Pastel-colored backdrops, quirky characters, cool humor and a touch of depression are the recipe for success of Wes Anderson- films Now the director has revealed where his inspiration comes from where it comes from: In the annual poll by British film magazine Sight and Sound, conducted since 1952, Anderson listed what he thinks are the top 10 films of all times are.
The 10 Greatest Movies of All Time According to Wes Anderson
However, his was Selection so “specific niche” that none of the films made it onto the magazine’s overall list, because: All of the titles he mentioned come from French cinema and can be described as gloomy and depressing. (See also: The 20 Most Influential Directors of the Last 20 Years)
The Great Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)
The acting performances, the pacifist message and the exciting plot made this war film one of the outstanding works in film history. It was censored in both Germany and France when it was first published, but it was nominated for an Oscar for best picture in 1939.
Quai des Orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947)
This thriller takes place in Post-war Paris and is loosely based on a work by Belgian writer Stanislas-Andre Steeman. The plot centers on a budding theater actress who makes eyes at a businessman, to the displeasure of her husband. When the businessman is murdered after a rendezvous with the artist, the couple is suspected.
Madame de . .. (Max Ophüls, 1953)
A pair of earrings make for powerful in this French-Italian film Aggravation. Originally, the Comtesse Louise had received this as a wedding present from her husband, but in order to pay off her debts, she felt compelled to secretly sell it. The drama culminates in a duel with a fatal outcome…
The story of Nana S. (Jean- Luc Godard, 1962)
Broken dreams and interpersonal disappointments push a young Parisian woman into prostitution. When she meets a man who seems to really like her, Nana gets new hope, but her pimp doesn’t like it at all.
The man who loved women (François Truffaut, 1977)
This whimsical comedy begins with the funeral of a promiscuous man, attended by many of his exes. The film then describes the man’s many affairs on four time levels.
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