Directors of Cinema Episode 7: Wes Anderson


Hello and welcome to yet another episode of Directors of Cinema, the podcast that highlights the careers of cinema’s most prominent directors. Each week, host Matthew Goudreau and a guest discuss selected works of a director chosen by the guest.

On this episode, Matt welcomes fellow TYF writer Yasmin Kleinbart to the airwaves. After a brief diversion into talking about some upcoming summer films, they finally get onto the main topic: Wes Anderson. Although his style has received praise from fans and critics alike, his detractors frequently argue that his films may be a little too over-stylized to compensate for a lack of story. Do Matt and Yasmin feel that Anderson’s films are a perfect unison of visual and narrative storytelling? Listen to find out.

The films discussed in this episode include:

  • Bottle Rocket
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

As always, you can listen to the show directly on Shoutengine or you can download it for later enjoyment.

Directors of Cinema – Episode 7- Wes Anderson

Matt is a 21 year old film buff and recent graduate from The University of Rhode Island. Growing up in a small town in the smallest state, Matt began developing a taste in film and general geekdom at a young age. After years of watching various DC and Marvel animated television shows as a boy, Matt has become quite the afficinado in the realm of comic books. Towards the end of middle school, Matt began delving into the world of film by watching anything he could get his hands on. Nowadays, his tastes range from classic film noir and the mindbending works of David Cronenberg to the latest trends on the independent scene. Don't worry; he's still one for the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or DC animated adventure. Comics aren't the only source of literature Matt enjoys. He can sometimes be spotted reading the works of Stephen King or even the plays of William Shakespeare. As an aspiring film critic and screenwriter, Matt is always looking for inspiration and new ideas.