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Nifty Supercut: Wes Anderson from Above

By 02.01.12

Wes Anderson’s number one skill, ahead of even writing, directing, and dressing like the boy prince of Preciouswoodshire, is production design. Even his worst movies (*cough* Darjeeling Limited! *cough, cough*) tend to have a unifying sense of visual design. This succinct supercut (it’s only a minute long) is dedicated to one of the most oft-repeated tenets of Andersonian composition, the center-framed, ceiling-down, above shot. It’s a pleasure to watch, and helps explain why I can’t help but love Wes Anderson, even at his twee-est, most ascot-y ponciness. I imagine a Wes Anderson/Quentin Tarantino collaboration would involve some characters looking down into a trunk, followed by an annotated above shot of them carefully placing bodies into it.

I only hope that one day, there’s enough material for a Shirtless-Bill-Murray-holding-an-axe-and-a-bottle-of-wine supercut.

[Supercut from Vimeo via The Daily What]


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