Inspirations for Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch - fascinating essays on Paris by some of the twentieth century's finest writers.
A glimpse of post-war France through the eyes and words of 14 (mostly) expatriate journalists including Mavis Gallant, James Baldwin, A.J. Liebling, S.N. Behrman, Luc Sante, Joseph Mitchell, and Lillian Ross; plus, portraits of their editors William Shawn and New Yorker founder Harold Ross. Together: they invented modern magazine journalism.
Includes an introductory interview by Susan Morrison with Anderson about transforming fact into a fiction and the creation of his homage to these exceptional reporters.
Wes Anderson's films include Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr Fox, Isle of Dogs and Moonrise Kingdom. The French Dispatch is forthcoming in 2021.
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Literature & literary studies