Watch: Making Of – Wes Anderson’s ‘Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’
“We shot these on 16mm. We wanted our film to seem like it might’ve been made for British TV in 1980…” Netflix has debuted a magnificent behind-the-scenes featurette for the Wes Anderson film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, which is streaming now on Netflix to watch worldwide. It’s one of his other new films this year (after Asteroid City), one of the four short films adapted from Roald Dahl stories for Netflix. This 37-minute adaptation for the screen tells the story of a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling. Anderson’s take on Henry Sugar stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Mr. Sugar, along with Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Rupert Friend, and Saif Mohsen. There is such a copious amount of great behind-the-scenes shots in here, it’s really quite delightful, a true inside look at the process of watching Wes Anderson make a movie. He speaks so enthusiastically about all the craftsmanship and work that goes into making the sets interact and the whole film feel unique. Makes me appreciate what he’s created even more.
Netflix’s making of featurette for Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, on YouTube:
A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is once again written and directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Wes Anderson, director of the films Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs, and The French Dispatch, along with this year’s Asteroid City in theaters earlier. Adapted from the Roald Dahl short story of the same name. Produced by Wes Anderson, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson. Co-produced by Octavia Peissel, John Peet, Alice Dawson. This first premiered at the 2023 Venice Film Festival. Netflix will debut The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar streaming starting on September 27th, 2023 this year. It’s available to watch now.