As we wait for The Grand Budapest Hotel next summer, here is a new short film written and directed by Wes Anderson called Castello Cavalcanti, starring Jason Schwartzman as an Italian-American racer in 1955 Italy after he crashes his car in a small town. Enjoy!
The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer
“The Grand Budapest Hotel was shot in three different aspect ratios: 1.33, 1.85, and 2.35:1. The movie jumps through three time periods; the different aspect ratios tell viewers where they are in the timeline.” -Excerpt from The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz.
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New commercial for Prada Candy L’Eau by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (all three episodes). Also check out the Behind the Scenes video.
Usually when I’m making a movie, what I have in mind first, for the visuals, is how we can stage the scenes to bring them more to life in the most interesting way, and then how we can make a world for the story that the audience hasn’t quite been in before.
Such a perfect sequence of three beautifully arranged camera shots, each using a different filmmaking technique. One being stop-motion (the arrow), one live-action steadicam (the bike), and one animation (more of a drawing/design, but the colors are actually changing to make it “light up”, so technically it is animation). All in the extremely fast pace of a split second hitting you in the face like those scissors hit the face of the unfortunate scout in the film. Amazing.
A series of promos directed by Wes Anderson for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards that featured the young cast of Rushmore acting out a few of the nominees for Best Film that year in the spirit of the Max Fischer Players, including Out of Sight, Armageddon, and The Truman Show.
Why haven’t I seen this yet??? These are great!
There’s nothing that has ever made me feel less like a professional than watching Chris Nolan’s group at work. The remote-control miniature cars. Just every technique. The rehearsal of flipping the semi-trailer end over end in the middle of the desert before they blow it up in Chicago… There’s one scene where a guy jumps off the top of a skyscraper — they rehearse the jump but for the actual thing they did it CG. ‘But for the rehearsal you did jump off the building?’ ‘We have it as a reference.’ Wow. Chris Nolan is quite great. My favourite is Memento, but I’d like to learn how to do these things.
Scout Master Jason Schwartzman Screens 'Moonrise Kingdom'
A FunnyOrDie Exclusive directed by Wes Anderson.