Welcome back to the Friday News Round-Up! As you may have noticed, things are slowing down a bit around here, but don’t you worry. We still have plenty of Wes Anderson-related splendor to share with you. Let’s get to it!
- (Above) Ezra Petronio, Marc Jacobs, Wes Anderson and Jarvis Cocker lunch in Paris, photo by Katja Rahlwes
- The Very White Self-Indulgence of Wes Anderson Studies is an interesting perspective on the director’s work and his fanbase.
- As there are so many positive reviews of Moonrise Kingdom (now at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes), it’s interesting to read a fairly negative review, this time from The Economist.
- Graphic designer Beth Mathews created a wonderful chart of the primary colors used in the last six Anderson films and notes how true he stays to his brand.
- Film School Rejects has sussed out six filmmaking tips from Wes Anderson, the central theme of which is to remain confident in yourself (which is a good lesson for anyone.)
- On the softer side, Hanniel and Chris had a Wes Anderson-inspired engagement photoshoot.
- Cinematographer Robert Yeoman, who has worked on all of Wes’s live-action feature films, discusses the use of Super 16 film and the technical aspects of the filming process.
- KCRW, a radio station out of California, has interviewed Wes after each of his films and has rounded up the interviews on one page, just for you. The Moonrise Kingdom interview is fairly standard, but it’s still refreshing. (But that’s just one man’s opinion.)
- Classic Interview: Owen Wilson and Wes discuss the writing and making of Bottle Rocket with the New York Times in 1996.