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Observations on film art : THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: Wes Anderson takes the 4:3 challenge
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A deep analysis of how filmmakers use a framing shot in their films and how this one shot has changed cinema. it also shows how Wes Anderson is today the most widely visible example of the style, partly because while others use it sporadically, he is single-minded about it.
Added by on 4/6/14
It isn't easy being twee: Why the Wes Anderson aesthetic is good for everyone
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Sure, mock "Portlandia," Wes Anderson, the Smiths. But Morrissey's right: It takes strength to be gentle and kind
Source: www.salon.com
Added by on 4/6/14
Interview: Wes Anderson On 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Owen Wilson, Westerns & More
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@indiewire recently sat down with Wes Anderson to talk about "The Grand Budapest Hotel," but also — like the movie that is nostalgic for the past — look back at earlier moments in the director's career
Added by on 3/5/14
The top 25 underappreciated films of 2004 | Den of Geek
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We head back a decade to look at a few films that deserve more attention. Here's our list of 25 under-appreciated movies of 2004...
Added by on 2/21/14
Video Essay: The Visual Themes of Wes Anderson Features, Video - Way Too Indie
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Wes Anderson has become a film genre. Even Saturday Night Live did a spoof on this notion, re-envisioning a modern horror film as a Wes Anderson comedy for one of their digital shorts. And although the auteur would not likely refer to himself as a "genre", the evidence is onscreen in every one of his films. It's through the marriage of his production design team's (David Wasco, Mark Friedberg, Nelson Lowry and Adam Stockhausen) signature art direction, and the virtuoso camerawork led by his go-to Director of Photography Robert Yeoman (as well as his stop-motion animation cinematographer Tristan Oliver) that Anderson has been able to carve a niche in American cinema history. In the same way a Spike Lee Joint or a Martin Scorsese Picture have their own distinctions, so also is a Wes Anderson film (more properly known as an American Empirical Picture) easy to spot. But the twist is, for all his towering success as an American auteur, the look and feeling behind each Anderson film finds its influences more rooted in foreign cinema. The tracking camera, moving from room to room, examining the bourgeoisie and upper class in the films of Luis Buñuel (e.g. El Angel Exterminador) laid the groundwork for the dolly and tracking shots in Anderson's Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and early sections of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The frenetic energy and overall zeal found in François Truffaut's Jules et Jim serves also as the celluloid backbone of most of Anderson's works, specifically Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. The melancholic swoons of the silver screen's longing romantics permeate Moonrise Kingdom, Hotel Chevalier/The Darjeeling Limited and in the romance subplot of Bottle Rocket. These films share the same sort of beautiful yet honest moments found in Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou.
Source: waytooindie.com
Added by on 2/18/14
In Living Color
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Analyzing the color palettes of stills from well-known movies
Added by on 4/25/13
22 Great Father & Son Movies
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From animated classics to arthouse legends, men and their kids are a common way to set an emotional spine for a movie, and so @indiewire is only just scratching the surface here, but the picks below number among them some of the best ever cinematic takes on the surface.
Added by on 3/29/13
Greatest Shoes In Cinema
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Well, I've just seen Stoker (Which is incredible by the way) and shoes play a significant part in the plot, this got me thinking about the greatest shoes in cinema. Check out the following list...
Added by on 3/6/13
The Best Movie Scientists Ever
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@laurakadner of @hellogiggles lists the best movie scientists of all time.
Added by on 1/28/13
"Bill Murray photo-bombs life"
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Bill Murray is the January @GQmagazine cover subject; here's the great profile of him from that issue
Source: www.gq.com
Added by on 12/19/12
Interview: Wes Anderson On 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Owen Wilson, Westerns & More
Interesting
@indiewire recently sat down with Wes Anderson to talk about "The Grand Budapest Hotel," but also — like the movie that is nostalgic for the past — look back at earlier moments in the director's career
Added by on 3/5/14
"Bill Murray photo-bombs life"
Interesting
Bill Murray is the January @GQmagazine cover subject; here's the great profile of him from that issue
Source: www.gq.com
Added by on 12/19/12
Observations on film art : THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: Wes Anderson takes the 4:3 challenge
Interesting
A deep analysis of how filmmakers use a framing shot in their films and how this one shot has changed cinema. it also shows how Wes Anderson is today the most widely visible example of the style, partly because while others use it sporadically, he is single-minded about it.
Added by on 4/6/14
It isn't easy being twee: Why the Wes Anderson aesthetic is good for everyone
Interesting
Sure, mock "Portlandia," Wes Anderson, the Smiths. But Morrissey's right: It takes strength to be gentle and kind
Source: www.salon.com
Added by on 4/6/14
In Living Color
Interesting
Analyzing the color palettes of stills from well-known movies
Added by on 4/25/13
22 Great Father & Son Movies
Interesting
From animated classics to arthouse legends, men and their kids are a common way to set an emotional spine for a movie, and so @indiewire is only just scratching the surface here, but the picks below number among them some of the best ever cinematic takes on the surface.
Added by on 3/29/13
Greatest Shoes In Cinema
Interesting
Well, I've just seen Stoker (Which is incredible by the way) and shoes play a significant part in the plot, this got me thinking about the greatest shoes in cinema. Check out the following list...
Added by on 3/6/13
The Best Movie Scientists Ever
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@laurakadner of @hellogiggles lists the best movie scientists of all time.
Added by on 1/28/13
Video Essay: The Visual Themes of Wes Anderson Features, Video - Way Too Indie
Interesting
Wes Anderson has become a film genre. Even Saturday Night Live did a spoof on this notion, re-envisioning a modern horror film as a Wes Anderson comedy for one of their digital shorts. And although the auteur would not likely refer to himself as a "genre", the evidence is onscreen in every one of his films. It's through the marriage of his production design team's (David Wasco, Mark Friedberg, Nelson Lowry and Adam Stockhausen) signature art direction, and the virtuoso camerawork led by his go-to Director of Photography Robert Yeoman (as well as his stop-motion animation cinematographer Tristan Oliver) that Anderson has been able to carve a niche in American cinema history. In the same way a Spike Lee Joint or a Martin Scorsese Picture have their own distinctions, so also is a Wes Anderson film (more properly known as an American Empirical Picture) easy to spot. But the twist is, for all his towering success as an American auteur, the look and feeling behind each Anderson film finds its influences more rooted in foreign cinema. The tracking camera, moving from room to room, examining the bourgeoisie and upper class in the films of Luis Buñuel (e.g. El Angel Exterminador) laid the groundwork for the dolly and tracking shots in Anderson's Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and early sections of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The frenetic energy and overall zeal found in François Truffaut's Jules et Jim serves also as the celluloid backbone of most of Anderson's works, specifically Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. The melancholic swoons of the silver screen's longing romantics permeate Moonrise Kingdom, Hotel Chevalier/The Darjeeling Limited and in the romance subplot of Bottle Rocket. These films share the same sort of beautiful yet honest moments found in Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou.
Source: waytooindie.com
Added by on 2/18/14
The top 25 underappreciated films of 2004 | Den of Geek
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We head back a decade to look at a few films that deserve more attention. Here's our list of 25 under-appreciated movies of 2004...
Added by on 2/21/14