Wes Anderson x Roald Dahl on Netflix

The Long Take

Oct 1 2023 • 17 mins

Released as four separate shorts, Wes Anderson’s Roald Dahl adaptations for Netflix are some of the best films that he has ever made.

We discuss his minimalist approach to each story, the offbeat narration and stagey production, and also the deeper themes he wants to tackle. Anderson also flips through genres and tones, but presents each movie in his own unique style.

While The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is by far the most uplifting of the bunch, the rest—Poison, The Swan, and The Rat Catcher—are a more cynical experience. Together, these films are a deeply personal expression, and a great entry point into his filmography.

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