Seven video essays
by Matt Zoller Seitz on Wes Anderson films. [more inside]
Another day, another Wes Anderson film parody trailer -- this one's for a tasteful, adults-only offering called The Grand Sausage Pizza
. (The NSFW tag is for dialogue and premise, rather than nudity.)
Pitchfork is streaming the soundtrack
to Wes Anderson's upcoming movie The Grand Budapest Hotel
). [more inside]
“But I think, Wes is by anyone’s definition
, an auteur and there aren’t that many. Hollywood doesn’t really… that’s not their game anymore.” (previously
Wes Anderson's The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders
Last night Ed Norton hosted Saturday Night Live, and this short film trailer parody was the standout. [more inside]
–Why do you want to be a lobby boy?
–Who wouldn't, at the Grand Budapest
Everyone knows that this book isn't real. What this Goodreads entry
"Wes Anderson" by I Cani
This is the video (SLYT WHOOO!!) for a wonderful song in Italian about wanting to live in Wes Anderson's films. And, of course, the video is a proper homage (and a half). [more inside]
Moonrise Kingdom opens with Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Similar to Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf (a version narrated by David Bowie, part 1 with the character introductions
), the Guide uses a narrator to identify the principal instruments.
The movie closes with (non-plot spoilers): [more inside]
is a new Israeli crime comedy, released here this weekend. The poster
features the film's central players sitting around a table loaded with booze, weed, bongs, joints and other drug paraphernalia. For the stricter populace of Jerusalem, a modified version of the poster
was prepared, one which removes all trace of...
You guessed it: Women.
The pot and booze? Untouched. [more inside]
for Wes Anderson's new movie, Moonrise Kingdom
, is out, and boy is it Wes Anderson-y.
: I knew Bill Murray
had my back from the first time I saw him standing on top of that rock, wearing a cowboy hat.
The director and part of the cast of the Royal Tenenbaums
talked about the movie at the New York Film Festival
, where there was a special 10th anniversary screening. They had a lot to say about Gene Hackman
, mostly of the 'well, at least he didn't kill any of us'
It's been exactly five years
since Charlie Fink and his musical band of friends - his brother Doug on drums, Tom "Fiddle" Hobden on violin, Matt "Urby Whale" Owens on harmonium and bass and Laura Marling
on backing vocals - first appeared on the London nu-folk circuit, their moniker a conflation of a famous indie film
and its director: Noah and the Whale
. [more inside]
What if filmmakers directed the Super Bowl?
As the big game approaches, Slate V imagines what it might look like if Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Wes Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard and Werner Herzog were allowed to direct the telecast.
The Ballad of Reading Milton:
A short story by then-undergrad Wes Anderson.
The Cloud Photographers
: "an artificial Wes Anderson soundtrack" by Nicholas Gurewitch, of Perry Bible Fellowship
Also has an interview with Gurewitch about the soundtrack and the story of
The Cloud Photgraphers
. More recently, Gurewitch is featured in
(scans about as NSFW as the median PBF comic) on the Truth and Beauty Bombs comics
Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style. A video essay in five parts
by Matt Zoller Seitz. (Links go to the text of the essay; click on the embedded video to view.) [via]
the twelve-minute prequel short to Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited
, is available for download from iTunes.
Wes Anderson does a 2-minute commercial for American Express.
(YouTube link). As you might expect from Wes Anderson, the results are "quirky" to say the least. Another bigshot director, M. Night Shayamalan, has made one as well
. This certainly isn't the first time big companies have hired A-list directors.
I wonder who's next?
In The O Factor
(Slate), Field Maloney asks if Owen Wilson was the key to the Wes Anderson phenomenon.
Is N+1's review of the Life Aquatic
more than a bit snobbish or dead on? While I agree with much of the review, particularly how Life Aquatic seemed to lack a plot, I can't help but feel icky having read this. (Link via TMFTML
What has Wes Anderson been up to since The Royal Tenenbaums
...a few unböring tv
spots for IKEA's unböring ad
campaign. There is a nice site about him
which was updated March 18 announcing his fourth film
starring, again, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Gwenyth Patltrow, Jason Swartzman and also Nicole Kidman and Robert Musgrave. Of course Mark Mothersbaugh
has supposedly signed to do the score.