The Wes Anderson Collection, Hardback Book
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Wes Anderson is the most influential comedic voice from the past two decades of American cinema.

A true auteur, his intimate involvement in 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, includes scriptwriting, set design, soundtrack selections and unit photography. Anderson's visual artistry, inimitable tone and idiosyncratic characterisations make each of his films instantly recognisable as "Andersonian."The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's work, guiding readers through the life and career of one of the most talked-about contemporary filmmakers.

Previously unpublished photos, artwork and ephemera complement a book-length interview between Anderson and award-winning film critic Matt Zoller Seitz, who offers insights into Anderson's creative process, influences, and the production of his films.

These elements come together in a meticulously designed object in the spirit of Anderson's movies: melancholy and playful, wise and childish--and thoroughly original.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 400 colour and black-and-white photographs
  • Publisher: Abrams
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  • Category: Individual film directors, film-makers
  • ISBN: 9780810997417

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If you love Wes Anderson, this book is a must-read. I now have a 48-film list of movies he's been influenced by, and I've learnt a whole lot about his film making processes and ethos. The book is a long form conversation between Anderson and Matt Zoller Seitz, interspersed with short essays by Seitz giving his thoughts on each film. Although it's arranged chronologically by film, the conversation ranges back and forth, making comparisons (usually instigated by Seitz and garnering the response "Hmmm" from Anderson) between the different Anderson films. The book is beautifully illustrated with stills from the films, behind the scenes images and graphically reimagined scenes by Max Dalton. The level of detail is almost as perfect as that of an Anderson film itself! I'm now inspired to watch all of the films again.