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The Wes Anderson Films You Must See Before You Die

Known for his distinctive and whimsical aesthetic, film producer Wes Anderson will undoubtedly go down as one of the film industry’s icons. Here, we take you through the five Wes films you simply must watch…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Filmed with a rosy filter that’ll leave you romanticising for days, this avant-guarde movie boasts everything you’d expect from a Wes Anderson film – a colourful aesthetic, doe-eyed actors and a jumble of plots. Set in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka, the Grand Budapest Hotel is riddled with eccentric characters bearing intriguing stories of love, murder and theft. From Gustave the concierge to Zero the new lobby boy, each character offers a new tale layered on top of their ordinary vocations at the opulent hotel. It is undoubtedly the most high-acclaimed Wes Anderson film, winning both an Academy and a BAFTA award. Have we tempted you to press play, yet? Even if you simply watch it for the beautiful and eye-catching colour palette, it’ll be worth your time.

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Taking inspiration from The Grand Budapest Hotel’s vividly hued scenes, be bold with your choice of colours, this summer. Think bright cherry reds, bubblegum pinks and cornflower blues and you’re on the right track. Combine with a cute and kitsch aesthetic in the form of frills, heart shapes and retro silhouettes.

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The Royal Tenenbaums

Co-written by Owen Wilson, this film bears an impressive list of actors, from Bill Murray to Gwyneth Paltrow. The story follows three siblings and their rough road into adulthood after experiencing major success in their teenage years. Their rather unconventional father, Royal Tenenbaum, abandons them and returns with the false claim that he has a terminal illness. The film exposes the dysfunctional family’s deepest secrets and the trials they face. You most definitely need an ironic sense of humour to watch this comedy-drama. Set in New York, the sets jump around from time period to time period – another example of Wes Anderson’s unique interest in injecting inconsistency into his films. The BBC are fans, too. The Royal Tenenbaums featured in their 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century in 2016.

 

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Blending a variety of different decades, take inspiration from The Royal Tenenbaums and blend styles from a variation of time periods to create unique and individual ensembles. From retro trainers to Seventies shades, accessories and footwear are an ideal way to infuse nostalgia into your look.

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Hotel Chevalier

Released in 2007, Hotel Chevalier follows former lovers, played by Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman as they reunite in a Paris hotel room. At thirteen minutes in length, this is one for the less patient who own a short attention span. If you want to experience Wes Anderson’s talent in its rawest form, this is the film to watch. Entirely self-funded by Anderson, it’s likely that his most genuine work features in this short movie. First shown at the Venice Film Festival in 2007, it was globally praised for its deep and moving content, structured with nuance and charm.

 

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Fuse a chic Parisian aesthetic into your wardrobe with a vibrant and eccentric element. Think vivid shades of canary yellow and bottle green to lift your ensembles into Anderson’s level of aesthetic. 

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The Darjeeling Limited

This is a story of three brothers. After ignoring each other’s existence for a year, they decide to embark on a train voyage together after the unfortunate death of their father. Their quest to to bond as brothers once again is scuppered when they find themselves stranded in a desolate desert with only their belongings, a printer and a laminating machine with them. The journey that follows is laced with chaotic catastrophe with a core running theme of friendship and adventure. Starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brady and Jason Schwartzman, this comedy drama is both aesthetically sound and wonderfully uplifting. A must-see during lazy, rainy weekends spent on the sofa.

 

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When you’re travelling, comfort is key – but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should throw all your style out of the window. Invest in key, high-quality pieces that will endure your adventures whilst maintaining an air of refinery.

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