"I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It's not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward."Wes Anderson is a director who specializes in weird and quirky comedies loaded up on dysfunctional characters and Dysfunctional Families that typically deal with themes of Parental Abandonment. He often has the same actors in his movies and uses the same techniques, including highlighting ornate background details, using wide-angle anamorphic lenses, and ending on a slow-motion shot.Frequent collaborators in Wes Anderson films include: Eric Chase Anderson, Seymour Cassel, Bill Murray, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Owen Wilson (a full list can be found on Wikipedia).Martin Scorsese apparently really likes Wes Anderson's work. Scorsese even believes him to be "the next Martin Scorsese". His first six films are part of The Criterion Collection.He's the great-grandson of legendary pulp fiction writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan.
— Wes Anderson