An Exploration Of Wes Anderson's Obsession With Symmetry

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You don’t have to be a film scholar to notice one interesting/signature thing about all of Wes Anderson’s movies- they contain an inordinate amount of extremely symmetrical shots. Clearly Mr. Anderson is obsessed with symmetry, and has no problem disregarding the rule of thirds while he explores his obsession on film.

Vimeo user kogonada edited together clips from many of Wes's movies, complete with a dotted white line dead in the middle of the frame, which helps illustrate the symmetrical nature of each shot.

Once you've seen the symmetry it's impossible to unsee, but knowing it's there may make you appreciate how much work and planning Wes Anderson puts in to directing his films.

-Via /Film


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