Jacob Weisberg sat down with Wes for an extended interview to discuss his auteur style, his commercials as mini-movies, stop-motion animation, and the pleasures of working with Bill Murray, along with answering Slate reader questions for the Conversations with Slate series. Two installments have been released so far, with others to be added as the week goes on (and TRA will be there to update this post!)
Here is the first installment, in which he discusses the casting of the adolescent leads, his childhood experiences, and his love-affair with Francois Truffaut:
See the second installment after the jump.
And the second installment, in which he discusses his love of stop-motion animation, his commercial work, and the commercial success (or lack there of) of Fantastic Mr. Fox:
Keep an eye on this spot later in the week for updates!