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Watch: “Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut”

You can’t say that Rishi Kaneria doesn’t know what he’s interested in when he makes his supercuts. Following logically on the heels of “Stanley Kubrick: Red,” which looked at that director’s use of the color, now we have “Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut.” Red’s on the left, yellow’s on the right, and there’s an oddly disproportionate emphasis on his 2007 short Hotel Chevalier.
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Watch: “Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut”

You can’t say that Rishi Kaneria doesn’t know what he’s interested in when he makes his supercuts. Following logically on the heels of “Stanley Kubrick: Red,” which looked at that director’s use of the color, now we have “Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut.” Red’s on the left, yellow’s on the right, and there’s an oddly disproportionate emphasis on his 2007 short Hotel Chevalier.
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Beautiful Wes Anderson Video Proves Two Things The Director Obsesses Over

Here.s something you almost certainly never noticed: Wes Anderson has a slight obsession with the colors red and yellow. You probably don.t believe that.s true. Joking aside, there.s a handy video now available that showcases just how often he uses these colors, and it.s pretty damn wonderful. Watch it below! See, what did I tell you? Kudos to Rishi Kaneria for creating Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut, which divinely brings together and amalgamates footage from the likes of Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, along with the short films Hotel Chevalier and Castello Cavalcanti. Just in case you didn.t know, that.s all of Anderson.s movies - which suggests that he might have a problem. Could be a medical reason for Wes Anderson
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Watch: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Short Teaches Pastry Steps, 36-Minute Q&A With Wes Anderson & More

As the ornate narratives of Wes Anderson’s films threaten more and more to burst from the frame entirely, Fox Searchlight have since satisfied the need for deserved bonus content. “Hotel Chevalier” and the animated shorts from “Moonrise Kingdom” found different purposes when it came to referencing their feature counterparts, but a new short released with “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is delightful and informative in equal measure. More in line with the previously mentioned “Moonrise Kingdom” short, a new film entitled "How To Make a Courtesan au Chocolat" has dropped, taking a mere detail from “Grand Budapest Hotel” and showcasing it with a bit of love. The titular pastry, a favorite of Ralph Fiennes’ character Gustave H. in the film, is shown here as a visual recipe—it may actually be the first of Anderson’s work (or an offshoot of it) to offer valuable explicit advice. Precision is the
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Saturday Shorts: ‘Hotel Chevalier’, written and directed by Wes Anderson

Today’s film is the 2007 short Hotel Chevalier. The film stars Natalie Portman and Jason Schwartzman, and is written and directed by Wes Anderson as a prologue to his feature film The Darjeeling Limited. Despite having only seven feature films to his credit, Anderson has already garnered critical acclaim and a large number of fans for his work, which includes The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox. His newest feature, titled The Grand Budapest Hotel, opens in limited release in American theatres this weekend.

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What Is Wes Anderson's Best Movie?

  • Fandango
There are few filmmakers working today with such distinct style as Wes Anderson. And because his movies are so identifiable and enjoyable for certain characteristics, if you like his past work then chances are you'll like his latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens in limited release this weekend. If you don't like his movies, maybe it's safe to say you won't like this one, either. But Anderson hasn't just been repeating himself for the past 20 years. He does often surprise us, whether it's with a focused short film tied to a new feature (Hotel Chevalier, an appendix/prequel to The Darjeeling Limited) or with a venture into stop-motion animation (The Fantastic Mr. Fox) or by making a whole movie without a single Rolling Stones or Kinks song on the...

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Watch Wes Anderson’s New Short Film, Castello Cavalcanti, with Jason Schwartzman

  • HeyUGuys
For everyone else counting down the days until Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest is released next year, the wait has just got a little easier, with Anderson releasing a brilliant new short film, Castello Cavalcanti.

Anderson is of course no stranger to the medium, with his career beginning back in 1994 with the short, Bottle Rocket, which was itself be turned into a feature two years later). The director then made the fantastic Hotel Chevalier, serving as the prologue for The Darjeeling Limited. And now he returns to the format with Castello Cavalcanti, presented by Prada.

Anderson is reuniting here with Jason Schwartzman, with whom he has worked countless times over the years, including on Hotel Chevalier, with Schwartzman then starring as Jack Whitman opposite Natalie Portman, his on-screen girlfriend.

This time around, Schwartzman stars as a Us racecar driver who crashes in a small Italian village in 1955, and he stars opposite Giada Colagrande.
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Watch: Wes Anderson's Delightful Auto-Racing Short 'Castello Cavalcanti'

Wes Anderson has crafted a wonderfully distinctive body of work with his feature films, establishing a visual style and tone that is instantly recognizable, whether it's live-action (Moonrise Kingdom) or stop-motion animation (Fantastic Mr. Fox). His style has become so well-known that he was recently parodied on Saturday Night Live. That style and tone also extends to the occasional short film (Hotel Chevalier) or TV spot (American Express) that he's done, and it's abundantly evident in Castello Cavalcanti, his latest short film. Set on a September evening in 1955 Italy, it stars Jason Schwartzman as a race-car driver who ends up in the titular village and makes a surprising discovery. The short is witty, low-key and utterly delightful. And it ends far too soon...

