The Wes Anderson Collection (Hardcover)
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This"New York Times"bestselling overview of Wes Anderson's filmography features previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and ephemera, with an introduction by Michael Chabon.
Writer/director Wes Anderson guides movie/television critic Matt Zoller Seitz through Anderson's life and career in a hardcover book-length conversation, woven together with original illustrations and production images from"Bottle Rocket," "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," "The Darjeeling Limited," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and"Moonrise Kingdom."
The result is a meticulously desiged book that captures and reflects the spirit of Wes Anderson's movies: melancholy, playful, wise, and wonderfully unique.
Praise for "The Wes Anderson Collection: "
In "The Wes Anderson Collection," Seitz expands a series of video essays on Anderson's influences, illuminating as much of Anderson's process as possible in a massive, beautifully rendered volume. Although it looks (and sometimes reads) like a coffee table book, "The Wes Anderson Collection" brings together style and substance to provide a loving homage to Anderson's films and moviemaking in general. " The A.V. Club "
Your coffee table wants no, scratch that needs this book . . . Packed with 400 images of everything from behind-the-scenes set shots to makeup inspiration to hand-drawn storyboards, the massive tome is pure eye candy. But in addition to the visuals, Seitz also dives deep into each and every Anderson film. "NYLON"
A magical tour of Wes Anderson's filmography. "C" magazine
Each page of this book filled with conversations, photographs and artwork surrounding each film showcases Anderson's pop-culture inspirations from Hitchcock and Star Wars to Jacques Cousteau and the French New Wave. Better than most of their kind, the talks reveal a candidness and honesty between critic and director, allowing Seitz to dig around Anderson's vault and share his discoveries. "FILTER"
"The Wes Anderson Collection" comes as close as a book can to reading like a Wes Anderson film. The design is meticulously crafted, with gorgeous full-page photos and touches like a still representation of Rushmore's opening montage. "The A.V. Club"
Reading the book, you feel as if you re disappearing into the miniature world of Anderson's movies, like you re playing around in the files and fastidiously kept dossiers assembled for each project. In this way, the book mimics the work. Complex.com
It's smart, informative, and looks beautiful. In other words, it's the perfect gift. "Complex "magazine
About the Author
Michael Chabon is the author of Wonder Boys, which won universal critical acclaim and was made into a feature film starring Michael Douglas. Entertainment Weekly included his latest, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, on its list of the best books of 2000. Both are available from Brilliance Audio. He received his B.A. from The University of Pittsburgh and his M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine. He lives with his wife and two children in California.