LIVE from the NYPL presents an evening with director Wes Anderson ("Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums") in conversation with screenplay co-writer Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") about "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Wes Anderson's first animated film. In "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Wes Anderson utilizes classic handmade stop-motion techniques to tell the story of the classic children's book by Roald Dahl.
Mr. and Mrs. Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristofferson (Eric Anderson). But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community...
The film is produced by Allison Abbate, Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson and Jeremy Dawson.
Wes Anderson is the Director, Co-writer and Producer of "Fantastic Mr. Fox." He was born in Houston, Texas and attended college at the University of Texas at Austin.
He is the director and co-writer of "Bottle Rocket," "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," "The Darjeeling Limited" and the short "Hotel Chevalier."
Noah Baumbach is the co-writer of "Fantastic Mr. Fox." He wrote and directed "Margot at the Wedding," "The Squid and the Whale," and "Kicking and Screaming."
With Wes Anderson, he co-wrote "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" and he is a contributor to The New Yorker magazine's "Shouts and Murmurs" department. His latest film, "Greenberg," was released in 2010 by Focus Features.
Filmmaker Wes Anderson recalls the 1996 Santa Monica screening of his now cult classic "Bottle Rocket." Every review card from the audience read negative, save for one, and it looked like an "outline of a dissertation." Anderson remembers thinking, "This is our audience!"
(born Sept. 13, 1916, Llandaff, Walesdied Nov. 23, 1990, Oxford, Eng.) British writer. A fighter pilot during World War II, he began his writing career when C.S. Forester encouraged him to write about his combat adventures; they were published by The Saturday Evening Post. The short-story collection Someone Like You (1953) was a best-seller; his later stories, many published in The New Yorker, often include bizarre or supernatural elements. His popular children's books James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) were made into films.
Wow... this was a great conversation but does anyone screen the audience questions beforehand? Guy at 1:30:20 , are you kidding me? That was some awkward laughter after that question. And then the sycophant at the end... oy...