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      film Francesca Dunn 20 November 2014

      20 ways to turn your life into a wes anderson movie

      Oh, Wes Anderson... you and your band of not-so-merry men fill a lonely little hole our lives. If we could live inside one of your movies, we totally would. We'd dance on the beach of Moonrise Kingdom to Françoise Hardy, we'd be there to help Steve Zissou out on his deep sea mission, and we'd most definitely be sitting in the corner watching Natalie Portman get naked in Hotel Chevalier. No matter what unfortunate circumstance might arise, everything would be beautiful and brilliantly soundtracked. Unfortunately, we can't live in a Wes Anderson movie, but we can try our hardest to turn our own lives into one. And so can you! Follow these steps and embrace the muted, well-structured world of Wanderson.

      20 ways to turn your life into a wes anderson movie 20 ways to turn your life into a wes anderson movie 20 ways to turn your life into a wes anderson movie

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      1. Always walk in slo-mo, ideally in a gang.

      2. Have a uniform or a standard outfit that you wear every single day.

      3. Be deadpan.

      4. Dance awkwardly.

      5. Only ever engage in complicated love affairs.

      6. Don't speak often. When you do, make sure you say something beautiful.

      7. Come up with wildly ridiculous plans in great detail.

      8. Soundtrack your life with 60s pop and/or classical music.

      9. Be part of a large family.

      10. Do an impressive amount of travelling.

      11. When it comes to fonts, use nothing but Futura Grand.

      12. Make your instagram filter of choice Walden.

      13. Be eccentric.

      14. Face death and deal with it.

      15. Befriend Bill Murray.

      16. Dabble with suicide.

      17. Say goodbye to mp3s - your record player is your new best friend.

      18. Cut everything in half. Stand back and appreciate the cross-section.

      19. Be childish - run away, build forts, live in treehouses.

      20. Make lists. Read them out loud.

      Your initiation is complete and you are now a fully fledged Khaki Scout/Tenenbaum/Rushmore Academy student/member of Team Zissou. 


      Text Francesca Dunn
      Film still from The Life Aquatic by Wes Anderson

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