The work of Wes Anderson isn’t hard to identify if you know what to look for: He has a soft spot for smooth tracking shots, festive color palettes, and quality hats. All of this is on display in the short film “Come Together,” a new holiday commercial from H&M directed by the iconic filmmaker. Wes Anderson, the writer and director of films including Rushmore, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums, has created a four-minute short film for the retailer starring Adrien Brody.
Like Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, the Christmas ad is set aboard a sleeper train. It is shot in the retro pastel tones of the Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited.
Adrien Brody. the star of Darjeeling Limited (2007) finds himself on a train once more, this time as the conductor. After announcing to passengers on the “H&M Lines Winter Express” that train delays will interfere with their holiday plans, he invites everyone for hot cocoa in the cafe car. The train has run into problems travelling through a wintery landscape, meaning its passengers won’t make it home for Christmas – so it’s up to the train staff to make the best of it for those separated from their loved ones.
The scene ends with the train’s unaccompanied minor walking into a makeshift winter wonderland as John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas” plays in the background.
With Andserson’s trademark symmetry and composition, it looks fantastic and packs a real emotional punch, and viewers have been heaping on praise via social media.
Brody said: “This story may resonate more than ever at a time in the world where we could all do with giving a stranger a hug.”
source: mentalfloss, The Telegraph
Match the verbs and their opposites.
|1. to look for||a. to do without|
|2. to do with||b. to destroy|
|3. to include||c. to find|
|4. to create||d. to unite|
|5. to separate||e. to exclude|
|to have a soft spot for sg||avere un debole per|
|aboard a sleeper train||a bordo di un vagone letto|
|to interfere with||interferire, ostacolare|
|it’s up to sy||sta a qualcuno|
|to make the best of it||fare il meglio possibile|
|unaccompanied||solo, non accompagnato|
|wonderland||posto di sogno, paese delle meraviglie|
|in the background||sullo sfondo|
|to heap||ricoprire qualcuno di qualcosa|
|we could all do with||a tutti noi servirebbe (qualcosa)|