photography and musings by an amateur photographer aspiring to be more
I just saw this today and I'm ecstatic, because now I have something to look forward to this fall. Wes Anderson is one of the best directors out there. His style of comedy always kills me, and the photography, music and overall feel of his films is incredible.
If you don't believe me, watch "The Royal Tenenbaums", and after you're done laughing hysterically, notice the pink and brown hues that permeate the film. Everything seems to fit that scheme, and it's gorgeous. The exact same can be said for "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" , except with baby blue and yellow.
And the use of music is spectacular: Luke Wilson in a tent listening to "Goodbye Ruby Tuesday" broken hearted over his step-sister? Seu Jorge playing all those Bowie songs in Portugeuse? Spectacular.
What impresses me most though, his ability to make you feel like you're in some sort of alternate universe that's exactly like ours... just a little bit weirder and more beautiful. Anything in the movie which could be used to tie the plot to a period of time seems just a bit skewed so you can't pinpoint it. Not to mention, his characters always seem to be stuck somewhere in the past or their own little world, so it fits perfectly.
Do yourself a favor and go watch all of his films. This week. I might go watch them again...
Posted by Matt 7/29/2007 10:21:00 AM