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The Wes Anderson collection. The Grand Budapest hotel

The Wes Anderson collection. The Grand Budapest hotel

Seitz, Matt Zoller, author, interviewer; Anderson, Wes, 1969- interviewee

This supplemental one-volume companion to 'The Wes Anderson Collection' takes readers behind the scenes of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', with in-depth interviews between Anderson and cultural critic Matt Zoller Seitz. Anderson shares the story behind the film's conception, the wide variety of sources that inspired it - from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch - personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and other reflections on his filmmaking process

Hardback, Book. English.
Published New York: Abrams, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Matt Zoller Seitz
ISBN: 1419715712, 9781419715716
Physical Description: 255 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 31 cm
Subject: Anderson, Wes, 1969- Interviews.; Grand Budapest Hotel (Motion picture); Performing Arts.
Alternative Title: Grand Budapest hotel

Author note

Matt Zoller Seitz, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, is the TV critic for New York Magazine and, as well as the editor-in-chief of

A Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, Seitz has written, narrated, edited, or produced more than a hundred hours' worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image and The L Magazine, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay, "Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style," was later spun off into a New York Times bestselling hardcover book: The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2013). 

Seitz is the founder and original editor of The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the publisher of Press Play, a blog of film and TV criticism and video essays. He is the director of the 2005 romantic comedy Home.

Anne Washburn's plays include Mr. BurnsThe InternationalistA Devil at Noon, and a transadaptation of Euripides’s Orestes. She lives in New York City and, occasionally, Buenos Aires.

Max Dalton is a graphic artist living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by way of Barcelona, New York, and Paris. He has published a few books and illustrated some others, including The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2013). Max started painiting in 1977, and since 2008, he has been creating posters about music, movies, and pop culture, quickly becoming one of the top names in the industry.


New York Times Book Review||“A rare follow-up that equals its predecessor, and a welcome post-script from the critic who’s become the definitive voice on all things Anderson.”
Flavorwire||“Like Anderson’s work itself, this book’s visuals will have you coming back to it again and again.”
Boston Globe||“More than a companion piece to the previous book—it's a veritable companion, to be taken along on exotic trips, and to be talked to when nobody is looking.”
Philadelphia Inquirer