Matt Zoller Seitz’s GBH book a “Summer Beach Read for Movie Lovers”

From Tribeca:

The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, by Matt Zoller Seitz (Abrams)

Make this one a two-for-one deal and also pick up esteemed film/TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz’ 2013 book The Wes Anderson Collection, in which Seitz interviews Anderson about all of his pre-Budapest movies. This one, of course, is all about the Oscar-nominated 2014 movie, and like its predecessor, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel also features a wealth of behind-the-scenes photos and an overall gorgeous layout. It’s eye candy for the brain.

Buy it here.

The Childhood Whimsy of Wes Anderson

More at Fandor.

Star Wars, but all of the light saber sounds are Owen Wilson saying “wow”

Wes-tory?

I have been working on a little project to document the history of the online Wes community, starting with this site, which started in 2000 and owes much to a site that came before it called the Lawnwranglers.

Here’s a little taste…

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Isle of Dogs “mostly complete”?

From Isle of Dogs animator Tim Allen:

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Isle of Dogs is scheduled for release March 23, 2018.

Accidental Wes Anderson


Speaking of locations…

As reported at The Onion A.V. Club, IndieWire, and elsewhere, there is a sub-reddit dedicated to locations that evoke the aesthetic and sensibilities of Wesley Wales Anderson.

Which are your favorites?

SHARE: Scouting Wes Anderson locations (Messy Nessy Chic)

 

 

From Messy Nessy Chic:

I have another part-time job that nobody knows about. It doesn’t pay very well because … well, technically my “boss” doesn’t actually know I hired myself to do the job. But whenever he decides he needs me, I’m certainly ready and waiting. You see, when it comes to the aesthetics of Wes Anderson movies, ol’ Wes and I are like two peas in a pod. It’s almost as if we have an unspoken connection. In fact, I received a message the other day from an MNC reader who had spotted Mr. Anderson in Vienna at the Kunsthistorisches Museum observing at a Brueghel wintry scene. My source revealed that she’d overheard Mr. Anderson say he was researching for his next film. Hmmm … sounds to me like my pal Wes could use a hand. How convenient that I keep a compendium of Anderson-esque movie locations on file just for the occasion. Here are my top 20…

Read more over there.

Isle of Dogs to open April 20th 2018

Along with a release date, Wes Anderson’s next film Isle of Dogs got a new poster today. In the poster a broken down fighter plane is depicted along with its pilot and some dogs.

The film will be released in April (About a year from the time of writing) as was the Grand Budapest Hotel, so it’ll likely first be seen at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival in February.

(Photo: Fox Searchlight)

Artist Focus: Brianna Ashby

The films of Wes Anderson have inspired a dazzling array of art, most notably through the Spoke Art collective and the book based on their annual group art show, Bad Dads. We hope to regularly feature works from artists inspired by Wes Anderson in this feature. If you are interested in being featured, email us at edwardappleby@yankeeracers.org. We shall first focus on Brianna Ashby.
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Photo credit: Brianna Ashby
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Her bio: “Brianna Ashby is the hired pen and art director of the digital film magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room, where she helps to put a new lens on film one doodle at a time. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 with a BFA in Illustration, and a concentration in advanced costume party studies. When she’s not in the studio covered in ink and coffee, she is most likely in the kitchen covered in flour and coffee.”
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