Wes Anderson is thought of in kind of a mystical, reverential way. His films delight and elicit the kind of child-like imagination in adults that we so rarely get, and so desperately crave. But there’s a dark side to his films too, one we don’t really like to think about… and are always shocked to see. It seems we like to quickly forget that those scenes even happened.
Not Dávid Velenczei though. He made this montage of the bleak and twisted from Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. It’s not for the faint-hearted.
You’ll probably come away a little grizzled, but appreciative that Wes doesn’t dance around the stark reality of violence in life. It is, after all, what gives the innocence he captures it’s sweet and affecting nature.