Broadsheet Trailer Park: The French Dispatch

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What you may need to know:

1. He’s back. The wilhelm of whimsy, the crown prince of quirk, Wes Anderson, returns with The French Dispatch – by the looks of things, his most Wes-Anderson-y movie to date.

2. The official synopsis:

“…a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city and brings to life a collection of stories published in ‘The French Dispatch’ magazine.”

3. The fictional publication is based upon The New Yorker; certain characters and storylines were inspired by figures and articles from that magazine’s past, as outlined here.

4. That wonderful poster is by the artist Javi Aznarez.

5. As with many of Anderson’s films, The French Dispatch is expected to premier at Cannes later in the year.

Doug’s verdict: Yes, yes, a thousand times Wes.

Release: July 24

10 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: The French Dispatch

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    I spotted this poster in my FB feed and just could not stop looking at it – s’wonderful.
    Looking forward to seeing this too.

  2. Gaz

    I tried to get into Wes Anserson films recently. Watched Rushmore and didn’t get it. I’m still unsure as to why Wes Anderson movies are liked so much. I’m not trying to troll or anything but I would like someone to explain to me why Wes Anderson movies are great?

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      For me, if you pause any of his movies at any stage, the still produced could be framed and hung. I love the style and his use of muted colour. I very much also love how he paces a movie, the cast he tends to use and finally I find his movies rather witty and gentle.

      It’s a fantasy I enjoy. Sorta like the an anti Joker (which I very much enjoyed also, but in a very different way).

    2. millie vanilly strikes again

      What Rosette says about the palette and symmetry. But also the whimsical, gentle humour that he injects into his films which (for me) reveal on a second or third watch a deeper emotion or theme.

      Rushmore is not my favourite of Wes Anderson’s films. I really adored Fantastic Mr Fox. It’s wonderful and fun and a really great movie.

    1. millie vanilly strikes again

      I feel that way about Bradley Cooper.

      I don’t get all the hype re young Chalamet, but he’s likeable enough.

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