Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his filmsBottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic …
Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his filmsBottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdominstantly recognizable as Andersonian. The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Andersons filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films melancholy and playful, wise and childishand thoroughly original.Praise for The Wes Anderson Collection In The Wes Anderson Collection, Seitz expands a series of video essays on Andersons influences, illuminating as much of Andersons process as possible in a massive, beautifully rendered volume. Although it looks (and sometimes reads) like a coffee table book, The Wes Anderson Collection brings together style and substance to provide a loving homage to Andersons films and moviemaking in general. The A.V. Club Your coffee table wantsno, scratch thatneeds this book . . . Packed with 400 images of everything from behind-the-scenes set shots to makeup inspiration to hand-drawn storyboards, the massive tome is pure eye candy. But in addition to the visuals, Seitz also dives deep into each and every Anderson film. NYLONA magical tour of Wes Andersons filmography. C magazineEach page of this bookfilled with conversations, photographs and artwork surrounding each filmshowcases Andersons pop-culture inspirations from Hitchcock and Star Wars to Jacques Cousteau and the French New Wave. Better than most of their kind, the talks reveal a candidness and honesty between critic and director, allowing Seitz to dig around Andersons vault and share his discoveries. FILTERThe Wes Anderson Collection comes as close as a book can to reading like a Wes Anderson film. The design is meticulously crafted, with gorgeous full-page photos and touches like a still representation of Rushmores opening montage. The A.V. ClubReading the book, you feel as if youre disappearing into the miniature world of Andersons movies, like youre playing around in the files and fastidiously kept dossiers assembled for each project. In this way, the book mimics the work. Complex.comIts smart, informative, and looks beautiful. In other words, its the perfect gift. Complex magazine
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