...and they rode on in the friscalating dusk light.
October 15, 2010 7:33 AM   Subscribe

The Ballad of Reading Milton: A short story by then-undergrad Wes Anderson.
posted by shakespeherian (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like Wes Anderson's movies.
posted by kozad at 7:51 AM on October 15, 2010


Interesting. It's weird how, reading it now, it feels like someone's bad rip-off of a Wes Anderson movie. I wonder if that would be true of most other authors/filmmakers undergrad work.

Also, this: Analecta 15 was published in 1989 (the year I was born!). just makes me feel so very, very old.
posted by cottoncandybeard at 8:16 AM on October 15, 2010


It's weird how, reading it now, it feels like someone's bad rip-off of a Wes Anderson movie. I wonder if that would be true of most other authors/filmmakers undergrad work.

Hardly undergrad work, but I recently saw True Romance for the first time in probably fifteen years, and holy shit is it a Tarantino primer. Mannerisms, figures of speech, parts of conversations and character types.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:21 AM on October 15, 2010


Actually the story isn't bad. Certainly better than anything I wrote in college. Damn geniuses.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:28 AM on October 15, 2010


Wes Anderson Responds
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:30 AM on October 15, 2010


Interesting. It reads like a movie script. (So does a lot of Faulkner, which maybe explains why Faulkner was also a movie scriptwriter.)
posted by bearwife at 3:51 PM on October 15, 2010


two other stores have surfaced as well.
Let and Charles Falling
posted by nimsey lou at 7:18 AM on October 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


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