I Want That: The Wes Anderson Collection Book
I won't remind you of how many days there are before Christmas, but it is October so you might want to start thinking about a gift for that movie lover in your life. Hell, you should probably get this one for yourself, if you are a big fan of director Wes Anderson.
For our second book entry of the day, I give you "The Wes Anderson Collection" from Matt Zoller Seitz. Anderson and Seitz first crossed paths when BOTTLE ROCKET premiered in Dallas, Texas, as the author describes, every day after that has been a journey to this very book.
Seitz calls this a book for the "detail obsessed fetishist" which I think beckons to many of us. If you can't wait til Christmas, go ahead and pre-order it on Amazon. Then again, it does come out on October 8th so you could just hold off a few days.
Check out the awesome trailer for the book below.
Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films—Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom—instantly recognizable as “Andersonian.” The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.