Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great Regulars: Yet it didn't occur to him [Wes Anderson] to go

into movies, simply because he never met anybody who knew anything about the industry. Finally, he picked up Spike Lee's book Gotta Have It: Inside Guerrilla Film-Making, which was basically a how-to guide on making movies and financing them with scrounged cash. Inspired by this, Anderson and a friend, the actor Owen Wilson--now the supreme New Quirk star--made Bottle Rocket, first as a short, then as a feature. It was a commercial failure, but Martin Scorsese named it as one of his favourite films of the 1990s, and Anderson and Wilson were on their way.

from Bryan Appleyard: from The Sunday Times: Wes Anderson


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