1. His films are beautifully shot
And he has proven himself a great director both in his comedy dramas as well as his animations. All of his films, no matter how amazing or a little less amazing they are, enchant us with beautiful shots, hypnotising combinations of colours and quirky yet intimate and charming atmosphere. They might be a little pretentious at times, but aren’t we?
2. He shows the actors we know from a different angle
For years I have been strongly believing that Owen Wilson is one of the most cliche following actors on Earth and I almost become allergic to his face because of the amount of failing comedies he starred in. Fortunately, just when I was about to never see Owen Wilson movie ever again, I watched Darjeeling Limited where Wilson shone as strong as Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, if not brighter.
Same story happens with Bill Murray, who is a good actor, who tends to take too long a holiday to remember his last movie, but whenever we see him acting for Wes Anderson, his performance is unforgettable.
Gwyneth Paltrow has also a rather ambiguous career behind her and she is difficult to define as either good or bad actress- unless she is in Wes Anderson movie, like everybody else, she is simply mesmerising in them.
I could name so many more examples, but how about you just watch one of his films and judge yourself?
3. He is the voice of uniqueness
Wes Anderson’s films are both easy to recognise and completely different from each other at the same time. Although he focuses mainly on comedy drama genre, he sends his characters to India, under the water and to a fox’s den. However, all of his characters are there to stand for the message Anderson delivers to his audience.
It’s OK to be different
4. He loves movies
Genuinely. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a movie director loves films himself but nowadays some of them really seem to make films just for the money’s sake. I agree that money is probably the last thing Anderson has to worry about now, but based on the interviews he gave it is impossible not to notice how geeky he is when it comes to cinema.
Just look at the list of his favourite films:
This year’s Cannes film festival will be opening with Moonrise Kingdom.