Quote of the Day

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One of my best friends, Elizabeth, and I exploring Paynes Prairie in Gainesville, FL.

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”

-Paulo Coelho

The Many Quirky Films of Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson is by far one of the strangest, most creative directors and writers in the biz today. Though his movies tend to consist of cult followings rather than blockbuster hits, I believe that is the true beauty of his films. Anderson is able to connect to his audience in a very gritty, all-human-emotions-on-the-table sort of way. His characters may seem odd and intangible on the outside, but they always prove that their deeper issues are much more relatable than expected.

And with that, I present you with a storyboard of some of my favorite moments from his cinematic adventures:

Rushmore, 1998.
Rushmore, 1998.
The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001.
The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004
The Darjeeling Limited, 2007.
The Darjeeling Limited, 2007.
Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009.
Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009.
Moonrise Kingdom, 2012
Moonrise Kingdom, 2012

“There’s no story if there isn’t some conflict. The memorable things are usually not how pulled together everybody is. I think everybody feels lonely and trapped sometimes. I would think it’s more or less the norm.” 
-Wes Anderson

Quote of the Day

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”

-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged