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Wes Anderson - Part 1: The Comedian

Released Friday, 23rd March 2018
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As Isle of Dogs makes its way into theaters, the first edition of Consequence Podcast Network's new quarterly series Filmography kicks off with a deep dive into the oeuvre of one of modern American filmmaking's most instantly recognizable directors, Wes Anderson. Anderson's signature merging of mid-century pop arcana, archly delivered one-liners, endless flights of whimsy, and moments of devastating pathos immediately stands apart from so many would-be masters of anchored quirk. Throughout this series of Filmography, you'll hear variations on the phrase "confection" a lot, and it's true: whether sweet or bitter, and all the flavors in between, Anderson's movies are the kind of delight for which the dedicated moviegoer waits year after year. On the first episode, Filmography host and Consequence of Sound Film Editor Dominick Suzanne-Mayer is joined by Consequence of Sound senior writer Allison Shoemaker and The A.V. Club's Caroline Siede to considers the comic aspects of Anderson's work, as seen through the following: Bottle Rocket (1996) Rushmore (1998) Moonrise Kingdom (2012) The group breaks down the films, sense of humor, the look(s), the performances, and much more in the first of Filmography's three-episode inaugural season.