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A Deeper Look Into Iconic Traits, Cinematic Themes Of Wes Anderson’s Films
By Melissa Goh, 17 Aug 2015
Film director Wes Anderson is known for his distinctive themes and cinematic techniques.
Luís Azevedo of The A to Z Review has put together a list of lesser-known film traits of the popular director.
New addition to a recurrent cast to create familiarity.
You will often see recurrent actors in Wes Anderson’s films, his favorite actors usually have one or two main roles, and then comes back as secondary characters, which he then brings in new casts. Most of his movie reunites all of them at the end to create a sense of family.
A strong male character or father figure is often seen in his movies.
Wes Anderson’s parents had divorced at a very young age. He can still be seen coping with it through his films, evidently from Mr. Henry in his first movie all the way through to M. Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel. His male characters are often depicted resolving issues with a dead or an absent father figure.
Death and unkindness of animals in almost every film.
The death of animals were handled delicately until a cat was thrown out of a window in The Grand Budapest Hotel—a dog is run over in The Royal Tenembaumns, another shot dead with an arrow in Moonrise Kingdom, and a rat electrocuted to death in Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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[via Taste Of Cinema, The A to Z Review]
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