Welcome to Flashback Fandor! Our staff of movie scientists have dug through our Library-of-Congress-sized archives to unearth our best (and still topical) videos and articles.There's something peculiar about windows in film. Metaphorically speaking, films are windows: We look through them while also looking at them. Using a window to literally frame an image therefore generates a certain visual emphasis. Furthermore, windows negotiate between inside and outside by separating yet also connecting them.
Certainly Wes Anderson is aware of these things. Well known for his discerning eye for detail, Anderson has used windows very inventively throughout his career. It seems telling that the opening of his first film Bottle Rocket involves the opening of a window. This video essay shows a montage of windows from some of Anderson’s feature films. They've been compiled in order to visualize the diverse qualities of the window itself.