Wes Anderson is a man of many talents. In addition to being a screenwriter and an acclaimed director, “you could also compare [him] to an interior decorator,” says Marco Velardi, Editor-in-Chief of Apartamento.
Filmmakers have only so much screen time to acquaint the audience with the story’s characters. Rather than waste valuable time having his characters orate personal anecdotes into the camera, Wes instead opts for elaborate set designs to add depth to his characters.
“I always say that a picture of someone’s home tells you a lot more about that person than any portrait possibly can,” said Nacho Alegre, director and co-founder of Apartamento. This seems to be true, and indeed, something of this nature most likely inspired the MTV series Room Raiders (even if the TV show couldn't be further from Anderson's filmic masterpieces).
Wes uses specific color palettes, unique costumes, and expressive living quarters to bring the story to life. “If you look at his work there are a lot of interiors, with very peculiar and very precise work on the spaces and what people wear; Wes is passionate about every single detail,” Velardi added.