We look at the substance and style of Wes Anderson's films, particularly Fantastic Mr. Fox.
- Matt Zoller Seitz ("MZS") is "EIC" of RogerEbert.com, where he blogs, and is @mattzollerseitz
- Merlin Mann podcasts Roderick on the Line + Back to Work, and commands his armies as @hotdogsladies
- David J Loehr is playwright-in-residence at Riverrun Theatre, radio playwright-in-residence for The Incomparable, and is @dloehr
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INTERVIEWS & EXTRAS
- Screen Time Interview: 55 - Susan Arosteguy (Criterion Collection) - Director-Approved
- After-show: I Grew Up in a Doll Museum
- This episode's Recommended Reading & Viewing, which includes loads of embedded trailers.
- In 1995, Matt Zoller Seitz wrote a feature on Anderson and Bottle Rocket for the Dallas Observer.
- Merlin compares Anderson to Stanley Kubrick. Yes, the comparison works, especially when he uses a term like "mise en scène".
- MZS did a series of video essays called The Substance of Style. He revisited them in the fall of 2013 for RogerEbert.com.
- Inspired by "SoS", Moisés started a (still-ongoing) retrospective of Yasujiro Ozu's filmography called Discovering Ozu.
- MZS's book, The Wes Anderson Collection, is magnificent. Buy it.
- Merlin also really enjoys (the sadly out of print) Fantastic Mr. Fox: The Making of the Motion Picture.