Enter our Sometimes-Annual Wes Anderson Halloween Costume Contest. Thanks to our good friends over at Abrams Books, we are giving away five copies of Matt Zoller Seitz’s marvelous Wes Anderson Collection.
To enter, upload a picture of yourself in your Wes-inspired costume to our Facebook site or tag it as #weshalloween on Twitter. Great Budapest Hotel costumes are strongly encouraged.
By submitting an entry, you:
a) confirm that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and that it is legal for you to post your picture.
b) give permission to rushmoreacademy.com to post your entry on its public website and Facebook page.
The contest submission period ends November 5, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Contest rules, stipulations, and prizes are subject to change at the sponsor’s discretion. Direct inquiries to edwardappleby @ yankeeracers.org (no spaces).
Patrick Gosnell, a graduate student and teacher at Texas State University San-Marcos, wrote a piece on his design blog, Gänsefüßchen, exploring the intricate relationship between Wes Anderson and his choice of typeface.
Gosnell notes that “…not since the likes of fellow auteur directors Stanley Kubrick and Woody Allen has a filmmaker so carefully considered their choice of type. With Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson has made yet another typographic decision that has designers trying to ascertain its significance: Archer.” For more on the (possible) significance of this design choice, and other such choices on display in the wonderfully imagined worlds of Wes Anderson, click here.
We have been much better about updating things over at the Facebook page than here, but we plan to be better about things now that the new one is on its way. If you are a long-term fan of the site, you know that activity picks up around film releases.
We have learned that the Grand Budapest Hotel will be released on March 7, 2014. The official site is located here.
Here is the trailer:
And the first poster:
From Slate: ‘One of the most striking things about the trailer is the aspect ratio (that is, the dimensions of the image): It appears to be 4:3 (or 1.33:1) throughout. Anderson reportedly shot the movie in three different aspect ratios, 1.33, 1.85, and 2.35:1, as is explained in Matt Zoller Seitz’s new book, The Wes Anderson Collection. “The movie jumps through three time periods,” the book explains, and “the different aspect ratios tell viewers where they are in the timeline.” Anderson told Seitz that he had always wanted to shoot a movie in the old 1.33:1 ratio, for “the tallness” of it. “We considered shooting Tenenbaums that way,” he says, “because the house is vertical.”’
We’re very sad to report the passing of Kumar Pallana, he was 94. Pallana appeared in four of Wes’ movies, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited.We’ll be putting something together on each of these roles later, but for now crack a safe for Kumar.
Abrams Books has released a trailer (yes, a book trailer) for the greatMatt Zoller Seitz’s forthcoming The Wes Anderson Collection, which will be released into fine bookstores near you on October 8th. We heartily recommend you buy it. Did we mention it’s by, for our money, the foremost critical voice on Wes’ work? Did we mention it has an introduction by certified Important Author Michael Chabon? Did we mention it has a brand spanking new interview with Wes that encompasses his entire career to date? We didn’t, did we. Well it does, so be like Margot and sit in your zebra adorned room reading like a Tenenbaum. Pre-order from Amazon (by doing so you help support the site, and ensure we post at least three to four times a year).
In 1996, Wes Anderson made his directorial debut with the feature film Bottle Rocket. A large majority of the movie took place at the Windmill Inn in Hillsboro, Texas. Due to the economic downturn the motel’s business suffered, thus the Save The Bottle Rocket Motel event was conceived and became reality in July of 2011. Because Wes Anderson fans tend to be more sentimental than any other fans there was a huge turned out for the event.
Attendees enjoyed Alamo Drafthouse’s showing of the film with none other than Bob Maplethorpe himself, Robert Musgrave in attendance. After the film came to an end, old and newfound friends took to the pool and motel grounds in a late night party full of laughs and libations. When all was said and done the event was a success and the motel was saved. The magic happened once again in July 2012 with the event being fittingly renamed Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel. Fans came from all over the country to partake in the festivities which once again included a showing of Bottle Rocket, courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Theaters.
This year, on July 27th 2013 throw on you yellow jumpsuit, pop the clutch on your moped and head to Hillsboro, Texas to join us and dozens of fellow film fans for the 2013 Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel and take part in what has become the highlight of the summer (in Hillsboro, Texas… at a motel that was in a movie)!
It is important that you call the motel directly @ 254-582-3493. DO NOT BOOK YOUR ROOM USING THE DAYS INN WEBSITE.