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The 12 Most Intensely Wes Anderson Shots From The French Dispatch Trailer

The most symmetrical, most pastel-colored, most whimsical scenes you ever saw.
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The trailer for Wes Anderson's next film, The French Dispatch, is here, and to nobody's surprise, it looks extremely Wes Anderson-ish.

Now you've seen that trailer, you'll know that that description undersells it a bit. This is not just a very Wes Anderson trailer. It might be The Ultimate Wes Anderson Trailer. It's the distilled essence of Wes Anderson trailer.

Even for Wes Anderson, this is a very Wes Anderson trailer. But what's the most Wes Anderson bit of it? Let's find out.

The magazine office façade

Photo by Fox Searchlight.

Pastels: 5/10

Flat composition: 10/10

Symmetry: 8/10

Whimsy: 5/10

Extra credit: Points for the gendarme in a cape whizzing downhill, and the very nice typography on the signage on top of the offices. +10

The back of the magazine office

Photo by Fox Searchlight.
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Pastels: Now we're popping. 7/10

Flat composition: 10/10

Symmetry: 8/10

Whimsy: 3/10

Extra credit: Wes has a big horn for people doing things at open windows. +5

The magazine office

Photo by Fox Searchlight.

Pastels: 9/10. Yellow and brown? Wes is down.

Flat composition: 10/10. This is becoming a redundant category.

Symmetry: 4/10

Whimsy: A glass bottle of delicious fizzy pop and outdated tech? Solid 8/10 here.

Extra credit: Bill Murray. +15

Owen Wilson on a building site

Photo by Fox Searchlight.
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Pastels: 4/10

Flat composition: Er, let's go with 10/10 again.

Symmetry: 7/10

Whimsy: 7/10

Extra credit: That's a great beret atop Owen Wilson's head. +20

Timothée Chalamet playing chess

Photo by Fox Searchlight.

Pastels: 0/10

Flat composition: Just assume these are flat 10s across the board.

Symmetry: 9/10

Whimsy: Those signs are very strong, as are the cross-legged chess poses. 9/10

Extra credit: Nice overall effect. +20

A nice juxtaposition in an alleyway

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Pastels: 5/10

Symmetry: 10/10

Whimsy: 7/10

Extra credit: If you'd ever wondered exactly what the difference between a black and white Wes Anderson film and a color Wes Anderson film was, here you go. +10

Owen Wilson's library

Photo by Fox Searchlight.

Pastels: 9/10

Symmetry: 8/10

Whimsy: 7/10

Extra credit: Bill Murray and Owen Wilson and Owen Wilson's beret! And a bicycle! +200

The magazine flatplan

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Pastels: 9/10

Symmetry: 9/10

Whimsy: 5/10

Extra credit: Just very nice. +10

Chambres de Jeunes Filles avec un jeune homme qui est tres pleased with himself

Photo by Fox Searchlight.

Pastels: 8/10

Symmetry: 8/10

Whimsy: Strong posters. 9/10

Extra credit: Stripy awning. Nice. +50

A lovely flatpack shot of a kitchen

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Pastels: 6/10

Symmetry: 9/10

Whimsy: 9/10

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Extra credit: Big, big points for not just looking like a model house, but actually being a model house. +100

Timothée Chalamet near a jukebox

Photo by Fox Searchlight.

Pastels: 8/10

Symmetry: 9/10

Whimsy: 11/10

Extra credit: Looks very much like that jukebox is splitting in half to reveal a street scene behind it. The chances of a song and dance sequence kicking off are high. +200

Really, though, it's all about this one.

Timothée Chalamet's extraordinary mustache

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Pastels: N/A

Flat composition: N/A

Symmetry: N/A

Whimsy: N/A

Extra credit: +100000000000

Magnifique.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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