The first film that I want to talk about is The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson. Rich in clean, bright scenery and dark, dirty humor, this film introduced me to my favorite director. I had heard of Wes Anderson plenty of times before, but I had never actually gotten around to watching his films. Late to the bandwagon, I quickly devoured his films, as well as fall in love with the aesthetic that's present in each one.
However, as much as I love his other work, The Grand Budapest Hotel will always remain my favorite. This movie has so much hidden humor that I found myself laughing almost the entirety of the 100 minutes. It's unrealistic and crazy, with evil henchmen and stolen paintings, but its also funny and witty and dark. Basically everything I love and aspire to bring to my own films. Anderson has even inspired me to look at University of Texas for college (and I am quickly falling in love with that school as well).
In short, can I just be Wes Anderson? Thanks.