The 12 Most Intensely Wes Anderson Shots From The French Dispatch Trailer
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
Flat composition: 10/10
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
Pastels: Now we're popping. 7/10
Flat composition: 10/10
Extra credit: Wes has a big horn for people doing things at open windows. +5
The magazine office
Pastels: 9/10. Yellow and brown? Wes is down.
Flat composition: 10/10. This is becoming a redundant category.
Whimsy: A glass bottle of delicious fizzy pop and outdated tech?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
Flat composition: Er, let's go with 10/10 again.
Extra credit: That's a great beret atop Owen Wilson's head. +20
Timothée Chalamet playing chess
Flat composition: Just assume these are flat 10s across the board.
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
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
Extra credit: Bill Murray and Owen Wilson and Owen Wilson's beret! And a bicycle! +200
The magazine flatplan
Extra credit: Just very nice. +10
Chambres de Jeunes Filles avec un jeune homme qui est tres pleased with himself
Whimsy: Strong posters. 9/10
Extra credit: Stripy awning. Nice. +50
A lovely flatpack shot of a kitchen
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
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
Flat composition: N/A
Extra credit: +100000000000
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