- 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.)
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:
- (Above) A great vector poster of Moonrise Kingdom’s Khaki Scouts by Society 6
- For all his Titanic love, James Cameron seems to have a soft spot for the Belafonte
- From ThinkProgress, The Preciousness of Moonrise Kingdom and Wes Anderson’s Approach to Privilege
- A roundup of Anderson posters (and DVD art) on the Poster Collective
- Have you always wanted to be a Tenenbaum? Well, now you can! Or at least be drawn into a family portrait.
- Jason Schwartzman will attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
- A playlist for Sam and Suzy — I Will Meet You in the Meadow
Better late than never?
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 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)
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.
From down under, at The World Bar:
I’m not sure how we missed this, but YouTube user keesvdijkhuizen has been creating film compilations every month as part of a yearlong series, tackling contemporary auteurs like Sofia Coppola and David Fincher. The most recent of these compilations is for, naturally, the films of Wes Anderson.
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 Tenenbaums and was prodded by Jonze to talk about the film, which as you’ll hear Russell is quite fond of. As the clip begins, Russell is talking about showing his first film Spanking The Monkey to his son.
It’s an interesting hour-long talk if you’re a fan of Russell’s work. You can listen to and download the full recording at the Moving Image Source and read a report on the event, including an explanation for an interruption midway through, at The Playlist.