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WKU student hosting screening series of Wes Anderson films

Provided by Nico Silverthorn

A WKU film student is hosting a Wes Anderson screening series, starting with Anderson’s debut film “Bottle Rocket” and ending with his eighth film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Nico Silverthorn, a sophomore film production major, has been watching Wes Anderson films since he was a kid. His dad introduced his filmography. Silverthorn decided to show Anderson’s first eight films because he believes that they show Anderson’s creative journey.

“I think the community can just take away that it’s fun just to really sit down and watch the different filmographies of certain directors,” Silverthorn said. “Wes Anderson, you know everyone knows him for his style but a lot of people know a lot of directors for their own style, and I think it’s good to explore all of them and really just understand the artform in how stories can be told in very individual different ways”.

Since then, Anderson also directed “Isle of Dogs” “The French Dispatch” and “Asteroid City”.

Anderson’s films are known as comedy-dramas with unique, symmetrical visual style. He is also known for ensemble casts as well as casting the same actors in most of his films, such as Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and many others.

Even as he works on films for WKU, he uses Anderson as one of his influences while trying to be his own original self, Silverthorn said.

The next screening will be of “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” on Wednesday, Feb. 21. All of the screenings are at 8 p.m. at Jody Richards Hall.

Commentary writer Linden Lansberry can be reached at [email protected].

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