Jason Schwartzman on Wes Anderson


“A Raymond Chandler line I like is, ‘She had a face like a bucket of mud.’ Now that’s a very surreal idea, but it’s not flowery writing, it’s very straight. And I sort of feel that that’s one of the things too about Wes’ writing. It’s very straight, it’s very direct, but also kind of surreal — the sentences are sort of turned around on themselves, and so I think that’s one thing. And I think that sort of lends to the humor of it, too. It’s like half a beginning of a sentence is funny, and the next half of it is whatever the opposite of funny is.”

Jason Schwartzman on the writing of Wes Anderson, who most recently wrote and directed Moonrise Kingdom.