.
Yes! I remember the article. It was in Esquire. It was an article about the next great group of directors. Alexander Payne, PT Anderson, and a few others. I may actually still have it somewhere. Here’s the link to the Scorsese article on Wes Anderson:
As far as Paltrow, I thought she was great in Tenenbaums. She was also good in Iron Man. I think it’s her bogus British accent roles that irritate me. Enough already! Interestingly enough, though I’m no fan of Paltrow, I think her mom (Blythe Danner) is great.
Awesome! Thanks for the link.
I also agree with G-LO here, Wes Anderson is one of the best working directors today.
Nice infographic though!
Hehehe, very observational. You should do infographics like this for other directors. You have in the past, but I can’t remember for whom.
I’ve got a few. I’ve done Scorsese, Spielberg, Woody Allen, Hitchcock, Bergman… and I think that might be it.
You sure hit the nail on the head here. I’m definitely a fan, not a hater. Rushmore is my fave.
It’s kind of a coin flip for me between Rushmore and Tenenbaums. It kind of makes me sad that Schwartzman wasn’t in Tenenbaums.
I alluded to it in my Soundtracks piece, but I absolutely adore Rushmore, Bottlerocket, and Tenenbaums. But I feel a bit about Wes as I do about Tarantino: Man, you guys are f’n awesome directors. It kills me that your movies are so thematically similar. What if Wes Anderson made his version of There Will Be Blood? Maybe it would be a total failure. But it would be an awesome, interesting failure.
That almost perfectly echoes how I feel about Wes Anderson (and Tarantino, for that matter). Just once, I’d like to see them try something a little different. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a perfect microcosm for all of that. When I found out he was doing an animated movie, I was really intrigued and hoped that it’d be the one where he’d break free of his conventions. And then… it was a Wes Anderson movie. And I loved it anyway.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is awesome! I recently listened to it in the car during a family road trip. I wasn’t able to watch it, but the dialogue is so vivid and captivating that I was almost completely engrossed in it (I was driving a car afterall). 🙂
You do have to pay attention to the cussin’ road, after all.
Yes yes! The cussin’ road demands my undivided attention. Especially with precious cargo aboard.
Wasn’t a fan of The Royal Tenenbaums at all. It bored me to tears and it made very reluctant to check out any of his other movies.
That’s exactly how I felt about “Bottle Rocket”, which is pretty much the only Wes Anderson movie I haven’t enjoyed.
The Royal Tenenbaums is the only ones I’ve seen from Wes, too. I remember liking parts of it (the Bill Murray parts probably) but not sure if I like it enough to check out his other work.
Fantastic Mr. Fox might be worth a try, Ruth. It’s still very much Wes Anderson, but it’s a fun, animated kids movie at heart.
Oh dear lord is Mr. Fox a great movie!! Cute, quirky and tons of fun. I kind of think of it as the Wes Anderson movie for people who don’t like Wes Anderson:P
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Seeing in Wes Anderson Movies? |. And I actually do have a few
questions for you if you do not mind. Could it be simply me or does
it look like some of these remarks appear as if they are left by brain dead folks?
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