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mt  ·  1592 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Let's talk about Wes Anderson and the hype...

Thanks for sharing your take on Wes Anderson, I enjoyed reading your post.

If I understand correctly, your main problem with Anderson is that you think there's not enough substance behind his style. You can make this claim for other directors as well - Jim Jarmusch comes to mind, for example. However, I think in their cases, style is substance. You can enjoy Anderson's films as popcorn movies and they work fine, they don't need to be complex or overly original for that. I think you can also look at the way his films depict the world and which thoughts might be behind this depiction, and for this his style is key.

shappyrohman  ·  1592 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Honestly, my main problem is not his technique or his style. It's the horde of followers he has earned himself with that style, which isn't his fault tbh.

If a director has a vision and wants to make movies his/her way, I'm all for it. I think being in a lower-level cinema class just gave me an overdose of Wes FANderson's (i made that up, pretty clever) and I was already annoyed with him before but now I'm on a divine mission to rebel against him or something.

Yea, i don't like the guy's movies, but I also completely agree with you when you say his style is his substance. And Wes knows it too, that's why he does it, and it's a cool exercise in mise-en-scène and set control.

Thanks for your comment! It's always nice to hear fans of Anderson explain their side to me