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Wes Anderson’s Centered Parting

Here’s a supercut from Kogonda, the guy who brought you Kubrick: One Point Perspective, on a similar stylistic tic by film maker Wes Anderson. In this short video, he demonstrates with a dotted line down the middle of the screen, Anderson’s preoccupation with symmetry. Even when the camera moves, perspective always settles down the centre […]

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The Wrath Aquatic: How Zissou Reflects Khan’s Kirk

I recently re-watched The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou in its entirety for the first time since its original release. This time around I found it a more entertaining, less wilfully obtuse experience, relaxed in its own world building and themes, weighty beneath the whimsy. There is quite a bit one could discuss about the […]

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Forget About It Sanchez, It’s Rushmore

Wes Anderson’s films often seem to exist in hermetically sealed bubbles of wilful whimsy, with a measure of sangfroid and melancholia just beneath. One environment perfectly skewed to such an approach is that of our school days. Although you’ve never had school days like these. With Rushmore, the curtains open, as if in one of […]

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The Belafonte – Life After The Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Whatever Happened To The Belafonte? As much a character as Bill Murray’s obsessively colourful sea-faring explorer in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, his ship The Belafonte has had an eventful life on the high seas. Originally commissioned HMS Packington in 1958 as a minesweeper in the British Royal Navy, the tub was […]

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