Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
First Look: Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith & Jason Clarke In 'Terminator: Genisys,' Plot Details Revealed First Look: Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith & Jason Clarke In 'Terminator: Genisys,' Plot Details Revealed Marvel Announces 'Black Panther,' 'Captain Marvel,' Two-Part 'Avengers: Infinity War' And More Marvel Announces 'Black Panther,' 'Captain Marvel,' Two-Part 'Avengers: Infinity War' And More 8 Films That Influenced Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' 8 Films That Influenced Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Exclusive: Sean Durkin Directed Video For Sharon Van Etten's "Your Love Is Killing Me" Exclusive: Sean Durkin Directed Video For Sharon Van Etten's "Your Love Is Killing Me" Listen: 1-Hour Masterclass With Paul Thomas Anderson At The New York Film Festival Listen: 1-Hour Masterclass With Paul Thomas Anderson At The New York Film Festival Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Series Finale — Season 5, Episode 8 ‘Eldorado’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Series Finale — Season 5, Episode 8 ‘Eldorado’ Watch: A Twisted Jake Gyllenhaal Crosses The Line In Wicked Red Band Trailer For ‘Nightcrawler’ Watch: A Twisted Jake Gyllenhaal Crosses The Line In Wicked Red Band Trailer For ‘Nightcrawler’ Watch: 'The Invisible Man,' A 50-Minute Documentary On The Life And Career Of Stanley Kubrick Watch: 'The Invisible Man,' A 50-Minute Documentary On The Life And Career Of Stanley Kubrick Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco And More Join James Franco’s 'Zeroville' Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco And More Join James Franco’s 'Zeroville' 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence 10 Great Self-Absorbed, Narcissistic Movie Assholes 10 Great Self-Absorbed, Narcissistic Movie Assholes Kristen Stewart Says She's Taking "Time Off" From Acting To Pursue Other "Creative Endeavors" Kristen Stewart Says She's Taking "Time Off" From Acting To Pursue Other "Creative Endeavors" Watch: Zach Galifianakis Takes On Brad Pitt In Latest 'Between Two Ferns' Plus Louis C.K. Stops By Watch: Zach Galifianakis Takes On Brad Pitt In Latest 'Between Two Ferns' Plus Louis C.K. Stops By Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Watch: Opening Credits of ‘Forrest Gump’ In The Style Of Wes Anderson

The Playlist By Charlie Schmidlin | The Playlist April 24, 2014 at 11:09AM

It’s a losing equation: the closer parodies and homages of Wes Anderson’s work get to perfectly capturing the director’s style, the more insufferable the result. For every halfway decent homage—like the Halloween-themed entry from “SNL” last year—there are dozens that actively detract from fond memories of Anderson’s films. It’s a thin tightrope walk even to attempt one, certainly, but now a clever Vimeo user has put a spin on Anderson’s style by applying it to another film often stamped with the “precious” label.
2
Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson

It’s a losing equation: the closer parodies and homages of Wes Anderson’s work get to perfectly capturing the director’s style, the more insufferable the result. For every halfway decent homage — like the Halloween-themed entry from “SNL” last year — there are dozens that actively detract from fond memories of Anderson’s films. It’s a thin tightrope walk even to attempt one, certainly, but now a clever Vimeo user has put a spin on Anderson’s style by applying it to another film often stamped with the “precious” label.

A Chocolate Box Kind of Life," a roughly two-minute film created by Louis Paquet, utilizes your usual Anderson tropes — Futura, symmetry, and tidied props handled with care. But instead of tackling a made-up narrative of father/son dynamics and pen pals, it takes the viewer through the narrative of “Forrest Gump” as that Robert Zemeckis film’s opening credits. Paquet certainly knows his details of both films, and the way he stages his credits interacting with the props on-screen is quite clever as well.

However nicely handled it may be, let’s hope the film sets a moratorium on parodies and homages for the near future, or until one changes it up at least with the Archer font Anderson uses in “The Grand Budapest Hotel." Check out Paquet’s work below. [via FilmDrunk]

This article is related to: Wes Anderson


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates