Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#51 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:38 am

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#52 Post by John Shade » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:28 pm

Not sure how to explain, but even with the familiar Anderson trademarks this does have a different look visually. Kind of rough around the edges (the plot partially contributing).

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#53 Post by diamonds » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:42 pm

It's definitely a darker, more boldly dystopian world than anything he's ever done; something of a departure from the oft-stereotyped poppy pastel stylization of his past films. The futuristic setting here also stands in contrast to the nostalgia that permeates much of his work. Glad to see he's continuing to challenge himself within the confines of his style, adapting it to the Academy ratio in Budapest and here with another foray into stop-motion.

The blankness of the backgrounds in some of the shots of the island reminded me a bit of Isao Takahata's animation style with its stark, "unfinished" sketches, which also might contribute to that "rough around the edges" feeling.

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#54 Post by jorencain » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:22 pm

This is stupid of me, and it's probably too tenuous to actually be a reference, but when the female character talks about the boy stealing a "Junior turbo prop XJ-750..." I couldn't help but think of the song "Sy Borg" on Frank Zappa's album "Joe's Garage." The police arrest Joe because he has destroyed a "model XQJ-37 nuclear powered pan-sexual roto-plooker." Again: tenuous at best. But the X and the J in the model number sparked a connection in my one-track Zappa mind.

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#55 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:17 pm

PG-13 for "thematic elements and violent images"

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#57 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:53 pm

2nd clip...watch it a 2nd time with the sound turned off


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#59 Post by diamonds » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:52 am

Wes Anderson explains how Hayao Miyazaki inspired Isle of Dogs.
[Miyazaki] brings the detail and also the silences I think... With Miyazaki you get nature and you get moments of peace, a kind of rhythm that is not in the American animation tradition so much. That inspired us quite a lot. There were times when I worked with [composer] Alexandre Desplat on the score and we found many places where we had to pull back from what we were doing musically because the movie wanted to be quiet. That came from Miyazaki.

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#60 Post by Big Ben » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:26 pm

Reviews I'm seeing out of Berlinale have all been really good. The impression being that Anderson has crafted a great (And very Pro-Dog) film. A quick Google search should bring up some of the impressions/reviews.

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#61 Post by whaleallright » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:21 pm

Perhaps Anderson developed this film partly in response to critics who accused him—after the fate of Snoopy in Moonrise Kingdom and the rather unflattering portrayal of the guard dogs in Fantastic Mr. Fox, etc.—of being anti-dog. :-"

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#62 Post by jindianajonz » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:19 pm

whaleallright wrote:Perhaps Anderson developed this film partly in response to critics who accused him—after the fate of Snoopy in Moonrise Kingdom and the rather unflattering portrayal of the guard dogs in Fantastic Mr. Fox, etc.—of being anti-dog. :-"
Don't forget the dog in Royal Tenanbaums!

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#63 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:30 pm

whaleallright wrote:Perhaps Anderson developed this film partly in response to critics who accused him—after the fate of Snoopy in Moonrise Kingdom and the rather unflattering portrayal of the guard dogs in Fantastic Mr. Fox, etc.—of being anti-dog. :-"
Phonetically the title is rather close to "I Love Dogs"

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#64 Post by Big Ben » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:56 pm

Linguistic analysis aside Anderson just won Best Director at the Berlinale for this.

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#65 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:03 pm

That sounds like "Pester Hector" :-k

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#66 Post by Brian C » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:47 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
whaleallright wrote:Perhaps Anderson developed this film partly in response to critics who accused him—after the fate of Snoopy in Moonrise Kingdom and the rather unflattering portrayal of the guard dogs in Fantastic Mr. Fox, etc.—of being anti-dog. :-"
Phonetically the title is rather close to "I Love Dogs"
Wow, you just spoiled Criterion’s May 2021 newsletter clue.

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#67 Post by John Shade » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:56 pm

The Criterion clue is actually for Must Love Dogs, part of an upcoming John Cusack box.

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#68 Post by Big Ben » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:26 pm

I love this site so much. Y'all are killing me.

Anyway you should check out Bill Murray's acceptance speech if you can.

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#70 Post by John Shade » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:20 pm

Has this been happening so soon with recent releases?

Is this getting a wide release on the 23rd or will it just be select cities?

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#71 Post by Big Ben » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:49 pm

John Shade wrote:Is this getting a wide release on the 23rd or will it just be select cities?
The trailer I saw recently at my local theater said select theaters March 23rd. So yes.

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#72 Post by Ribs » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:51 pm

It’s major markets 3/23, wider on Wednesday, 3/28 (previews on the 27th).


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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#75 Post by Kirkinson » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:08 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Cast Interviews
Just in case anyone (like me!) ignored this the first time you were passing by because you assumed it was just standard EPK stuff, I want to point out that it's really a (delightful) short film in which each cast member's interview segment is animated as their character. Fox Searchlight also released a really cool 360° behind the scenes version where you can look around the room and see the animators' process in timelapse.

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