anderson isn’t quite as open about his predilections as other directors i’ve made lists for here, unless i’m just way out of the loop with where he’s spoken about them. here is most of what i’ve been able to find. a number of these choices are educated guesses, be apprised. if that annoys you you can view this more as a list of inspirations and reference points for his films. any additions and subtractions to be made are welcome, but please provide a source if possible.
thanks to thecinemaadventurist for their contributions.