Wes Anderson Centered
Wes Anderson’s movies, with their extreme mannerisms and doll house aesthetics, are perfect fodder for video essayists. His visual style is so distinct and steadfast that it lends itself perfectly to creative remixing. It also helps that most of Anderson’s obvious quirks are easily dissected and demonstrated within the limited timespan of the typical video essay.
Nevertheless, it is always rewarding to see the inner workings of Anderson’s style neatly laid out. That is exactly what Kogonada does in this succinct and clear-cut exercise. He isolates one typical element of Anderson’s visuals: his almost pathological need for symmetry. Kogonada adds some whimsical graphic elements that not only illuminate his point, but are in perfect keeping with Wes Anderson’s idiosyncratic style.