• 03.17.14

Wes Anderson Is Obsessed With Symmetry [Supercut]

The king of twee-filmmaking loves–loves–a symmetrical shot. See a bunch of them here.

People love symmetry. Especially people named Wes Anderson.


The filmmaker’s characters and props are constantly shown smack-dab in the center of a frame, as this awesome supercut, from Korean filmmaker Kogonada, proves.

Social scientists have done studies showing that people find symmetrical faces and bodies more beautiful than their non-symmetrical counterparts. So maybe that is what it’s all about. Or maybe Anderson is just kind of a sociopath.

Read more about Wes Anderson here and here.

About the author

Margaret Rhodes is a former associate editor for Fast Company magazine.