Wes Anderson joins Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller at movie premiere

Wes Anderson was present at the premiere of Noah Baumbach’s latest film “While we’re young“. According to Variety.com: “While We’re Young” was introduced by A24’s David Fenkel, and the after-party was held at Lexington Brass. Wes Anderson, who stayed through the film’s end credits and took selfies with fans waiting outside, walked over with Vogue …

David O. Russell Has Seen The Royal Tenenbaums Over 50 Times

Museum of the Moving Image recently did a retrospective of director David O. Russell’s work to celebrate the release of his fifth film The Fighter, for which he’s nominated for an Academy Award. To kick off the celebration, Russell did a live discussion with friend and sometime collaborator Spike Jonze. Russell offhandedly mentioned The Royal …

Fantastic Mr. Fox Nabs Four More Critics Awards

It’s another good day for Wes and co., as Fantastic Mr. Fox continues to pick up critics awards. Announced this morning, Fantastic Mr. Fox won Best Animated Film, and was the first runner-up in both the Best Director and Best Film of the Year categories, with Wes as Director coming in second to Spike Jonze for …

Variety: “Directors as Wild Cards”

Award season speculation from Variety (full story): As has become the custom, there are still a few bad boys this awards season whose creations cannot be ignored, including the Coens (“A Serious Man”), Quentin Tarantino (“Inglourious Basterds”), Michael Haneke (“The White Ribbon”), Spike Jonze (“Where the Wild Things Are”) and Wes Anderson (“Fantastic Mr. Fox”). …

NYT: “Animal Wrangling in Miniature”

From tomorrow’s New York Times (article | slideshow): FROM a young age Wes Anderson has felt proprietary about Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” “It was the first book at our household that was considered to be mine,” he said. “I was obsessed with anything involving hidden passageways or underground tunnels.” Mr. Anderson’s …

LA Times Talks Directing Controversy on ‘Mr. Fox’

The  Los Angeles Times, in their Los Angeles Times way, has a rather interesting (if needlessly muck-raking in tone) article on the controversy about Wes’ involvement in Fantastic Mr. Fox. Take it with several very large grains of salt. Share your thoughts at the Yankee Racers Forum, and as always, full story after the break. …

Derek Hill + Waris Ahluwalia (unrelated)

(buy the book) Our old pal Derek Hill’s book is featured in today’s IFC.com Bright Lights: So back to those book reviews. First up is Derek Hill‘s “Charlie Kaufman and Hollywood’s Merry Band of Pranksters, Fabulists, and Dreamers: An Excursion into the American New Wave,” and Colm O’Shea notes that the filmmakers under consideration here, …

Where the Wild Things Are

Yankee Racer Loraxaeon posts about Spike Jonze’s long-awaited Where the Wild Things Are: I don’t know if anyone else is excited about this, but there’s a poster now and it looks awesome. Supposedly the trailer will show infront of Monsters vs. Aliens in a week or so and I’ll try and find a link when …

Interview with Derek Hill, author of Charlie Kaufman and Hollywood’s Merry Band of Pranksters, Fabulists, and Dreamers

(buy the book) Derek Hill is an American abroad, currently residing in rural Ireland. His writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications, such as The Third Alternative, VideoScope, Mystery Scene, Video Watchdog, Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture, and All Movie (previously The All Movie Guide). He was also a contributor …

Guest Blogger: Derek Hill on Wes Anderson

Derek Hill is the author of the new book Charlie Kaufman and Hollywood’s Merry Band of Pranksters, Fabulists and Dreamers, now available in the U.K. (Amazon | Waterstone’s | Blackwell ) and out soon in the U.S. ( Amazon ). He has agreed to write several pieces for the Academy. First of all, I want …