Summary Of Castello Cavalcanti By Wes Anderson
The time is evening and initially you get the impression that it’s going to be a quite night. The opening scene starts with a long shot still and pan from the town centers gate moving right to a bunch of locals gathered outside of a café. There’s quicks cuts between shots and as the camera pans through the crowd of people you get the notion that they are out for an event and waiting.
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The waiter brings his drink and he asks when the arrival of the next bus is and the camera pans right to the sign and back to table. “Twenty minutes” the men say. Jed then asks the bartender to place a collect call to a hotel under his name, he then proceeds to rant about how his mechanic who is also his brother in law screwed up working on his race car. He inquired his whereabouts, this is where the camera cuts to the painted town name on a brick wall and at this moment he realizes he is in the place where his family is from saying “Wow! Ciao, ciao, ciao, you 're my ancestors, I think, ciao, ciao, we 're ancestors...” then asks the man to his left “What are you, the old man of the place?” he is then informed that the men he is looking at is actually his great-great granduncle. Jed gets excited and starts to greet and give salutations to everyone around him.
After an exchange of dialogue between the men, he excuses himself to take his phone call. The screen cuts to a view from the inside of the phone nook looking outward. Jed walks up to the phone and speaks to his wife and tells her that he was in a car crash and he points out that he is in his family’s home/ancestral home town Castello Cavalcanti. Jed then asks to speak to Gus his mechanic/brother in law. He fusses at Gus and you can clearly and noticeably see the color tone