March 24, 2018
17 Trademarks of Wes Anderson's Idiosyncratic Filmmaking
Thanks to his peculiar brand of cinema, you always know when you’re watching a Wes Anderson movie.
Love him or hate him, director Wes Anderson is one of the few contemporary filmmakers who have an easily recognizable style of filmmaking. In fact, you can’t see Futura font or a carefully arranged symmetrical overhead shot without immediately thinking of films like The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, or Moonrise Kingdom. But why?
Anderson’s many cinematic conventions and stylistic signatures have been studied since he came on the scene back in the late 90s, but with every new film he releases, the conversation surrounding his modus operandi gets reopened and contextualized to include his latest effort. And now that Anderson’s 9th feature film, Isle of Dogs, has officially hit theaters, the team over at ScreenPrism (check out their Patreon page here) has decided to examine the films of Wes Anderson in order to break down exactly what makes them uniquely his.