“With Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson accomplished two personal firsts: He adapted someone else’s work—in this case, Roald Dahl’s children’s novel, enhanced with details from Dahl’s Danny The Champion Of The World and the author’s life—and he tried his hand at stop-motion animation. Giving himself over to Dahl and a team of puppeteers and animators might seem like a departure for Anderson—a necessary one, according to the detractors who harp on his insularity—but Fantastic Mr. Fox is as much “A Wes Anderson Film” as anything else he’s done to date. Part of that is owed to the extraordinary control Anderson exerts over all his productions, an auteur stamp so distinctive that it can be recognized from the first frame. But the film also doubles as a Wes Anderson origin story: Dahl’s influence on the director is so immense that the deeper he gets into Dahl’s world, the deeper viewers get into the roots of his sensibility.”
The new Criterion release of West Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is, well, fantastic. Read the full review.
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17:18// Lolz. I needed that. I am getting into clip comedy shows, anything to keep myself laughing or working, lest I stare at a wall contemplating the nature of existence for too long. Anyway, we are on our own adventures whatever the case, I had just imagined ours would last, like the dried flowers you arranged in the wine glass, indefinitely. I love you Samuel.