If you see enough movies you begin to feel like everyone tells their story the same. The movies seem grounded in reality. The Dialog feels common and basic. It just starts to feel like every director movie feels the same. There are only two directors that really stand out for having a unique way of making a film. Those being Quentin Tarantino and my favorite director, Wes Anderson.
I think I was 18 years old when I saw my first Wes Anderson film and ever since that day he has been my favorite storyteller. The movie was Rushmore starring Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray. It was the story of a weird teenager named Max Fischer, his friendship with a rich industrialist Herman Blume played by Bill Murray, and their love for an elementary school teacher named Rosemary Cross. Yes, that’s right. A high schooler and a rich old man are competing against each other for the love of an elementary school teacher. Did I mention that this is a comedy-drama? The dialog is unique and unnatural. The script was over the top. There is a point in the movies where Max Fischer makes a high school play about the Vietnam war with flame throwers and explosions. I had never seen anything like it.
Over the years, Wes Anderson has dropped amazing movie after amazing movie. The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and my favorite, the Grand Budapest Hotel. Every one of these movies stands out for the unique dialog and the bright pastel colors of his sets. No one but Wes Anderson can make a movie this unique.
Today, the trailer for his next movie dropped, The French Dispatch. The fact that I have to wait until this summer to see this movie is soul-crushing because I want it now. The French Dispatch hits theaters July 24th, 2020.
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