Moonrise Kingdom… in Paris

invitationMeet Alki and Mick.

She is a Greek-American living in Paris for 8 years, addicted to stinky cheese, bicycles, and boys with freckles.

He is a French computer nerd that can recite all NBA and soccer statistics from 1950 onwards.

In 2010, they met on OkCupid.  Both fans of movies and fonts, there was an instant connection with each other, and with Wes Anderson.

Fast forward to 2014.  They danced on the banks of the Seine River to Françoise Hardy. And they will dance down the aisle in August.

They are each other’s grandest adventure.

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Requiem for a Dying Dawn (One-shot The Grand Budapest Hotel fanfic)

(For a while, I’ve been mulling on what my first contribution to this site would be, and I decided it would be something Dmitri-centric ,considering I run a part-time Dmitri RP account on Twitter [@CountDmitri].

Thus, this one-shot fic was born, since I wanted something short and sweet but still interesting to do. This is, as mentioned previously, done from a first-person POV [Dmitri], and it concerns the time period between the death of Deputy Kovacs and the falling action scene at the Grand Budapest prior to Gustave’s vindication, penned in a semi-diary style format.

It mostly sticks to canon for the sake of being recognizable, but there are some original events I’ve added which explain what our favourite aristocrat has been up to offscreen–it is also somewhat shippy [DmitrixAgatha], so you are warned).

Fic can be found here:  http://www.archiveofourown.org/works/1894293

How to make a Fantastic Birthday party

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.

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Wes’s World: Wes Anderson and His Influences

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.

Source: Indiewire

Max Fischer for Mayor?

Brett Smiley, mayorial candidate in Providence, Rhode Island, is running a Wes Anderson-inspired campaign ad. According to the National Journal:

Aligning your political brand with Wes Anderson’s is a good idea if you’re a liberal candidate running for office in a liberal area—remember, Providence is home to Brown University. The Wes Anderson schtick may well be the liberal equivalent of shooting a gun in your campaign ad.

No endorsement intended. Actually, this guy is awesome.

Alamo Drafthouse to screen “Bottle Rocket” at 2014 Lovely Soiree

Our pals the Reservoir Greeks have announced that the terrific folks at the Alamo Drafthouse will yet again screen Bottle Rocket at this year’s Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel.

This year’s soiree at the the Days Inn Hillsboro (307 SE I-35, Hillsboro, Texas) shall be celebrated on 26 July 2014. Do not book on days-inn.com. Call 254-582-3493.

From last year’s screening:

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An Oreo ad inspired by Wes Anderson

“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)