Wes Anderson has his fans and detractors, but there’s no denying he has a style all his own. His movies are peppy, sly, melancholy, playful, and delightfully odd (the bit in Fantastic Mr. Fox where they hop in the tiny motorcycle destroys me every time from laughing so hard). Anderson’s unique movies deserve their own book, and they’ve now got a terrific one in The Wes Anderson Collection from writer Matt Zoller Seitz. A good friend of mine edited the book, and led me to a trailer that showing the breadth and detail that went into the collection. It’s a stunning piece of work, and it might be a little tough to call yourself a Wes Anderson fan if you don’t have it on your shelf.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The Wes Anderson Collection will be released on October 8th. Click here to pre-order it from Amazon for 39% off.
Here’s the synopsis for The Wes Anderson Collection:
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 Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz.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. [Amazon]