1. Edward Norton on Wes Anderson’s films:

"What I’ve loved about Wes from the get-go [is] — the whimsy, the incredible humor … but there’s always these moments of pathos that come in and sideswipe you. Every time I watch The Royal Tenenbaums, I’m laughing and laughing and then for whatever reason, as soon as there’s that scene where [Richie Tenenbaum] releases the falcon or the hawk over the city and they play that Velvet Underground song, I tear up every single time. … I can’t explain it.
I’ve come to think that a lot of Wes’ movies are about the same thing, which is maybe people struggling with the way that the family that you’re born into fails you or you don’t have the family that you want, so you go and create the family that you need. So many of the characters in Wes’ movies are essentially creating alternative communities that support them. I think there’s something really sweet in that idea.”

Full interview: Ed Norton On ‘Birdman,’ Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud View in High-Res

    Edward Norton on Wes Anderson’s films:

    "What I’ve loved about Wes from the get-go [is] — the whimsy, the incredible humor … but there’s always these moments of pathos that come in and sideswipe you. Every time I watch The Royal Tenenbaums, I’m laughing and laughing and then for whatever reason, as soon as there’s that scene where [Richie Tenenbaum] releases the falcon or the hawk over the city and they play that Velvet Underground song, I tear up every single time. … I can’t explain it.

    I’ve come to think that a lot of Wes’ movies are about the same thing, which is maybe people struggling with the way that the family that you’re born into fails you or you don’t have the family that you want, so you go and create the family that you need. So many of the characters in Wes’ movies are essentially creating alternative communities that support them. I think there’s something really sweet in that idea.”

    Full interview: Ed Norton On ‘Birdman,’ Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud

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  1. Tuesday: Actor Ed Norton on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), working with Wes Anderson, and Smoochy, of course.  View in High-Res

    Tuesday: Actor Ed Norton on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), working with Wes Anderson, and Smoochy, of course. 

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  1. Speaking of The Grand Budapest … Listen:  Wes Anderson: ‘We Made A Pastiche’ Of Eastern Europe’s Greatest Hits
Minimalist posters of Wes Anderson houses via Buzzfeed View in High-Res

    Speaking of The Grand Budapest … Listen:  Wes Anderson: ‘We Made A Pastiche’ Of Eastern Europe’s Greatest Hits

    Minimalist posters of Wes Anderson houses via Buzzfeed

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  1. theweekmagazine:

    Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on June 17, and a team of die-hard fans decided to celebrate its release with a LEGO model.

    Also, here is Fresh Air’s interview with Wes Anderson for the film.

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  1. Posted on 4 April, 2014

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    In Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, a writer relates the long and twisting life story of a hotel owner. It’s about youthful love and lifelong obsession, and while the story is original, there’s a credit at the end that reads: “Inspired by the Writings of Stefan Zweig.”

    Last month, Anderson told Fresh Air's Terry Gross that until a few years ago, he had never heard of Zweig — and he's not alone. Many moviegoers share Anderson's past ignorance of the man who was once one of the world's most famous and most translated authors.

    George Prochnik is out to change that. His forthcoming book is called The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World. Check out his conversation with NPR’s Robert Siegel here.

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    The Grand Budapest Hotel.


    Wes Anderson —> color palettes (great idea)

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  1. Hear the promo for what’s on tap this weekend:


    Director Wes Anderson on his film The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Reporter Brigid Schulte on her book Overwhelmed
    Tech contributor Alexis Madrigal on driverless cars

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  1. In our interview this week with director Wes Anderson, he mentions his love for the Thorne Collection of miniatures at the Art Institute of Chicago. You can see some photos of the rooms here. 
Anderson on using miniatures in his films:

First, I love miniatures. It’s just an old movie technique, an old-fashioned approach. … There’s a certain charm to miniatures to me, I just like them. But also, when you’re doing a miniature it means you can make the thing exactly the way you want. You have essentially no limitation. So we could put our hotel where we wanted it, we could make it look how we wanted it, and we could put things around it that we wanted…


Photo:
Ms.James Ward Thorne
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E-28: German Sitting Room of the “Biedermeier” Period, 1815-50, c. 1 View in High-Res

    In our interview this week with director Wes Anderson, he mentions his love for the Thorne Collection of miniatures at the Art Institute of Chicago. You can see some photos of the rooms here.

