Every year around this time, acclaimed director of Dromedies and funny pictures, Wes Anderson, mulls over the idea of making horror movies. And if history is anything to go by, he will probably give up the idea before midnight on Halloween night.
Every year around this time, Wes Anderson is asked about his take on horror and he is often lampooned for even thinking about horror. We all remember the Saturday Night Live Halloween skit that envisions a horror movie written by Anderson. Don’t you? Well here it is for your viewing pleasure.
We thought the joke about writing letters to the would-be murderers was the most fun part.
Anyway, this year was no different and the “Grand Budapest Hotel” director was asked the question again. He told his interviewers rather modestly that his film-making style is very different. He said that his movies are all about him asking his audience, “Is this part supposed to be funny?”
Anderson never guides the audience to emote, he only suggests an emotional cue. He opinioned that horror movies are all about forcing the audience to feel certain emotions – most notably fear and terror. In every scene the director tells the audience what to think. “You’re supposed to be scared here.”
Anderson is psyched to do a horror film because he likes the way a horror movie presses emotional requirements and obligations on its audiences. This is what excites him the most and this is why he’d like to give a horror genre project a try.
Given that Wes Anderson writes dialogue that explicitly downplays emotions and uses words in a way that is often considered verbose, he is not likely to succeed as a horror movie director. He might even get a “da fuh” review from the Fangoria magazine as Saturday Night Live predicts in the aforementioned skit.
But it is Halloween and stranger things have happened on Halloween.
This news comes via the Guardian.
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