Mit 19 Jahren begann der Kanadier Reid Anderson seine Ballettkarriere am Stuttgarter Ballett. Als Erster Solist tanzte er in Choreografien von John Cranko und bescherte dem Publikum mit Partnerinnen wie Marcia Haydée unvergessliche Abende. Als Intendant bewies er sich mit Traditionsbewusstsein und Innovationskraft. Das Buch erzählt von Andersons Kindheit in Kanada, von seiner großen Zeit als Tänzer und von seinen Intendantentätigkeiten in Kanada und Stuttgart.
The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom have made Wes Anderson a filmmaking force. Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums have become quotable cult classics. Yet every new Anderson release brings out droves of critics eager to charge him with stylistic excess and self-indulgent eclecticism. Donna Kornhaber approaches Anderson´s style as the necessary product of the narrative and thematic concerns that define his body of work. Using Anderson´s focus on collecting, Kornhaber situates the director as the curator of his filmic worlds, a prime mover who artfully and conscientiously arranges diverse components into cohesive collections and taxonomies. Anderson peoples each mise-en-scéne in his ongoing ´´Wesworld´´ with characters orphaned, lost, and out of place amidst a riot of handmade clutter and relics. Within, they seek a wholeness and collective identity they manifestly lack, with their pain expressed via an ordered emotional palette that, despite being muted, cries out for attention. As Kornhaber shows, Anderson´s films offer nothing less than a fascinating study in the sensation of belonging--told by characters who possess it the least. Covering Anderson´s entire oeuvre and including an interview with the director, Wes Anderson is an entertaining look at one of our most beloved and polarizing filmmakers.
The official guide to Gerry Anderson´s television classic UFO is now available as an expanded, deluxe hardback in full colour for the first time. Now compiled with full access to ITV´s extensive stills archive, the book includes a complete production history, comprehensive episode guides and full details of vehicles and characters. The chapter on promotion and merchandise is expanded with details on UFO-inspired comics and there is a new section on Anderson´s feature film Doppelganger, considered by many to be the precursor to UFO. This is the definitive companion to the series that many fans consider to be Gerry Anderson´s greatest work.
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.
The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of the beloved auteur´s newest stop-motion animated film. Through the course of several in-depth interviews with film critic Lauren Wilford, writer and director Wes Anderson shares the story behind Isle of Dogs´s conception and production, and Anderson and his collaborators reveal entertaining anecdotes about the making of the film, their sources of inspiration, the ins and outs of stop-motion animation, and many other insights into their moviemaking process. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs, concept artwork, and hand-written notes and storyboards accompany the text. The book also features an introduction by critics and collaborators Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou, and a foreword by critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The fourth volume of the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection, Isle of Dogs stays true to the series with its rich design and colorful illustrations, capturing Anderson´s signature aesthetic vision and bringing the series´s definitive study of Anderson´s filmography up to date.
Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen des neuen Animationsfilms des Kultregisseurs Wes Anderson! - Detaillierte Interviews mit Wes Anderson rollen die Geschichte hinter der Konzeption und Produktion von Isle of Dogs - Ataris Reise auf. - Anderson und seine Mitstreiter Roman Coppola und Jason Schwarzman offenbaren unterhaltsame Anekdoten über die Produktion des Films, ihre Quellen der Inspiration, die Einzelheiten der Stopmotion-Animation und vieles andere mehr. - Gespräche mit Sprecher Bryan Cranston, der Kostümdesignerin, den Puppenmachern, den Animatoren und vielen mehr zeigen die Bandbreite dieser aufwändigen Produktion. Das Buch spiegelt die charakteristische Ästhetik des Kult-Filmemachers wider und enthält außerdem unzählige Fotos von den Dreharbeiten sowie Konzeptkunst und Skizzen von Wes Anderson selbst.
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.