A really interesting article at Daily Film Dose (a great site, by the way) lists the Anderson-Yeoman collaboration as one of the ‘great cinematographer-director relationships’:
Yeoman and Anderson’s films are so distinct, one frame of one of their films is immediately distinguishable as their own. They love their wideangle, anamorphic frames, extremely overcranked slo-mo and lush saturated colours. Look for “The Darjeeling Limited” hopefully later this year.
URL: the article at Daily Film Dose
One other tidbit…
Robyn Cohen (The Life Aquatic) is the star of a new direct-to-Internet feature length film, called Zzyzx (Zi-zux). The concept is interesting (I haven’t checked out the film yet, though. Post your comments if you have.).
URL: Story about the film in the Sun Chronicle
URL: Film site
Just a little tidbit…
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers has named Ogilvy & Mather’s “Wes Anderson” for American Express the best commercial of 2006.
URL: Read about the awards in AdWeek.
URL: Watch the video at YouTube.
A late note about a not-so-recent book (one released in April 2005, actually). But, I feel guilty. And, I just found out. Eric Chase Anderson wrote and illustrated a book called Chuck Dugan is Awol. It looks phenomenal. There has been some discussion of it over at the Yankee Racers board (go to the thread), but not nearly enough. So, buy this book, and let’s talk about it (and sorry for being so out of the loop).
(buy it from Amazon through this link and support the site)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney and Cate Blanchett are in talks to provide their vocal talents to Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox as Mr. and Mrs. Fox, respectively. Wes is currently editing The Darjeeling Limited in New York, and he will go to London to film Mr. Fox when he is finished.
More at Coming Soon.
From India eNews.com
Hollywood stars Owen Wilson and Adrian Brody have completed the last leg of shooting schedule for the Darjeeling Limited in this city of palaces and lakes known as the Venice of the East.
The Academy Award-nominated American actor-writer along with co-stars Broody and Jason Schwartzman are had landed here Jan 17 and spent about eight hours every day shooting for the India-centric film. The stars and the film unit are expected to leave for home later Tuesday.
Also Bill Murray will be a guest on tonight’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. Bill will help Dave celebrate his 25th year on late night television. I will try and get a video up if he mentions anything related, and post it here for those who miss it.
Natalie Portman has been casted for The Darjeeling Limited.
So, to review: Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Natalie Portman, Adrien Brody, and Natalie Portman so far. Looks good.
Wes is completely different from all of them. I never worked with Fellini but I almost did. Wes is his own planet but I see a little Fellini streak there. After the film was reviewed it was like when cubism came on the heels on impressionism and people went insane. Wes is a cubist with classical netting. – Bud Cort
A pretty interesting interview with one of our favorites, Bud Cort from The Life Aquatic and Harold and Maude (please note that this interview transpired two years ago but has only now been published).