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Wes Anderson builds Wes Anderson-themed bar in Milan

on May 08, 2015, 2:05pm

Wes Anderson has finally done it; he’s taken his kitschy, twee cinematic aesthetic into the meta by designing a real-life bar.

Bar Luce sits inside a 1910s distillery in Milan, Italy that’s been taken over by fashion house Fondazione Prada and turned into an arts complex. Anderson designed the lounge to feel like 1950s Italy, including vintage tables made of formica and arched ceilings. Everything’s incredibly tidy and in-its-place, like the perfectly centered clock above the pinball machines and jukebox. Oh, and those pinball machines? There’s on based on Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and another on Anderson’s Jason Schwartzman-starring short Castello Cavalcanti.

“I think it would be an even better place to write a movie,” Anderson told Wired. “I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.” Check out a photo of the bar above, and watch Castello Cavalcanti below.

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