This Q&A hosted by Richard Linklater was for The Grand Budapest Hotel at this year’s SXSW and now you can watch it entirely. 45 minutes long. You can’t miss it!
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.
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.
The Guardian has a nice interview with Wes regarding his style, his critical reception, working with children, and his frequent collaborators. Regarding the last, he says:
“I don’t think any of us are considered ‘normal’ people,” he says. “It’s probably more a family of crazy uncles. But there’s an energy that comes from people who are friends. Whatever chemistry is on set is going to be there in the movie, and you want some electricity that you don’t really control.”
The rest of the interview can be read over at The Guardian.
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. Continue reading
With the rise in popularity of the Tumblr blog platform, we’ve seen many unique Wes Anderson-themed Tumblr blogs arise. Check out some of these Wes blogs and comment with your favorites. (Also check out our official Tumblr page here: RushmoreAcademy.Tumblr.com)
Wes Anderson Blogs:
- Above: “What Kind of a Bird Are You?” 1 of 6 in a series by Paperbeatscissors
- 20 minutes of Behind of Scenes footage from the Moonrise Kingdom set. Also, cast and crew interviews with Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and more.
- Tickets for Cannes opening night film sell out.
- Google+Hangout Session offers Roman Coppola’s floating head.
- American singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato adds a Wes Anderson classic to his top 5.
- The Agony and the Ecstasy of Wes Anderson
- If you’re in Edinburgh, you should be gearing up for the We Heart Wes Retrospective starting May 17
- Chicago’s Gallery 27’s first show will be Futura: An art show tribute to Wes Anderson on June 2. (Miranda Dressler’s Fantastic Mr. Fox screenprint will be in the show.)
Thanks to 247comedy for this.
The first batch of Fantastic Mr. Fox faux-fox tail ties are on their way! Note that we have a limited quantity, so you should order soon if you want one!
The ties cost $25.00 (USD) plus $10.50 (USD) Priority-rate shipping within the United States (we are glad to ship internationally, but please contact us first by e-mail for rates). As a bonus, we’ll throw in a promotional folder, too. Where’s my bandit hat?, SOLD OUT!