A Concise Exploration of How Wes Anderson Found the now Iconic Wes Anderson Style
Wes Anderson‘s original and unique style of film without a doubt holds a signature aesthetic that many, if not all film buffs can recognize with only one scene. The auteur has pioneered that pastel-filled, contemporary look that works perfect with his adventure-driven narratives, but how he came to such a pleasant (and we use that word to its fullest effect) has remained for many a curiosity. How did he find a way to portray something so simple yet beautiful? So childlike yet layered? Thanks to YouTube channel ScreenPrism, we now have a 10-minute look at how the pioneering film director found his now iconic style in a video aptly dubbed Rushmore: Portrait of Wes Anderson as a Young Man.
As the title suggests, the analysis of Wes Anderson’s style comes by way of exploring Rushmore’s main protagonist Max Fischer, with the video stating, “The film can be read as a coming-of-age tale both for Max and Wes.” A mirroring of “Max Fischer figuring himself out as young artist to Wes Anderson figuring himself out as a young director” as i-D mag puts it. So without further ado, learn a thing or two about Wes Anderson that you may not have known from the video in the jump above.