The Substance of Style, Pt 5

The prologue to The Royal Tenenbaums, annotated
by Matt Zoller Seitz  posted April 13, 2009
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This is the fifth in a five-part series of video essays analyzing the key influences on Wes Anderson’s style. Part 1 covers Bill Melendez, Orson Welles, and François Truffaut. Part 2 covers Martin Scorsese, Richard Lester, and Mike Nichols. Part 3 covers Hal Ashby. Part 4 covers J.D. Salinger.  

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Anjelica Huston, Aram Aslanian-Persico, Irene Gorovaia, Amedeo Turturro and Gene Hackman in The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson

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Matt Zoller Seitz is a writer and filmmaker whose debut feature, the romantic comedy Home, is available through Netflix and Amazon. His writing on film and television has appeared in The New York Times, New York Press, and The Star Ledger, among other places. He is also the founder of The House Next Door, a movie and TV criticism website.

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