From Above: The Overhead Shots of Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson likes hands.
By  · Published on September 25th, 2017

Wes Anderson likes hands.

Since taking off with his debut feature-length Bottle Rocket in 1996, Wes Anderson has made a career out of making weird and quirky comedies that are instantly recognizable as the director’s work. He’s a distinguishable talent, and whether you love or hate his movies, at least you know when you’re watching a Wes Anderson flick.

From using the same actors time and time again to the techniques employed to bring his movies to life, Anderson is a filmmaker with a tendency to return to familiar habits. One of his conventions is the use of overhead shots, usually focused on hands and desktops.

Set to the tune of “More to See” by Jonathan Ellis, Vimeo user kogonada has compiled a supercut of every overhead shot in the director’s oeuvre from his debut until Moonrise Kingdom. It’s a quick video, but it manages to convey Anderson’s long-lasting fascination with hands.

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