This companion to the bestselling The Wes Anderson Collection is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Through a series of in-depth interviews between writer/director Wes Anderson and cultural critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Anderson shares the story behind the film´s conception, personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and the wide variety of sources that inspired him-from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to photochrom landscapes of turn-of-the-century Middle Europe. The book also features interviews with costume designer Milena Canonero, composer Alexandre Desplat, lead actor Ralph Fiennes, production designer Adam Stockhausen and cinematographer Robert Yeoman; essays by film critics Ali Arikan and Steven Boone, film theorist and historian David Bordwell, music critic Olivia Collette, and style and costume consultant Christopher Laverty; and an introduction by playwright Anne Washburn. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, ephemera and artwork lavishly illustrate these interviews and essays. The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel stays true to Seitz´s previous book on Anderson´s first seven feature films,The Wes Anderson Collectionwith an artful design and playful illustrations that capture the spirit of Anderson´s inimitable aesthetic. Together, they offer a complete, definitive overview of Anderson´s filmography to date. Praise for the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel: Nine Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, Directing, and Writing - Original Screenplay; Best Film - Musical or Comedy, Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, 5 BAFTA awards, including Best Original Screen Play; Best Production Design, Best Costume Design; Best Make Up & Hair and Best Original Music.
From the New York Times best-selling author and the ´´modern-day master of the genre´´ (Newsday) comes a gripping novel of espionage and deception in 1938 pre-war Paris. At the center of the intrigue is Hollywood star Frederic Stahl. September 1938. On the eve of the Munich Appeasement, Stahl arrives in Paris, on loan from Warner Brothers to star in a French film. He quickly becomes entangled in the shifting political currents of pre-war Paris - French fascists, German Nazis, and his Hollywood publicists all have their fates tied to him. But members of the clandestine spy world of Paris have a deeper interest in Stahl, sensing a potential asset in a handsome, internationally renowned actor. Ranging from the high society of glittering Paris to film set locations in far-away Damascus and Budapest, Alan Furst´s new novel confirms his status as a writer whose stories unfold ´´like a vivid dream´´ (The Wall Street Journal). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Gerroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005955/bk_sans_005955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The indispensable pocket guide to the films of Wes Anderson, from Bottle Rocket to Isle of Dogs.Wes Anderson has quickly become one of the auteurs of modern American cinema, creating his own distinctive world with pastel colour palettes, meticulous set design, nostalgic soundtracks and a kooky troupe of actors.In this pocket guide, Sophie Monks Kaufman navigates his off-kilter world, strolling across the quadrangles of Rushmore Academy, diving beneath the sea with Team Zissou and checking in to the Grand Budapest Hotel to discover how an awkward indie film nerd from Texas became the most celebrated director of his generation.Also available:Close-Ups: Vampire Movies Close-Ups: New York Movies 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Ovens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004229/bk_hcuk_004229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.