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TOKY Friday 5: Wes Anderson Films

In this week’s Friday 5, we’re sharing our favorite Wes Anderson films.


Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of the great family movies of all time. Like all the best family movies (and the best families) it seethes with chaos, anarchy and impending doom. And, of course, it has “You wrote a bad song, Petey!” You may also enjoy this short.

// Eric Thoelke, President + Executive Creative Director (image found here)

 

Life Aquatic

The Life Aquatic

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou was my introduction to Anderson, Devothe Stooges, and the Zombies. I doubt any one film influenced me more at 16. I still wish I’d pulled the trigger on some Team Zissou Adidas sneakers.

// Logan Alexander, Designer (image found here)

 

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

My favorite Wes Anderson movie is The Royal Tenenbaums. I loved the imaginative, silly dialogue, the neuroses of the characters and the wonderful outfits. There’s a vulnerability in each of the characters that is sad and sweet, and completely engaging. I need to watch it again as soon as possible.

// Jane Winburn, Account Manager (image found here)

 

Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited

There’s nothing I like more than a long train ride, and these two Kinks songs are just the best. 

// Katherine Leonard, Content Strategist (image found here)

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

When I went to see this movie in the theaters, parents brought their kids to this movie, thinking it was a children’s movie. Instead children were so bored with this movie, that they were running around in the theater without a care, because it was so dialogue based. The overall story, the art direction, the script, the whole movie was a delight. How dare those children.

// Robert Paige, Senior Interactive Designer (image found here)

 

…and the soundtracks

Besides adoring Anderson’s genius visual worlds, the musical curation for his movies are spot on and deceptively surprising. He made me love movie soundtracks. I didn’t know Mark Mothersbaugh outside of Devo and then discovered his brilliance in punctuating key moments (musically) in The Royal TenenbaumsThis pretty much sums it up and this is going to be dangerous.

// Katy Fischer, Creative Director