This post will be research on Wes Anderson, a famous director who has made films such as Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom, etc. Anderson was in 1969, Houston, Texas he made his first feature length film Rushmore in 1998.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
The Darjeeling Limited
The Darjeeling Limited was written by Wes Anderson Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman. It’s about three brothers who take a trip to India to Bond and also find their mother who lives there.
Wes Anderson originally came up with three separate ideas and only when he collaborated with Coppola and Schwartzman did this idea turn to The Darjeeling Limited.
Characters: Tend to be quirky and funny, his characters are from a middle class backgrounds (see Moonrise Kingdom) who either want to break away or be accepted and seek approval from an authoritative figure such as Father.
Style: Wes Anderson’s style is unique as he like using certain techniques in all of his films. e.g the use of the dolly and getting a smooth pan, he likes showing actions that are happening at the same time but in a different room with this technique.
He likes using slow motion shots at some point in his film usually at the end however, in The Darjeeling Limited the slow motion shots are in the middle of the film instead of the end.
Here is a video on YouTube that shows these shots.
Fantastic Mr. Fox was nominated for an Oscar and it won Cristal Award and Audience Award for best feature in 2010
Moonrise Kingdom was nominated for Palme d’Or Award at the Cannes Film festival 2012
Rushmore won Lone star and Television Award in 1999 for Best Director
Wes Anderson uses the same actors in his films such as Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson, Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston and many more. He can be compared to Directors such as Tim Burton, Tim Burton uses the same actors especially Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham- Carter because they seem to fit into the characters that he writes about. Wes Anderson collaborates not only with actors but with the same production crews’.