Top 3 Wes Anderson films for lovers of unusual movies

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Image from 'The Talks' Source: https://the-talks.com/interview/wes-anderson/

Wes Anderson is known for his incredibly popular movies that tell unusual stories with exaggerated characters. With equally interesting cinematography utilised in each of his movies, anyone who loves films different from mainstream cinema will love these picks.

 

3. The Royal Tenenbaums 

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Following the unexpected and sudden reunion of the Tenenbaum family, this movie is a funny, unusual and quirky comedy detailing the lives of the three Tenenbaum children who were hailed as geniuses at a young age. The achievements of the three children were then virtually erased by decades of failure and betrayal within the family. With its eccentric and continuously entertaining portrayal of dysfunctional family life, this film has earned the title of a ‘classic’ in Wes Anderson’s filmography and will remain one of his best.

 

2. Fantastic Mr Fox

Image by ‘NY Times’. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/movies/12fox.html

Adapted from the popular children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, this stop-motion retelling of Fantastic Mr Fox brings together an enormously talented cast including  George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray to tell a beautifully emotional and equally artistic story of pride, family, and nostalgia that any movie lover will enjoy.

 

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

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This film brings together elements of unusual and exaggerated storytelling, enormous talent by another hugely popular cast, and incredibly beautiful cinematography which can only be described as classic Wes Anderson. Widely recognised as one of Anderson’s best movies, The Grand Budapest Hotel follows the story of how a lobby boy came to own one of the most prestigious hotels in the country, and the extraordinary events that unfolded in the process.

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Blake Denbrok
Third year Deakin uni student and aspiring television journo from Bendigo, Victoria. Interested in all things music, movies, tv, travelling and entertainment. Love going to festivals and also partial to a drink or two every now and then! Very interested in entertainment journalism and the creation and process behind documentary production. I especially enjoy documentaries by Louis Theroux. Big fan of different bands and artists such as The Beatles, Ruby Fields, Skegss, ABBA, Ball Park Music and Paul McCartney.

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