The best Wes Anderson movies are worth the price of admission alone, according to Oscar-winning cinematographer Wes Anderson.
Speaking to The Irish Mail on Sunday, the Oscar-winner said that the best Wes movies are ones that have a certain depth of meaning, and a certain intensity that are only achieved by the sheer length of the film.
“You can’t take a film from the first 10 minutes of it and not feel that sense of it being there, the fact that you are there, that it is real,” he said.
“I know that it has gone into the annals of cinematic history, but it’s also a thing of beauty.
It’s a way of bringing you into the story, and it’s a thing that can make a film feel like something you would have experienced yourself, if you’d lived in the same room as someone who did that.”
The Oscar-nominated cinematographers have worked on dozens of Oscar-winners, including Pulp Fiction, The Master, American Psycho and Rushmore, but he feels that his most memorable work is his 2001 drama, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
“It was an incredibly complicated film, and the best films, the best cinematography, the most incredible set design and the most amazing sound design all come together in that film,” he told The Irish Daily Telegraph.
“That’s why I feel that Wes’s films are worth paying the price for.
I think it is an amazing experience, and you’re getting a film that is more personal, more intimate and more powerful.”
The best Wes films are the ones that are more personal and intimate, and have more power than anything else in the film, he added.
“If you can’t get the story to come to life in a meaningful way, if there’s not that real depth of humanity in the way that I know it can, then that is the film for you.”
I know the film is going to be very emotional for many people, but I also know that I want it to be really emotional for me as a filmmaker.
“Wes is a filmmaker that’s always made something that’s very personal, and that has a kind of emotional impact on you.
He has a wonderful ability to make things feel bigger, to make them feel bigger than they are.
So I think the film has that emotional impact that’s been missing from most of his films.”
Wes Anderson is best known for his directing credits in films such as The Grand Tour, The Beguiled, The Hateful Eight and the forthcoming The Grandmaster.
He also directed the Oscar winning film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as well as his best-known work, The Royal Tenenbaums, which he co-wrote with Steven Spielberg and the film’s director, Darren Aronofsky.