Video Essay: Wes Anderson’s Favorite New York Movies

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Everyone (including your film editor) is cooing and drooling over Moonrise Kingdom, the latest marvel from director Wes Anderson, but only the New York Daily News thought to get the real story: what are Wes Anderson’s favorite New York movies? It’s not a question that has much to do with the current film he was presumably talking to them to promote, since Moonrise Kingdom doesn’t actually take place in New York, but no matter: Mr. Anderson obliged, and we were so intrigued by his list, we took the liberty of creating a little montage of moments from those movies, along with his thoughts on the films and some music that Mr. Anderson would surely approve of. Check out our latest video essay after the jump.

CREDITS edited by JASON BAILEY music by UNIT 4 PLUS 2, THE KINKS, THE FACES, THE RAMONES, PETER SARSTEDT, NICO, and CREATION

Check out our previous video essays: “Threequel: Even More Famous Faces in their Film Debuts” “The Semi-Obligatory Lyrical Interlude (A Case Study)” “Encore: More Famous Faces in their Film Debuts” “Watching the Detectives: Our Favorite Movie Private Eyes” “And Introducing…: Famous Faces in their Film Debuts” “The Martin Scoresese Film School” “How to Pull the Perfect Movie Heist” “Being Denzel Washington”