Abrams Books just released Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Wes Anderson Collection, the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography. The coffee table book showcases the creative process of one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. It is chock full of never-before-seen photos, behind the scenes notes, original illustrations, and ephemera, all centered around a book-length conversation between the director and Seitz (the foremost critic on Anderson’s work).
Seitz is not one to shy away from pulling back the curtain on Anderson’s sources. In fact, Seitz goes in depth in analyzing what exactly influenced what in the director’s evolving signature style. Below you can see exactly how The Royal Tennenbaums was informed by Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane.
It is Francis Ford Coppola who says, “We want you to take from us. We want you, at first, to steal from us, because you can’t steal. You will take what we give you and you will put it in your own voice. And that’s how you begin. And then one day someone will steal from you.”
Watch the trailer below as Seitz guides you through his approach and structure of what is sure to be one of the most visually intimate books of its kind.
If you haven't stopped by Collection lately, my ongoing curation of image tears, quotes, and original photographs, pop in (on something other than your iPhone) for a peek into what's been inspiring me this fall. You might just find yourself...inspired.
Rejoice, Wes Anderson fans, rejoice. Our favorite director and conspirator of worlds quirky and eclectic, has recently released the trailer for his latest work “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The ensemble comedy about a hotel concierge who strikes up a friendship with a lobby boy at the ritzy hotel at which they work in 1920s Europe is fantastically rich (the mustaches are a nice touch). It might be his most ambitious film to date. Anderson enlists a star-powered cast of Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Defoe, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, and usual suspects Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman. “The Grant Budapest Hotel” is set to release March 7, 2014. Which Wes Anderson film is your favorite?
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