Credence Wes Anderson: Auteur In Movies

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The director could be considered the author of a film they make. The French denoted the term auteur for “Hollywood directors who they felt had created a distinctive approach to filmmaking while working within the Hollywood studio system” (33). Americans started picking up the term as well, and then famous directors with certain styles started being known as auteurs. The director’s style crosses over into their films. These are directors like Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Spike Lee, David Fincher, etc. Their style could be coincidental or intentional. One director may be darker, while another is comical. The shot selection is usually consistent between a director’s style as well. An auteur may be the author of movies. Who deserves the credence …show more content…
He is most known for his most recent movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). It received many nominations and awards at the Academy Awards. Many of his other films are Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), and Moonrise Kingdom (2012). He has a unique style in his films. He takes a less serious tone in his movies. His movies are goofy, eccentric, and well thought-out. His movies are more artistic than like the average Hollywood blockbuster. It would seem as if his movies would not be a big hit, but the movies end up with critical claim, and satisfying box office reports. Anderson appears not to always play by the rules of how movies were made in the past. Sometimes he will break the rule of thirds by keeping the subject in the center of the frame rather than putting them in a third of the frame. Wes Anderson has a bunch of aspects that attribute to his unique film style such as symmetry, palettes and patterns, repeating actors, and period settings. Wes Anderson’s films have symmetry. He makes sure that all his shots are symmetric. In the symmetric shots, the scenes have an imaginary vertical or sometimes horizontal line that goes in between the scene. On each side of this theoretical line the scene mirrors itself as best as possible. Wes Anderson was known for this, but in The Grand Budapest Hotel, he takes it to a different level, because a majority of the shots were

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