Want to practice safe social distancing? It’s easy: just pretend you’re in a Wes Anderson film. (synopsis (c) Little White Lies via Laughing Squid)
There is a gorgeous artistic sensibility to every Wes Anderson film, one that manifests in snappy, quirky dialogue, idiosyncratic visual flourishes and characters who seem to favour being very apart from extended periods of time … until finally they move closer to each style.
Drawing clips from Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tennenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and The Isle of Dogs (2018), “video editor Luís Azevedo in partnership with Little White Lies, clevery compiled a short list of Wes Anderson films that accurately demonstrate the art of social distancing.” (Laughing Squid)
In a currently crazy world where everything seems oppressively dark and overwhelmingly serious, for very good reason of course, have little joys like this piece of video brilliance makes everything seem a little better.
Oh come on, this is Wes Anderson so a whole lot better in fact!
Watch, enjoy, smile and remember that while characters might start off apart, as we are right now, they eventually come together in delightfully surprising ways, as will we; the video is our piece of inventive reassurance that this too will pass and everything will be right again in time.