The Guardian’s Interview of Wes

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.

The Royal Tenenbaums Coming to Criterion Blu-Ray!

Exciting news for fans of pixels, Wes’ third film The Royal Tenenbaums will, as Rushmore before it, be getting a Blu-Ray re-release from The Criterion Collection. Looks like the extras will be identical to the terrific DVD release. You can check out the still great, albeit admittedly familiar, artwork by Eric Chase Anderson below. The Blu-Ray will be available in the US on 8/14.

Criterion Designer Sam Smith’s Wes Anderson Poster Designs

The great designer (and drummer) Sam Smith has created a series of posters for The Castro Theater’s screenings of The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic for this Saturday. Check out the posters below. To find alternate versions of the posters, and info on where you can buy them, visit Mr. Smith’s tumblr.

 

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Friday News Round-Up 5/4/12

Friday News Round-Up 4/27/12

A little slow this week, but enjoy the lull while you can. Next week is May which is release month. This week’s round-up:

Royal Tenenbaums at the NYFF: 10 Years Later Q&A

Better late than never?

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Meet the Filmmaker: Wes Anderson

Join Oscar-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson as he discusses the 10th anniversary of his masterpiece, “The Royal Tene[n]baums,” which had its world premiere at the NYFF 2001.

Listen to it free on iTunes. Thanks to Jason!

The Royal Tenenbaums 10th Anniversary Screening at NYFF

The 49th Annual New York Film Festival will be taking place next month, and they’ve announced a ten-year anniversary screening of Wes’ masterpiece The Royal Tenenbaums. The screening will take place October 13th, and will be followed by a Q&A with Wes and cast members from the film. The film of course had its world premiere at the festival in 2001. More info about the festival and the screening can be found at their website.

(via The Playlist)

A.V. Club’s Pop Pilgrims – The Royal Tenenbaums House

The A.V. Club has been doing a series of trips around the country to visit important pop culture landmarks, and this week they visit the house in Harlem that serves as the Tenenbaum house.