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The geometric perfection of Wes Anderson films

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If you've ever seen a Wes Anderson film, you'll be familiar with the director's unique visual style, gentle pacing, and quirky dialogue, which prevail throughout his back catalog. One of the lesser-known traits of his films is symmetry. A video from British Film Institute contributor and filmmaker Kogonada showcases that perfectly, placing a centered white line atop numerous shots from Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and others. This meticulous attention to detail is a characteristic Anderson shares with a perhaps more celebrated director, Stanley Kubrick, as another of Kogonada's superb videos (embedded below) highlights.