Welcome to The Grand Overlook Hotel

There are times in life when you're presented with something that you never knew you wanted but, once its in your head, you're certain you can no longer live without it.

That this isn't a real film has gnawed out a sizeable chunk of my soul. Read the rest

See the world through Wes Anderson-colored sunglasses

Rose-colored glasses are out. Sunglasses filtered with a color palette reminiscent of a Wes Anderson movie are in, at least according to "filter sunglasses brand" Tens.

Spectachrome is a new and limited edition lens filter inspired by the distinct colour palettes of Wes Anderson films such as “Moonrise Kingdom”, “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Hotel Chevalier”...

Experience a view that transports you to a whimsical world of vintage cinema and celluloid film, a place you’ll want to revisit time and time again. At first glance, the lens may appear to look primarily orange but whilst looking through it, it offers a far wider colour spectrum than what initially meets the eye. Wearing Spectachrome feels like walking into a scene of a sun-bleached 1970’s postcard.

Tens is currently crowdfunding these Spectachrome sunglasses ($87/pair).

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Filmmaker Wes Anderson co-curated a quirky art exhibition of oddball items in Vienna

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna started a program in 2012 that opened its doors for "remarkable creative individuals" to select pieces from their massive historical collection to present in an exhibition. Filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner Juman Malouf are the most recent curators in this program. So, for the last two years, they have been putting together their offbeat Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures.

Artnet describes the exhibit as "a totally quirky presentation of affectionate misfits":

Perhaps the duo’s penchant for the collection’s oddball items also stems from their own awareness of being outsiders in a prestigious establishment replete with trained art historians, curators, and conservators.

One senior curator said that some of museum staff were skeptical of the project at first. “We would get an email from Wes asking, ‘Do you have a list of green objects? Could you send us a list of everything you have that is yellow?’ Our data system does not have these categories.”

Because of this, the curators and conservators had to manually search their storage, an often painstaking process due climate controls and the condition checks needed, neither of which Anderson or Malouf were aware of.

The extra labor required was taxing, but the duo’s alternative criteria had a welcome side effect: It leveled the usual hierarchies. Several staff members said it resulted in new revelations. They just had to “learn to unlearn” their ways of working.

The exhibit opened November 6 and will be on view through April 28, 2019. Read the rest

Isle of Dogs: trailer for stop-motion Wes Anderson movie about dogs

Starring Bryan Cranston, Isle of Dogs is a new stop-motion animated movie from Wes Anderson, director of Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Looks very Wes Andersony! And check out this cast:

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Here's your chance to play a dog in Wes Anderson's next film

Wes Anderson is raffling a chance to make dog sounds for his upcoming film Isle of Dogs, among other cool prizes. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Film Foundation, which has restored nearly 700 films. Read the rest

Wes Anderson, Centered

“Wes Anderson // Centered,” on Vimeo. Music: The New Lobby Boy by Alexandre Desplat. Read the rest

Supercut of Wes Anderson characters cussing

Perhaps this will soothe you. [Luís Azevedo, via Kottke]

Here are two more videos by the same creator, featuring father figures in Anderson's movies, and my favorite: books in Anderson's movies.

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Director Wes Anderson's color schemes

@presentcorrect created Wes Anderson Palettes, a Tumblog of gentle twee wonder. [via Kottke] Read the rest

The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer

For Wes Anderson's latest movie. Now, that man really knows how to put together an ensemble cast. [via Kottke] Read the rest

Infographic: Which Wes Anderson character are you?

If you're a fan of Wes Anderson movies because you felt you could relate to the characters, then this is the infographic for you! Follow this flow chart (created by Jennifer Lewis at Flavorwire) to find out which Wes Anderson character you are. (For the record, I'm Steve Zissou. I haven't decided how to feel about this yet, but it's Bill Murray, so I'm leaning towards "tickled.") (via Flavorwire) Read the rest

Wes Anderson's Star Wars: Episode VII would have to include Bill Murray, so let's consider it

Would Jason Schwartzman be a bad guy or a guy, or would that be the journey?

Bill Murray as all the Wes Anderson characters

Artist Casey Weldon has cast Wes Anderson favorite Bill Murray as almost every character in Wes Anderson's movies. No, really, this is just as great as you're thinking it is. More images after the jump. Read the rest

Johnny Depp is doing a movie with Wes Anderson because the world loves pleasant surprises

Possibly realizing that he me have overstayed his welcome in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie that was not well-received, Johnny Depp has signed on to appear in Wes Anderson's next movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which includes an illustrious cast of thousands and one Mr. Bill Murray. This means a couple of things: 1. There is a very good chance of seeing Johnny Depp walk in slow motion alongside people like Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, and (maybe) Angela Lansbury. And 2. He may also have the splendid opportunity to be hilarious and touching in the most subtle way possible. This... this is excellent news. Read the rest