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SCENE SELECTIONS Episode 22: Wes Anderson’s Impossible Structures

“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