Luís Azevedo of The A to Z Review has created a fantastic video essay and detailed write-up that explores the many father figures present in films by director Wes Anderson. We previously wrote about Azevedo’s video essay that looks at the books in Wes Anderson movies.
Throughout Wes Anderson’s filmography there’s a constant search for a strong male figure, a role model, a father – literal or figuratively. Someone whose attention, even if they have died, his characters always seem to be looking for.
A little research revealed that the director’s parents divorced when he was age ten, making his teen angst period start early.
It would appear that almost 40 years later, Wes Anderson is still coping through his art.