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Web Extra: Wes Anderson and “The Royal Tenenbaums”

Renee Bright

Wes Anderson’s films are among the most stylistically recognizable in American cinema. And “The Royal Tenenbaums” is among his most lauded. 

It was Anderson’s third feature film, and it earned him a place at the head of the table among other indie filmmakers. “Tenenbaums” cemented many of the themes Anderson continues to explore today—things like family disfunction, nostalgia, and lost greatness. The film also sets forth a visual style and tone for which Anderson is known still. If you’re picturing unusually symmetrical sets and a general air of “quirkiness,” you’re picturing a Wes Anderson film—or perhaps a playful parody of one. Our guest is the film critic and author Ian Nathan. We’re screening “The Royal Tenenbaums in partnership with the Salt Lake Film Society on the 20th and 22nd of April. Here are the details


Ian Nathan. He’s an author and a film critic. His book is called “Wes Anderson: The Iconic Filmmaker and his Work” [Amazon|Bookshop].