• Considers each of Anderson's films point-by-point to show how his distinctive style works
• Includes a detailed examination of Anderson's contentious portrayal of race and class
• Examines Anderson's development of a range of cinematic genres and his role in a number of areas of production not usually addressed by directors
• Makes detailed comparisons between Anderson and those who have influenced his work, including writers like J. D. Salinger and filmmakers like Francois Truffaut, Martin Scorsese, and Woody Allen
• A bibliography
Wes Anderson has created a body of work marking him as one of contemporary cinema's most exciting talents, writing and directing a string of quirky comedies featuring the types of narratives largely ignored by Hollywood. It is high time for a definitive account of Anderson's creative output, one that addresses the praise—and the equally loud criticism—he provokes.