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Why Do Wes Anderson Movies Look Like That?

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Wes Anderson's unique style has been the subject of many video essays, but in this video I wanted to take a look not just at the elements that make up that style but at why Anderson is drawn to those elements and the role they play in his storytelling.

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References:
- Interview with Matt Zoller Seitz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fxCE...
- The Darjeeling Limited Criterion Edition (With Commentary): https://amzn.to/36B0eaZ
- The Wes Anderson Collection: https://amzn.to/3lcuooY
- The Grand Budapest Hotel Edition: https://amzn.to/3cTXQNB
- David Bordwell on Planimetric Composition: http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/201...
- David Bordwell on Wes Anderson as a Brand: http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/201...
- Wes Anderson American Express Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOhDo...
- David Lowery Short Film PIONEER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ9g5...

CHAPTERS:
0:00 Introduction
3:25 I. The Unreality of Flatness
6:35 II. Against Naturalism
9:05 III. "Well in this case literally."
14:12 IV. The New Sincerity of Wes Anderson

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