Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Wes Anderson Collection

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition (October 8, 2013)

Award-winning film critic Matt Zoller Seitz brings us a book-lenth conversation with writer-director Wes Anderson.  There is no mistaking how influential Anderson has been over the past two decades of American cinema.

Anderson is best known for the he visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make his films, well, "Andersonian."  Over the last two decades, we have seen the release of Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom.

What Seitz and Anderson have done with this book is bring us the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography and guide readers through his life and career.  No coffee table book is complete without unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera to compliment the book-long interview.

The interviews and pictures are woven together in a way that captures the spirit of Anderson's films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.

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