Sunday, February 13, 2011

Links and Thanks

Thanks to Daniel Caylor’s plug traffic on this blog has more than doubled last week and the Tarzan posts have outperformed the Dalmatian posts in popularity for the first time in years.

At the same time, reader Jim Turner posted a link in the comments section of the last post that I absolutely have to highlight here. It refers to an analysis of the cinematic and literary influences on Wes Anderson’s style, both visually and narratively:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5


If you have any interest in Wes Anderson’s work beyond Fantastic Mr. Fox this is mandatory reading.

Matt Zoller Seitz from movingimagesource.us not only wrote about it in four installments, but also did excellent video essays to accompany the articles. The fifth installment is an “annotated version of the prologue to The Royal Tenenbaums. Just look at this video and you’ll be hooked to read the whole series.

At first glance I thought in the light of these articles my next two posts would be obsolete, but fortunately this isn’t the case so I will continue with the series.

1 comment:

Jim Turner said...

Wow, thanks for the mention.