The Wes Anderson Collection

The Wes Anderson Collection

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Book - 2015
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
This companion to the New York Times bestselling book The Wes Anderson Collection takes readers behind the scenes of the Oscar®-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel with a series of interviews between writer/director Wes Anderson and movie/television critic Matt Zoller Seitz.

Learn all about the film's conception, hear personal anecdotes from the set, and explore the wide variety of sources that inspired the screenplay and imagery—from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to photochrom landscapes of turn-of-the-century Middle Europe. Also inside are interviews with costume designer Milena Canonero, composer Alexandre Desplat, lead actor Ralph Fiennes, production designer Adam Stockhausen, and cinematographer Robert Yeoman; essays by film critics Ali Arikan and Steven Boone, film theorist and historian David Bordwell, music critic Olivia Collette, and style and costume consultant Christopher Laverty; and an introduction by playwright Anne Washburn. Previously unpublished production photos, artwork, and ephemera illustrate each essay and interview.

The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel stays true to Seitz's previous book on Anderson's first seven feature films,The Wes Anderson Collection, with an artful, meticulous design and playful, original illustrations that capture the spirit of Anderson's inimitable aesthetic. Together, they offer a complete overview of Anderson's filmography to date.

Praise for the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel:

Four Academy Awards®, including Costume Design, Music - Original Score, and Production Design; Nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Directing, and Writing - Original Screenplay; Best Film - Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Awards; Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA, WGA, NYFCC, and LAFCA Awards

Praise for the book, The Wes Anderson Collection:

The Wes Anderson Collection comes as close as a book can to reading like a Wes Anderson film. The design is meticulously crafted, with gorgeous full-page photos and touches . . .”
—Eric Thurm, The A.V. Club

Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: Mad Men Carousel, The Oliver Stone Experience, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, andThe Wes Anderson Collection.

Baker & Taylor
Examines the noteworthy film, providing information about the film's conception, presenting personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and describing the wide variety of sources that inspired it.

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Seitz presents the making of the movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, through the lens of the film’s writer and director, Wes Anderson. The book includes behind-the-scenes photos, a three-part interview with Anderson, sections on different aspects of the production, and interviews with actor Ralph Fiennes, costume designer Milena Canonero, score composer Alexandre Desplat, production designer Adam Stockhausen, and cinematographer Robert Yeoman, as well as critical essays by five members of the Society of Crossed Pens. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2015
ISBN: 9781419715716
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 G762Z, Se45w
Characteristics: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Washburn, Anne (Anne Elizabeth)
Alternative Title: Grand Budapest Hotel


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Feb 28, 2015

Super fun read. Matt Zoller Seitz is an incredible writer and the pictures in the book are incredible! I enjoyed reading the interviews with the cast members.


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