#60: Wes Anderson

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Since 3 previous episodes weren’t enough, Timmie and Ryan join together to discuss a favorite director and auteur, Wes Anderson.  Join us for a celebration of artistry, humor, and whimsy, as we look at Anderson and his films from all sides.  Maybe we should have storyboarded it too!

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I. Intro 

A. Welcome Back from Alaska Ryan

B.  Finally Another Director Episode

C.  Lots Of Attention At The Oscars

D.  General Feelings On Wes Anderson

II. The Oeuvre [00:12:15]

  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

III. The Auteur Filmmaker [00:27:45]

A. Writer, Director, Producer…

  • Can we consider Anderson in this category?
  • What puts some directors in this category and not others?
    • “a filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie.”

B. Visual Style

  • Creates his own world/reality literally
  • Cinematography
  • Writing and humor
  • Fairytale/Storybook quality
  • Revolving Players/Cast
  • Music Choices/Scores

IV. Influences And Imitators [01:02:31]

A.  Ryan Watched Series By The Museum Of The Moving Image

  • Anderson compared to Orson Wells
  • Mike Nichols
  • Truffaut (and French New Wave in general)
  • Scorsese
  • Hal Ashby

B.  Imitators

  • Garden State 
  • Igby Goes Down
  • Juno
  • Submarine 

C.  How Important Is It To Site/Discuss This?

V. Mini Segments [01:1]

A. Favorite Anderson Films

B. Ryan’s Trivia Corner:  Wes Anderson Edition

VI. Conclusions [01:14:10]

A. Related Links

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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