October 27, 2013

Check out SNL's Wes Anderson Parody 'The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders'

Wes Anderson SpoofWes Anderson, with all of his quirky, very overt style of set design and filmmaking techniques, is a prime target for parody. Now that the trailer to his latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel has been circulating throughout the interwebs, and with the rise in successful indie horror films, and since Halloween is right around the corner, Saturday Night Live took on satirizing his signature style with a bit of a sinister twist in a sketch from last night's show. Check out SNL's "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders" after the jump:

Whether you're a fan or not, Anderson is indeed an iconic director, and like all iconic directors, he has a filmmaking style that, as time goes on, seems to border on a meta-parody of his own films. Which is why, I think, watching SNL's Wes Anderson parody video feels a bit like watching an actual Wes Anderson film.

They lampoon his signature camera movements, intricate set designs, costuming, overhead shots of hands/stationary/random objects, and, of course, yellow Futura font. The funny thing about this video, though, is after it was over, I kind of wished there was a Wes Anderson film about a dysfunctional family of homeowners that start receiving letters from a coterie of murderers.

As a light-hearted sign off to a busy week, check out SNL's parody "The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders" below:

Just for kicks, here is the trailer for Anderson's latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel:

What do you think of SNL's parody sketch? If you're a fan of Wes Anderson's work, which of his films/signatures is your favorite?

[via IndieWire]

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Which one is the parody again?

October 27, 2013 at 10:15PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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No kidding.

October 28, 2013 at 2:10AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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keith

Haha!!!

October 28, 2013 at 12:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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You had me at Wes Anderson. But seriously spot on.... could have done without bringing charcters from his films into the mix.

October 28, 2013 at 12:02AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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George

Dam geo content blocks, I can watch the ad but not the clip.

October 28, 2013 at 3:14AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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PhinioxGlade

Always wonder why they sometimes restrict video content to the US only...

October 28, 2013 at 10:20AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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I think it's great! I'm glad you've posted it on NFS.

If you live outside the states, you can try it here: http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2013/10/27/snls-wes-anderson-parody-movie...

October 28, 2013 at 10:28AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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This was a very good trailer, I wonder what they shot it with. It looks like something, cinematography wise, that is equal to Hollywood quality

October 28, 2013 at 11:19AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Alex Buono shoots all these SNL out-of-studio spots. He holds shooting workshops and stuff. Check out his twitter. Very knowledgeable guy.

October 28, 2013 at 4:46PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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I thought the parody was awesome. Wes Anderson's style is so unique. With that being said Im getting sick of always seeing the same themes in all his movies. Would be interesting if he would pick a different genre and try to mesh it with his style.

Check out The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp(1943) if you want to see the roots of Wes Anderson

October 28, 2013 at 11:29AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Alex

Do you know where I could find more information on this? Sounds interesting.

October 28, 2013 at 5:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Philip Barry

Don't feed the troll

October 29, 2013 at 1:33PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Lucian

thank you for sharing! i don't watch SNL, so i would have missed this, but it's classic!

November 7, 2013 at 1:35PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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rachel

SNL, once again, nails it. Having Owen Wilson as the star - brilliant!

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