"I usually just want them to be as authentic and natural as possible, but I’m often times giving them a scene that is nothing like they would have said it. Usually what’s written is a bit odd. It’s not my intention that it be odd. But what interests me as a writer is a sentence that’s got a surprise in the way it’s put together. And so usually I think they’re doing something that doesn’t feel perfectly natural to them, and then it’s combined with the visuals and the movements that I’m drawn to. … When I see the first dailies on any movie, I usually feel that I had no idea how this combination of ingredients was going to mix together, what it was going to produce."
— Wes Anderson on what he tells his actors
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Still from Moonrise Kingdom (2012, dir. Wes Anderson)