It’s hard to say when I first became aware of Bud Smith’s writing. I’m sure it was online; his work is fairly ubiquitous here—an essay here, a poem there, a short story someplace else. He’s got a few books under his belt to boot, the stellar F-250 and Calm Face, as well as the most recent, Dust Bunny City, for which his wife, Rae Buleri, did the brilliant illustrations....more
Posts Tagged: Wes Anderson
Still obsessed with Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel? Check out this interview with Anderson concerning the influence of author Stefan Zweig on his newest film. Anderson and George Prochnik discuss the form and the themes of Zweig’s work, and the lasting resonance it has today, at the Telegraph....more
In Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, train travel proves to be a difficult feat for the character Zero (Tony Revolori). Despite Zero’s train travel plight, Anderson himself enjoys a good train ride (the joy of such playing a prominent role in The Darjeeling Limited) and says of this form of travel, “It’s a calm, friendly, leisurely, and extremely protracted type of experience.” He is quoted on the Amtrak blog:
One thing you almost always get on a train is time to burn… But it’s especially nice to have that time while you are on the move.
Moonrise Kingdom is set in 1965 on an isolated New England island, at the waning end of summer, which as it turns out is the perfect setting for a Wes Anderson story....more
Today, 11/11, is Corduroy Appreciation Day. In honor of this wonderfully waled fabric, the Corduroy Appreciation Club is holding a Grand Meeting at the Old American Can Factory with keynote speaker author Sloane Crosley.
I’m not sure whether corduroy gentleman Wes Anderson will be in attendance....more
Rumpus blogger Rick Moody posted a comment to my recent post about Lord of the Rings asking whether the special effects of that film still held up. I got to thinking about why we accept some special effects as cool even when we can tell they’re fake while we turn up our noses at other special effects....more
So, like, what’s your favorite love scene from the movies? I would like to know yours. Mine is this motel seduction sequence from Bottle Rocket. I believe that part of its imperfect perfection lies in the choice of music, “Alone Again Or,” by Love, with its mariachi horns absurdly invoking the allure of Inez....more