Uniform Profanity: Wes Anderson’s Cusses

By  · Published on September 8th, 2017

I got yer goddamn whimsy right here.

Wes Anderson is a director built on consistency. His pastel palette and perfectly-framed shots highlight narrative themes that permeate and link his masculinity-exploring works.

He also loves to swear, so much so that his lone animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox needed a placeholder word (“cuss”) for all the profanity Anderson couldn’t include. This is a natural result of the intense frustration faced by Anderson’s protagonists, even as they attempt to retain a facade of sophistication.

Finding this as intriguing as some find Anderson’s color-grading and set design, editor Luis Azevedo has created a delightful supercut showing, besides some grade-A swears, that Anderson is as meticulous and patterned with his cursing as he is with his visual style.

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