Why Wes Anderson Rides Amtrak

October 26, 2015

Director Wes Anderson is known for his unique perspective and signature aesthetic in the films he creates, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, now out in theaters. What few know, however, is that when not behind a camera that perspective is often out the window of a train.Website Insert Keep Your Money In-State copy

“Each trip is its own adventure, and I’m always looking forward to the next one,” Anderson tells Amtrak’s blog, calling train travelers “people and scenery watchers.”

While promoting The Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson traveled coast to coast by train—even conducting this interview straight from the rails.

“One thing you almost always get on a train is time to burn,” he says. “But it’s especially nice to have that time while you are on the move. It can so often be the best combination of peaceful and exciting.”

Read the full story from Amtrak by clicking here.



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