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Watch Wes Anderson's Latest New Short Film 'Castello Cavalcanti'

After delighting audiences with a bittersweet story of first love in Moonrise Kingdom, writer-director Wes Anderson has cruelly made us wait until 2014 to see his follow-up The Grand Budapest Hotel. But for those of you who need more quirk and warm-toned storytelling in your life, he's graced us with a short film called "Castello Cavalcanti" made for Prada, and tipped by The Playlist. While his 2007 short "Hotel Chevalier " served as a sort of introduction to its soon to follow feature The Darjeeling Limited, "Castello Cavalcanti" looks to be unrelated to The Grand Budapest Hotel. In the prior Jason Schwartzman stars as a racecar driver Jed Cavalcanti, while in the other he plays a mysterious character called M. Jean. "Castello Cavalcanti" clocks in under eight minutes and is set in 1955 Italy within the quaint titular town that is a point on Molte Miglia (translation "Many Miles") rally. The quiet evening is
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Watch: Wes Anderson’s New Short Film Castello Cavalcanti Starring Jason Schwarztman

Good news, Wes Anderson fans. It turns out we don’t have to wait until next February to see the filmmaker’s latest project, as a new short film written and directed by Anderson has been released online following its premiere at the Rome Film Festival. Presented by Prada, Castello Cavalcanti stars Anderson’s frequent collaborator Jason Schwartzman and centers on an American race car driver who crashes in a small Italian village in 1955. Anderson and Schwartzman previously collaborated on the short film Hotel Chevalier, and their follow-up effort is in no way a let down. It’s a fantastic and incredibly funny film, and running at nearly 8 minutes long it’s a great appetizer for Anderson’s next feature The Grand Budapest Hotel. Hit the jump to watch the new short film. Castello Cavalcanti also stars Giada Colagrande.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel: first look at Wes Anderson's new movie

The first trailer for Wes Anderson's latest film is released today, and the signs are that all those stylistic flourishes we know and love are present and correct

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Nothing gets us going more than the promise of a new Wes Anderson film. Will it be a funny as Rushmore? As inventive as Fantastic Mr Fox? As ambitious as The Royal Tenenbaums? Well, another one is on the way: The Grand Budapest Hotel, which despite its title seems to have less to do with Anderson's tenderly mysterious short film Hotel Chevalier than an amalgam of Anderson's predilection for jewel-box environments, giant major-name casts, and arch pseudo-professional patter.

That's not to say The Grand Budapest Hotel doesn't look great: we can safely say this is a return to the mentor
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Thoughts I Had... About Our First Look At "Grand Budapest Hotel"

In the interest of speed and efficiency, and before all this good icing melts, my uncensored thoughts as they come to me...

• This poster looks good enough to eat. Literally. All I see is a tiered heavily frosted chocolate cake and I want it in me right now. Put it in me!

• Remember when people made such a big deal of Natalie Portman's nudity in "Hotel Chevalier" even though it was only like side butt? Will their be profile nudity in this hotel? And if so whose? My guess is Léa Seydoux though its unlikely to occur at all.

• The title signage is like delicate decorative pastel frosting (I have not eaten dinner yet, can you tell?)

• So pleased that Ralph Fiennes' career seems to be on an upswing again -- I believe he's the protagonist and butler here -- though I read the weirdest headline the other
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Obviously: Jason Schwartzman Books A Room At 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Look at them in that picture -- they were both once so young.... It was on the set of "Rushmore" where Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman first crossed paths, and like many who come into the orbit of the director, they hit it off and continued to collaborate further, spending time togther on "Hotel Chevalier," "The Darjeeling Limited," "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and of course, this summer's "Moonrise Kingdom." And obviously, they are working together again. "I'm going to be in it. Yes, I'm going to be in it. I'm playing Cousin Ben [referring to his 'Moonrise Kingdom' character]. No, I'm just kidding -- wouldn't that be crazy? No, but I'm excited about it. I'm very excited about it. It's a beautiful movie," the actor told Movies. To recap, he joins Bill Murray, Jude Law and Ralph Fiennes in the cast with Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson among.
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'Moonrise Kingdom' Giveaway: Enter A Chance To Win A Blu-Ray Copy Of The Wes Anderson Film

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Are you a Wes Anderson fan? Of course you are! Moonrise Kingdom is available for a brand new Blu-Ray combo pack starting October 16, but with the help of Ology you can win your very own set for free! Ology is giving away 2 copies of the film, including a specific pack for a grand prize winner!

