Criterion just published a nice conversation between New York Film Festival director Kent Jones and Wes Anderson.
The topic is Pedro Almodóvar, who just got a few new releases in Criterion. I leave you some quotes by Wes Anderson in it. You can read it completely here, for example to find out what Almodovar film is Wes Anderson’s favorite.
But Almodo?var, I think he picks up the thread from Bun?uel. You certainly register that he comes from the same place. There’s a sensibility and a surrealism in Almodo?var, a different kind, there are things that link them. They both make movies where there’s great drama but that are always still funny. There’s a kind of sexual strangeness and peculiarity and violence that’s usually funny.
A new video by UCB Comedy for Characters Welcome. If you ask me, the best part is when he sings a Spanish version of John Lennon’s “Oh Yoko”.
The illustrious magazine extends a brief statement: “We extend our congratulations to the honourable Mr. Desgoffe-und-Taxis for having earned this great honour. “
One of the Paste Magazine bloggers, Laurie Delk, just published an article with a few drinks inspired in Wes Anderson movies.
From Steve Zissou’s simple Campari on the rocks in The Life Aquatic to the ubiquitous Bloody Mary, enjoyed by both Richie in The Royal Tenenbaums and Natalie Portman’s unnamed character in the short Hotel Chevalier, a character’s choice in drink tells us a little more about who they are, via Mr. Anderson.
See it here.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it.
(Editor’s Note: This review has since failed to feature on the Grand Hotel’s customer review page. In our commitment to objective journalism, however, we release its contents here).
Are you wanting to go on vacation? Do you think a fancy place like the Grand Budapest Hotel in the Republic of Zubrowka could be a good idea? Now you can go to TripAdvisor and see what people says about this fantastic place.
Ok, we know it’s not real. And if you don’t know it yet, they’ll tell you.
Spifftacular is a blog about a mum and a wife who like nerd stuff and also to do handicrafts. Well, it seems like she is a big fan of “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, and she wanted to do a thematic birthday for her baby.
How to do a Fantastic Mr. Fox birthday? She has it all planned.
Source: Spifftacular, where you can see in detail how to make all this stuff for a fantastic party. Continue reading
From July 12 to August 31, the Northwest Film Center in Portland will present “Wes’s World: Wes Anderson and His Influences”, an opportunity to know not only his work, but the films who has inspired him along his whole career.
Starting with 1998′s “Rushmore,” the Northwest Film Center program will feature screenings of Anderson’s eight features, including now classics like “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” Matt Zoller Seitz, the film critic and RogerEbert.com editor-in-chief who literally wrote the book on Anderson (“The Wes Anderson Collection”) will introduce “The Royal Tenenbaums.”
“Wes’s World” will also include showings of films by François Truffaut, Jacques Cousteau, Werner Herzog, Jean Renoir and Hal Ashby, among others.
Check out the program’s trailer below. The full lineup can be found here, on the Northwest Film Center’s website.
“Mel’s Mini Mini Mart” is a new ad for Oreo that really, really looks like if it were done by Wes Anderson. There is a narrator and the camera often places like in many of the iconic stills from his movies. Even the score could be in one of Wes’ movies. Don’t you agree?
Ad executives at The Martin Agency, who copped to being Anderson fans themselves, said they didn’t purposely set out to mimic the filmmaker’s distinctive tone and tactics. They wanted to make a piece of content that felt more cinematic and less like a typical commercial for Mini Oreos, a product that hasn’t had any advertising for years.
“There were a number of influences and it’s flattering that anyone sees Wes Anderson in it,” White said, “As soon as we wrote it, we just had so much love for it.”
And I gotta admit I love it, too.
Source: Mashable (where you can watch another ads inspired by Wes)