    Anderson on using miniatures in his films:

    First, I love miniatures. It’s just an old movie technique, an old-fashioned approach. … There’s a certain charm to miniatures to me, I just like them. But also, when you’re doing a miniature it means you can make the thing exactly the way you want. You have essentially no limitation. So we could put our hotel where we wanted it, we could make it look how we wanted it, and we could put things around it that we wanted…

    Photo:

    Ms.James Ward Thorne

    American,1882-1966

    E-28: German Sitting Room of the “Biedermeier” Period, 1815-50, c. 1

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  1. In a conversation with director Wes Anderson Terry asked why he often has his characters look at the camera/audience head-on. Here’s what he says:

    "I have my own way of blocking things and framing things that’s built into me. I compare it to handwriting. I don’t fully understand it — why my handwriting is like this — but in a way there’s some sort of tonal thing with the kind of stories I do. They tend to have some fable element and I think my visual predilections are somehow related to trying to make that tone and make my own writing work with performers."

    Photos of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited, and The Grand Budapest Hotel

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  1. Posted on 11 March, 2014

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    Tomorrow we talk to Director Wes Anderson about his newest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

    (And he tells us why he loves using miniatures)

    kateoplis:

    It’s a small world after all.

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  1. David Edelstein reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel—the latest from Wes Anderson: 

Composition and color isn’t incidental—it’s the whole deal. The mountainside Grand Budapest is a miniature—a dollhouse—reached by model train. Inside, it expands. It’s immense. The choreography of staff and guests is busy and militaristic in its precision. The colors are intense: pink walls, crimson carpets, staff waistcoats of electric magenta. Anderson can make you dream of a design for living on a higher, more beautiful plane. 


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    David Edelstein reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel—the latest from Wes Anderson:

    Composition and color isn’t incidental—it’s the whole deal. The mountainside Grand Budapest is a miniature—a dollhouse—reached by model train. Inside, it expands. It’s immense. The choreography of staff and guests is busy and militaristic in its precision. The colors are intense: pink walls, crimson carpets, staff waistcoats of electric magenta. Anderson can make you dream of a design for living on a higher, more beautiful plane.

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  1. Photo break: On the set of The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson


This is just the drama of the house becoming a figure in the movie, a character in the movie. Movie sets are extremely interesting and thrilling to me. And mystifying, too. I’ve been on a lot of movie sets, but I never know what the movie’s going to look like. Even though I’m on the set and watching a scene, I’m always surprised by the movie, and it does always seem magical to me. Part of the magic comes from these pieces of equipment that are doing such unusual things: lighting a scene or the sound or changing the angle from what one would normally see with two feet on the ground. And all of that adds to the magic of moviemaking, the thrill of it. 



Photo: Laura Wilson









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    Photo break: On the set of The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson

    This is just the drama of the house becoming a figure in the movie, a character in the movie. Movie sets are extremely interesting and thrilling to me. And mystifying, too. I’ve been on a lot of movie sets, but I never know what the movie’s going to look like. Even though I’m on the set and watching a scene, I’m always surprised by the movie, and it does always seem magical to me. Part of the magic comes from these pieces of equipment that are doing such unusual things: lighting a scene or the sound or changing the angle from what one would normally see with two feet on the ground. And all of that adds to the magic of moviemaking, the thrill of it. 

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  1. Wes Anderson talks to Terry Gross about making Moonrise Kingdom:

I remember the emotion of feeling like I was falling in love at that age, and how powerful it was and sudden and inexplicable,” he says. “And nothing happened in my case, but I think it’s a fantasy I would have had at that age — would have envisioned. … These two characters are hit by a thunderbolt and determined to act on it.”

    Wes Anderson talks to Terry Gross about making Moonrise Kingdom:

    I remember the emotion of feeling like I was falling in love at that age, and how powerful it was and sudden and inexplicable,” he says. “And nothing happened in my case, but I think it’s a fantasy I would have had at that age — would have envisioned. … These two characters are hit by a thunderbolt and determined to act on it.”

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  1. Oh, good morning. We’ll be reairing the Wes Anderson interview today. Now back to work…
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

    Oh, good morning. We’ll be reairing the Wes Anderson interview today. Now back to work…

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    Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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  1. From producer AnnMarie Baldonado, a gift idea for the cross-stitching Wes Anderson fan in your life. Says AnnMarie:







You would still have to have a lot of time to get this done by the holidays. Or maybe you can beg the British Etsy seller to do it for you?







The Fresh Air interview with Wes Anderson. View in High-Res

    From producer AnnMarie Baldonado, a gift idea for the cross-stitching Wes Anderson fan in your life. Says AnnMarie:

    You would still have to have a lot of time to get this done by the holidays. Or maybe you can beg the British Etsy seller to do it for you?

    The Fresh Air interview with Wes Anderson.

  2. Gift ideas

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