I wish I could afford even one of these Mike Leavitt sculptures. His King Cuts are 18″ tall sculptures made from wood and polymer clay and impressively carved into the likenesses of his 16 favorite film directors of all time (an excellent selection). Humorously and accurately outfitted with props from their films, he has created 16, several of which are still available for purchase. Read more
Director and Food Artist David Ma has imagined if famous directors shot cooking videos. #FoodFilms are a series of shorts in which he re-imagines recipe tutorials as if they were directed by four of our favorite directors: Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuarón. They are imaginative, entertaining and wonderfully executed. Read more
I’m an enormous fan of the work of Wes Anderson and was thrilled to learn that the third Wes Anderson Collection book in a series of NY Times bestselling books about his films has just been published. Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson showcases the best artwork from what has become Spoke Art Gallery‘s annual exhibition of art inspired by the films of the director. Read more
To promote Prada’s latest fragrance, Candy de L’Eau, Directors Wes Andersen and Roman Coppola have created a real tale told in three online episodes starring Léa Seydoux. The short film is available as one complete video, but I want you to see it as it was intended.
Strikingly similar to Truffaut’s Jules and Jim, the short film tells the story of a starlet caught between the affections of two young men, while plugging the new fragrance at the end of each episode.
Behind the Scenes:
Actress Lea Seydoux appears in the print ads and in the promotional pieces for the fragrance (shown below) as well as in the film.
Full Film Credits:
The Directors Bureau
Director of Photography:
Aside from having great taste in movies, Singapore-based artist Joseph Chiang (aka JoE) is a self-professed one-man sweatshop called MonsterGallery. Read more
One of my personal favorite writers and film directors, Wes Anderson, who directed Rushmore and Bottle Rocket and wrote The Royal Tenenbaums, has reinterpreted the Roald Dahl classic (along with Noah Baumbach), the Fantastic Mr. Fox, into a stop motion animated movie set to be released in the US on November 13th, 2009. There is to be a premiere in London in October. Read more
If you’ve got itunes, you can view Wes Anderson’s Short Film, Hotel Chevalier, starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman. This is a prequel to the upcoming movie in its entirety.
Click here to view.