The scales of Libra value symmetry and balance above all else. High-minded, intellectual, an aesthete — if you are a Libra, these are badges you wear proudly, but pretentiously. You don’t want to alienate people with your tasteful preferences; at heart, you are a people-pleaser. There is perhaps no popular filmmaker working today who brings as much Libra energy to his work as Wes Anderson, whose literally symmetrical and often twee style is ripe for a “Saturday Night Live” parody.
In 2013 the show produced “Wes Anderson Horror Trailer,” a filmed piece that took Anderson’s mannered, precious style and applied it to a home invasion thriller called “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders.” Host Edward Norton does a surprisingly accurate impersonation of Anderson muse Owen Wilson, with cast members Jay Pharoah, Noël Wells, and Kate McKinnon are on hand as Danny Glover, Gwenyth Paltrow, and Tilda Swinton, respectively.
The sketch lovingly skewers the director’s most recognizable tics, from the cheerful Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack to Alec Baldwin (as himself) reprising his “The Royal Tenenbaums” narrator role, to a “Fantastic Mr. Fox”-style stop-motion mouse brandishing a bloody meat cleaver. All of it is executed with an attention to detail that is itself a tribute to Anderson’s indelible style, the kind of parody that can only be done by true fans.