Moonrise Kingdom is centered on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965. What begins as two friends making a pact to run away together soon turns into a community turned upside down. (In Anderson's quirky and amusing style, of course.) Starring Bruce Willis and Edward Norton among others, this prize could easily be yours.

Check out the simple steps on how to win:

The user who posts the best Moonrise Kingdom comment below (feel free to post more than one!) will win a copy of Moonrise Kingdom.

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Johnny Depp confirmed for next Wes Anderson film

Following his second most successful film yet, Moonrise Kingdom (Bruce Willis), Wes Anderson has revealed the title of his next movie and its first confirmed actor - The Grand Budapest Hotel and Johnny Depp. Respectively, obviously. Depp sure does enjoy working with directors who make pretty much the same film over and over again (*cough* Tim Burton *cough*).

Anderson was rumoured to have approached Depp last week, along with Wes-regulars Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe. He apparently contacted two others newbies - Jude Law and Murder, She Wrote's Angela Lansbury, but there's been no word on their involvement yet.

The name of the film pretty much confirms Anderson's earlier statement that it will be set in Europe. But you never can tell with these arthouse sorts. They love irony.

That's all we know about the film so far, other the Anderson quote saying "it's not very family friendly.
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Johnny Depp to Star in Wes Anderson’s Next Film, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom broke Us box office records when it went into limited release back in May, and two months later, its worldwide gross is topping $44m. and still going strong.

The writer-director-producer is already forging ahead with his follow-up, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Deadline report that he’s begun assembling another excellent ensemble with Johnny Depp first to officially join the team.

Anderson is very much well known for having some of the best ensemble casts in pretty much all of his films, and it looks like that streak is going to continue wonderfully, with word recently surfacing that he’s also been eyeing the likes of Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, and more.

Essentially: A dream team.

Moonrise Kingdom was Anderson’s first film that Owen Wilson didn’t have an official credit on in some shape or form,
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Depp Off To The Grand Budapest Hotel

Depp Off To The Grand Budapest Hotel
About a week ago, the good burghers over at Twitch caught word on the wind of a whisper about Wes Anderson reaching out to what would frankly be his most star-studded and eclectic cast yet. While we’re not sure everyone on the list will end up in the final film, he has at least locked in one of the biggest names, with Johnny Depp signing on the dotted for The Grand Budapest Hotel.Deadline could dig up no details about the project besides the title, but we’re happy to see another cinematic universe besides the Avengers coming together; the new building-based film will apparently share characters with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel… Okay, we’re kidding about that. Anderson, of course, has previous form in hotel-based movies, with short Hotel Chevalier in his back catalogue and key scenes in The Royal Tenenbaums set in a big New York
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Check out Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom animated book short companion to the film.

  • JoBlo
A new companion piece to Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom has finally found it's way online, featuring a series of animated shorts based on the books that Suzy (Kara Wayward) reads in the film.  The short is narrated by the same narrator of the film, played by Bob Balaban.  Crack open a short: Wes Anderson last created a companion piece to one of his films with The Darjeeling Limited with Hotel Chevalier, starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman,...
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Wes Anderson to Release ‘Moonrise Kingdom’-Related Animated Short

Wes Anderson‘s new film, Moonrise Kingdom, has only been out for a week — and only in a pretty select capacity, to boot — yet the director’s got something else from this world on the way, having announced that, sometime in the next week, he’ll release a new animated short telling the story found in one of his characters’ favorite books.

As previously mentioned, the film focuses on a pair of star-crossed children (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall hopelessly in love and defy their elders by running away to New England (if you haven’t yet, check out Raffi‘s excellent Cannes review here). Every Anderson character has their unique traits and, for Suzy, it’s her book-filled suitcase. Now, he plans to introduce his audience to the story inside one of those books.

Anderson, on his upcoming short (via ComingSoon):

“[The character of Suzy has] a suitcase full of these
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Wes Anderson Reveals Animated 'Moonrise Kingdom' Short Film To Premiere Online Next Week

While the joys of "Moonrise Kingdom" are still reserved for those that managed to see it at the Cannes Film Festival or in the handful of cities it opened in last weekend, it looks like there will be even more to enjoy from Wes Anderson's forthcoming film.

As you already know, the film centers on two young kids played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, who fall in love and run away in New England much to the chagrin of the adults in their lives. As with any Anderson film, each kid has their own set of quirks and interests, and for Suzy, no runaway is complete without a suitcase full of books. Well, it looks like audiences and fans are going to get a deeper look at what's between the books' covers. "[The character of Suzy has] a suitcase full of these young adult fantasy type novels," Anderson ComingSoon. "Sort of sci-fi/fantasy books.
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