IN A NUTSHELL…WHY I CANT STAND WES ANDERSON
If you believe his above statements for a minute, that he, a multi-million dollar grossing making of multi-million dollar Hollywood financed productions, who has been working as part of the American cinema industry for a decade and a half, does not know that Battleship, which is on the side of every bus in the world, is a movie…well then you are either a character in Moonrise Kingdom or you are wishing too hard to be one.
But this is exactly what bugs about him: it is one thing if by some quirk of nature your emotional development was stunted at age 8 and you can never move past a magical land of sad clowns, and little boys in felt suits and caligraphy lessons. But it is quite another to spend your entire life, well into your 40’s pretending that your emotional growth was stunted at age 8 and you’re just a little boy with the Prince Valiant haircut and kelly green suit with boutonniere that your mother dressed you in. And you’re so wrapped up in the magical world of your imagination that you don’t even see the giant bus ads plugging one of the major productions of your industry as you drive by them 50 million times a day.