See Wes Anderson’s obsession with symmetry in one supercut (video)
Wes, you cheeky little perfectionist… A short video explores the aesthete-director’s love for all things centered
Tue Mar 18 2014
There are many things that make a Wes Anderson shot immediately recognizable. One of the most important components in the The Grand Budapest Hotel director's visual palette is the use of symmetry; he's hooked on perfectly centered shots, as illustrated by the short video above. The clip, by Korean filmmaker Kogonada, showcases a series of shots from Anderson's filmography, each with a white dotted line down the middle to show how dead-center it is.
Another trick in the playful director's book? A meticulously selected, highly saturated array of colors. The Tumblr Wes Anderson Palettes rounds them all up for you obsessives out there. Consult our list of the top ten essential moments from his movies to see if they match up, and dive into our Wes Anderson interview for more on the director's complex worldview.
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