Over the last nearly 25 years and counting, Wes Anderson and Robert Yeoman have been one of cinema’s most essential director-cinematographer pairings. The filmmaking duo has crafted a signature style that has made Anderson one of the most recognizable auteurs in film history. One look at the frame is all it takes to know you’re watching a Wes Anderson film, whether it’s the hyper-stylized set design, the meticulous symmetry of a composition, or the precision of lateral camera movements.
Anderson currently has nine feature films under his belt, and his fans are anxiously awaiting the release of his 10th movie, “The French Dispatch.” Originally scheduled for a theatrical opening in July 2020, the pandemic delayed the movie indefinitely. Searchlight Pictures has not yet announced an official release date for “The French Dispatch,” although the project is confirmed to be making its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
With “The French Dispatch” on the horizon and Anderson celebrating his 52nd birthday this month, IndieWire looks back at the filmmaker’s career in 25 perfect shots.