[Video] Everything you wanted to know about Wes Anderson’s cinema, in one place

A collection of video essays analyses the American director’s idiosyncratic cinema.

Every Wes Anderson movie is a self-contained universe of eccentric characters, bright hues and perfect symmetry. Thus it is hardly surprising to find numerous pages and videos dedicated to the dissection of the American director’s films. Video essayist Tony Zhou, in his popular tumblr Every Frame a Painting, has put together a collection of 13 video essays dedicated to exploring Anderson’s films. Here are a few that explore different aspects of the world of Anderson.

Symmetry Kogonada has assembled a supercut of nearly a hundred scenes from Anderson’s productions that detail his obsession with symmetry.


Colour Rishi Kaneria’s video Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut places the 46-year-old director alongside cinema’s great crimson lovers such as Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley Kubrick and Yasujiro Ozu. As is evident from the title of the video, Anderson is a big fan of yellow too.


Mise en scène Packed with layers of visual themes, each frame has a story to tell.


Who is Wes? A little more about the director, and an overall view of his movies.


More on Rushmore Mark Zoller Seitz, the editor-in-chief of, explores Anderson’s filmography in the book The Wes Anderson Collection. Sections of the book have been adapted into a series of video essays on Anderson’s narrative style. Here is a deconstruction of Rushmore (1998), in which a teenager falls in love with his teacher and befriends a businessman.


For the complete list, see here.

The fascination with Anderson’s universe doesn’t stop at video essays. Spanish illustrator Mar Cerdà has created a series of dioramas inspired by the iconic sets in his movies.

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