Wes Anderson- Think pink!
With the recent news of the new Bar Luce opening in Milan this past week, the internet has been buzzing. But really, how could it not? A real life cafe that looks like something straight out of a Wes Anderson flick, it's an artists wet dream ( espresso, avocado coloured booths, Steve Zissou pinball machine, a curated jukebox.. uhhhhg). In his own words, he describes that, "while I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would make an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in." I could literally write blog posts about his work forever ( and he will most likely be showing up as a topic again in the future) but for now i'd like to think pink.
The two films that use the most fabulous shades of pink are The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums. Wes tends to use this colour often and in the most sultry way. Many of his films are heavily coloured and are quite emotive because of it. But let me start with the Grand Budapest Hotel, a movie that I had to see three times in theatres, i couldn't handle how beautiful it was.
Above are GIF's of the instructional video on how to make a Mendl's pastry, you can view the full video here.
As if thrust into a dream-like escapism, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a feast for the sensations. One that leaves you starved for more, yet still buzzing with that special feeling one only gets watching a Wes Anderson film. The colours, imagery, movement, and sounds you experience watching this film is nothing short of art.
This was the first Wes Anderson movie I ever saw and it turned me into an instant fan. Like the Grand Budapest Hotel, the movie has an instant atmosphere that draws you in. The fast paced dialogue that's witty and blunt adds to the charm of the entire movie. You get it, you're in it, and you wish you were them.
The colour schemes of the movie along with the costumes are so unreal and quirky, they mimic the actual characters themselves. Wes Anderson has the amazing ability to transform ordinary film landscapes and trick you into thinking it's almost too good to be true.