The quirky, highly-intricate, character-driven works of modern film auteur Wes Anderson receives an in-depth overview with this new book: The Wes Anderson Collection (by Mark Zoller Seitz).
The Huffington Post has a slide-show of the subtly sensational art work of Max Dalton – bringing Anderson’s various worlds (Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic and more) to ever-more vivid life.
In other Movie/Book news… It’s getting into the season of “adaptations” at your multiplex. First Catching Fire (part of the Hunger Games trilogy) and then Ender’s Game…the latter, a modern Sci-Fi classic by Orson Scott Card, has stirred up controversy throughout the summer. (NY Daily News – ”Ender’s Game’ director Gavin Hood on Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay marriage rants). Well, Han Solo-himself is stepping up to the plate, now: from the Huffington Post: Harrison Ford Defends ‘Ender’s Game’ Adaptation Despite Author’s Anti-Gay Views
In other news – Further: Alice Munro was honored this week with the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Dear Life). You can find enthusiastic reactions across the Internet today – but here’s one the Guardian shared, penned by another esteemed talent, Margaret Atwood: Munro’s road to Nobel literature prize was not easy—Initially regarded as a housewife whose writing was domestic and boring, elusive perfection drove Canadian to literary stardom
In other Nobel news: USA Today – Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Chemical Weapons Watchdogs. -Education activist Malala Yousafzai (who helped open Europe’s largest branch library in Birmingham, England, earlier this year,) was a candidate many had considered likely to win…
Don’t forget – We’ve got GAME DAY in the LIBRARY tomorrow!