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The Wes Anderson Collection
A beautiful visual package wrapped around lacklustre essays and interviews. Each of Anderson's first seven films gets a short essay and a lengthy interview buttressed with a wonderful collage of film stills, production art, original drawings, as well as images from various influences and inspirations. The book excels when it limits itself to these aspects and falters when it tries for much analysis. Seitz has good instincts and analyses, but is done no favours by the interview format opposite Anderson, who naturally believing in letting the film's meaning speak for itself and not whatever his intentions might have been, gives very little in return in those parts of the discussion. Such a beautiful book object, though, that whatever is lacking in the text and is doubly made up for in the visuals.
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