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Wes Anderson

director study

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Perhaps the most original and idiosyncratic director working today.

His films are both delightful and accessible to students.

 

Three films covered in detail, and overviews of the others,

as well as of Anderson's favourite tehniques and tropes.

 

 

Guide Contents

Teaching Guide

 

 

 

Introduction

3

The Grand Budapest Hotel

52

Suggested Approach

4

   What's It About?

53

Validity of Auteur Theory

5

   The Books and Films behind the Movie

54

Filmography

6

   Scene-by-scene

55

Wes Anderson's Style

7

   Questions and Answers

66

 

 

   Characters

71

Bottle Rocket

8

   Motifs and Symbols

73

 

 

   Design and Setting

74

Rushmore

9

   On Aspect Ratio

76

   Scene-by-scene

10

   Music

78

   Questions

16

   Great Lines

79

   Connections and Allusions

18

   Miscellany

80

   Useful Quotations

20

   Cast and Other Facts

81

   Rushmore Miscellany

22

 

 

   Cast and other Facts

23

Wes Anderson Overview

82

   Soundtracks

24

Summing Up

86

 

 

In His Own Words

87

The Royal Tenenbaums

25

Last Words

88

   What's It About?

26

Bibliography

89

   Scene-by-scene

27

 

 

   Questions and Answers

39

Task Sheets

 

   Wes Anderson Comments

43

Wes Anderson's Style

2

  The Music

44

Rushmore Questions

3

   Miscellany

45

The Royal Tenenbaums Questions

4

   Cast and Other Facts

47

The Grand Budapest Hotel Questions

5

 

 

GB Character Questions

6

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

48

Wes Anderson Overview Questions

7

 

 

 

 

The Darjeeling Limited

49

Write-on Worksheets

 

 

 

Rushmore scene by scene

1 - 6

Fantastic Mr Fox

50

Royal Tenenbaums scene-by-scene

1 - 10

 

 

Grand Budapest scene-by-scene

1 - 11

Moonrise Kingdom

51

Anderson Tropes

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 1: Collaborators and Actors

 

Appendix 3: Plot Summaries

 

Appendix 2: Anderson tropes

 

Tropes worksheet GB answers

 

 

Extras include screenshots, podcasts and screenplays.

 

 

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