A new video essay puts scenes from Anderson's films side-by-side with his influences
How Alfred Hitchcock, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and More Influenced Wes Anderson
Art and Experience: We won’t see “Isle of Dogs” until sometime next year, but there are still plenty of Wes Anderson movies to rewatch in the meantime. Vimeo user Candice Drouet has put together a brief video detailing some of the idiosyncratic writer/director’s influences. Avail yourself of it below.
A number of scenes from Anderson’s films are shown side-by-side with their influences: A train sequence from “The Grand Budapest Hotel” bears a strong resemblance to one in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps,” for instance, while a sequence that finds Willem Dafoe riding a motorcycle in goggles was clearly inspired by “Lawrence of Arabia.”
Also featured: “Torn Curtain,” “Vertigo,” “The Red Shoes,” “Kes,” “Now, Voyager,” “Orange and Yellow,” “Moonrise,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” “The Honeymoon Killers,” “Summer with Monika,” “Pather Panchali” and “Before Sunrise.”