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• 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.
Not to mention all of the mistakes in the book almost made it comical to think the author actually believed that these films do matter.
Nonetheless, Browning's text is so riddled with inaccuracies and lengthy summaries that it quickly becomes difficult to ascribe any genuine value to it.
The reading explained the use of color and how Anderson used the author of the actual book, Roald Dahl's house for photographs to use in the film.