saturday night liveThe parody short of the Wes Anderson horror film starred the usual suspects without actually involving the Anderson mainstay, actor Owen Wilson. midnight circle of fearsome intruders 2013 SNL Short was completely on-brand for Anderson, even featuring another Anderson-it, Edward Norton, who turned into Wilson.
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NS SNL The trailer short showcases Anderson’s quirky shooting style of focusing on the small details that eventually become part of the heart and soul of the film. even the name of the short, midnight circle of fearsome intruders There was a nod to other uniquely named Anderson films such as Grand Budapest Hotel, And Moonrise Kingdom.
hosted by Norton SNL And so he was a natural fit to replace in Wilson. The trailer begins with another Anderson voiceover as a regular. “In theaters, it’s Halloween,” began Anderson narrator Alec Baldwin. “A new perspective on terror like you’ve never seen before.” Cameras follow a man in a creepy house while walking in the dark. “From the twisted mind of Wes Anderson…” the horror-fueled melody suddenly shifts to a friendly guitar chord. A masked man holding a chainsaw then waves the camera. “Its The Midnight Couture of Sinister Intruder.”
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Norton was brilliant as Wilson who played “A Man in Danger”. Rocking Wilson’s signature shaggy hair, Norton looks worried and goes to a window and says, “Wow. What the heck? There’s a bunch of madmen in our yard.”
Norton turns to his “terrified wife”, Gwyneth Paltrow (Noel Wells), and says, “Hey, I think we’re about to commit murder.” Wells wears Paltrow’s signature fur coat and blunt haircut royal tenenbaums. Other characters include Tilda Swinton, played by Kate McKinnon, dressed as “social services”. Moonrise Kingdom.
As Norton scans his yard, Short becomes “very” Wes Anderson. “There’s a guy with a meat cleaver. And an old record player. Somebody’s carrying a falcon. There are twins in matching tracksuits. Hey, look at that. That’s Danny Glover.” Even a stop motion mouse appears.
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Norton did a smash-up job playing the role. But what did Anderson think? “I thought of doing a horror film,” he said Salon in 2015. “Horror is one area where a filmmaker really wants to use all the tricks, techniques to sway your emotions … With the kind of movies I do, you should say ‘Is this part funny’ Supposedly, or should this part be sad?’”
“Well, you say, ‘I don’t know. I’m not sure.’ That’s the way we wanted it to be,” he continued. “When you make a horror or a thriller, you say, ‘You must be scared here. You should find relief here. Here we are explaining something so that you can know the next part so that you will be more scared then.’ I like the idea of the requirements and obligations of working in this kind of style. “
Andersen regular Jason Schwartzman loved SNL Low. “I thought they did a really good job,” he said Hollywood Reporter. “It looked great and it was interesting.” He said, “It was a definite” [about the SNL short]. I’d rather have someone pretend to be me than be into something pretending. Schwartzman’s name surfaced in the trailer. “I loved it! It made me so happy,” he said. “I can’t express to you how much it means to me.”
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