32 films that inspired Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch

According to IndieWire:
Searchlight Pictures has provided the list, along with the following message: “‘The French Dispatch’ pays homage and owes a debt to a rich, diverse cinematic history. Here are some of the films that provided inspiration to the filmmakers, cast, and crew, in no particular order.”

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  • The Gold of Naples
  • Boudu Saved from Drowning
  • The Lower Depths
  • They Made Me a Fugitive
  • City Streets
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • Le Notti Bianche
  • Dance Card
  • David Golder
  • Touchez Pas au Grisbi
  • La Chinoise
  • Jenny Lamour
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Le Trou
  • Masculin Féminin
  • Mon Oncle
  • PlayTime
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Casque d'Or
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Murderer Lives at Number 21
  • La Vérité
  • The Fire Within
  • Love Me Tonight
  • Painters Painting
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Tenant
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • Irma la Douce
  • One from the Heart
  • The Red Balloon