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See A Supercut Of Wes Anderson's Symmetrical Center Shot

Anderson loves breaking the photography rule of thirds with his symmetrical center shot.

Zach Sokol

Zach Sokol

Wes Anderson is notorious for a lot of stylizations, be it his choice of color palettes, his single-take tracking shots, or his "from above" technique. Though it's easy to imagine a couple of clips of each style in our heads, artist Kogonada has done us the favor by compiling another Andersonian trope into one epic supercut: the symmetrical center shot.

The director has a penchant for breaking the photography rule of thirds, often centering his subject smack dab in the middle of the frame. This two minute clip is a colorful whirlwind of this approach, offering a cinematic trip down Anderson memory lane with cuts from his whole repertoire, including the new The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Kogonada highlights one (possibly overlooked) trait from the director that makes his films so quirky and unique (Kogonada also made the "From Above" supercut hyperlinked before). Embrace the symmetry above, and see some of our favorite stills from the awesome compilation. Sometimes the rule of thirds needs to be broken—especially if executed as smoothly and consistently as the legendary auteur. 

See more of Kogonada's work at his site. 

And re-visit another Wes Anderson fan art piece we covered recently:

Is This The Most Elaborate Wes Anderson Job Application Ever?

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