Wes Anderson has quickly become one of the auteurs of modern American cinema, creating his own distinctive cinematic world with pastel colour palettes, meticulous set design, nostalgic soundtracks and a kooky troupe of actors.
In this illustrated 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 into the Grand Budapest Hotel to discover how an awkward indie film nerd from Texas became the most celebrated director of his generation.
About the author
Sophie Monks Kaufman is contributing editor at Little White Lies and a freelancer with a special interest in covering film from a sensual and feminist perspective. Her writing is published at Sight & Sound and the Independent amongst others. She enjoys waxing lyrical on audio forms, like the Truth & Movies podcast, and in person at panels and cinemas, most regularly the British Film Institute.
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