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SCENE SELECTIONS Episode 22: Wes Anderson’s Impossible Structures

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“KTFC: Scene Selections” is a series of conversations between Anthony McKelroy, Miquela Davis, and a rotating cast of friends of The Frida Cinema. Tune in as we dissect shot compositions, overanalyze subtext, and wait for our coronavirus vaccines.
In this episode, we look at the impossible designs and architectural production of Wes Anderson’s cinema.

Wes Anderson’s Impossible Structures


SCENES SELECTED
 
Bottle Rocket (1996)
ANTHONY
Anthony Meets Inez

Mr. Henry’s Warehouse

MIQUELA
Bob’s Frank Lloyd Wright House:


Lost in Ice Factory

 
Rushmore (1998)
MIQUELA
Edward Appleby’s House


Edward Appleby’s Bedroom


 
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
MIQUELA
Archer Avenue House

ANTHONY
Kitchen Chase

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
ANTHONY
The Belafonte

Hennessey SeaLab

Film Festival

MIQUELA
Hotel Citroen

Villa Hennessey

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
MIQUELA
Lateral Through Train

Villager’s Houses


ANTHONY

Lost Train

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
ANTHONY
Stan Weasel Realtor

Supermarket Dance

MIQUELA

DIG!

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
 
ANTHONY
Treehouse: 

 
Fort Lebanon Church:

MIQUELA
Suzy’s House: 

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
MIQUELA
Checkpoint 19 Prison

ANTHONY
Cable Cars:

Isle of Dogs (2018)
MIQUELA
Trash Island:

The French Dispatch (2021)
ANTHONY
The Police Commissioner’s Office: https://www.vulture.com/2021/11/behind-the-scenes-of-the-french-dispatchs-long-shot.html
 

 
WES ANDERSON RANKINGS
ANTHONY

  1. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. The French Dispatch
  4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  5. Moonrise Kingdom
  6. Rushmore
  7. Bottle Rocket
  8. The Darjeeling Limited
  9. The Royal Tenenbaums
  10. Isle Of Dogs

MIQUELA

  1. Rushmore
  2. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
  3. The French Dispatch
  4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  5. The Darjeeling Limited
  6. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  7. The Royal Tenenbaums
  8. Moonrise Kingdom
  9. Isle Of Dogs
  10. Bottle Rocket
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