The Royal Tenenbaums
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Written by: Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson (screenplay)
Starring: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller and Gwyneth Paltrow
The idea that movies can have a literary quality to them is something that a director like Wes Anderson often takes to heart. His movies operate on many basic storytelling conventions- the dysfunctional family, the adolescent emerging the cocoon- but within them is an entire world of his own creation.
The Anderson Aesthetic is one where his art and his life-view merge; where the clothes of the characters often meticulously match their surroundings. It’s a style of filmmaking that can be divisive, which also means that it’s a style that is always interesting.