In a move that has critics alternately agog and aghast, acclaimed filmmaker Wes Anderson, known for his idiosyncratic cinematic color choices, has announced his most daring endeavor yet: the biopic of Matt Walsh, titled 'Absolute Walsh: A Tale of Two Genders,' portrayed exclusively in stark black and white.
After years of carefully painting his films with every conceivable shade from the Caran d’Ache color spectrum to the labyrinthine Pantone universe, Anderson has stripped down his palette to the most basic binary - an unambiguous duet of black and white.
"The essence of Matt Walsh's life requires no more than these two antipodal colors," Anderson shared in an exclusive interview. "There's a certain forthrightness to his upbringing, a clear-cut black, if you will. And his years as a political commentator - those were undeniably white."
This artistic move, while unconventional, is also oddly fitting, given Walsh's notoriously binary worldview. Walsh himself, seemed amused. "My life in black and white, huh? I suppose it's not much of a leap," he chuckled, his views remaining as unswerving as ever. The commentator took a moment to question the validity of Anderson's color choice, remarking, "Now, if they cast me in technicolor, that would be news."
Yet Anderson's binary color decision has not been without controversy. The Spectrum Society, guardians of color usage, filed a formal complaint, denouncing the black and white approach as "an affront to the remaining color wheel." Their spokesperson, Hue McPalette, insisted, "This is an act of chromatic negligence. We will not stand by while such colorist discrimination occurs."
Similarly, the Zebra Coalition threatened to sue Anderson for blatant 'monochrome appropriation.' "This black and white agenda," stated coalition representative Stripes McMane, "usurps our identity and belittles our unique, stripey struggle."
Despite these hurdles, the film, scheduled for a winter release, promises to confront audiences with a literal black and white perspective, both visually and metaphorically. Critics posit that only Anderson could induce viewers to appreciate an entire film sans the full spectrum, thus further underscoring Walsh's monochromatic outlook. The ultimate challenge for audiences? Distinguishing between the black and the white in a world typically bathed in shades of grey.