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Sometimes there is even a feeling of forced contrivance about his films because everything is clearly so planned and controlled. It's like he creates doll houses in which to tell stories. He also doesn't use many close ups, he likes to show what is going on in the whole room/ scene, like a painting. This is a scene from The Royal Tenenbaums.

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This is a life size model (set design actually - but it looks small doesn't it!?) which was used in the film Life Aquatic, so you can see the level of detail, of thinking through that he does.

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