Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs soundtrack announced

The soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s new film, Isle of Dogs, has been announced, as Exclaim! pointed out. It will feature a score by composer Alexandre Desplat, pieces from Japanese films Seven Samurai and Drunken Angel and songs by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. The soundtrack is set to be out March 30th through ABKCO. Check out the tracklist on Amazon. The film will hit theaters on March 23rd.

Watch a new clip from Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs

A clip from Isle of Dogs, the latest film from Wes Anderson has arrived. A group of dogs, in the clip, fight over a bag of scraps. Watch it below, via Vulture. The stop-motion film features a cast of Yoko Ono, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johannson, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, and more. It will arrive in theaters on March 23rd.

Someone created a 166 track playlist of almost every song from Wes Anderson films

For nearly 20 years, Texas filmmaker Wes Anderson has been making his viewers come back for more especially when it comes down to his signature sounds, which includes everything from Academy Award winner Alexandre Desplat, The Kinks, or Seu Jorge. With that, there has recently a 166-track Spotify playlist that collects almost every song in a Anderson-directed film.

Rob Dean from The A.V. Club had shared this knowledge of this gem earlier today, saying that it overlooked Mark Mothersbaugh’s orchestral arrangements and anything from Satyajit Ray on The Darjeeling Limited. However, the tracklisting still has collected songs from as far as the black-and-white short film Bottle Rocket short up until the Academy Award-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel.

There is something every Anderson fan can find here, but it is much more meaningful to listen to the entire playlist from the beginning. 

Wes Anderson teams up with Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo to create a theme park

Wes Anderson and Mark Mothersbaugh, the co-founder of Devo, have created a large quite the working relationship with each other this last decade. The Devo singer scored half of the Anderson’s films, such as Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The two are now making their chemistry into a theme park.

Anderson wrote in Mothersbaugh’s book of visual art, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia that will soon be released, “I hope to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizeable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh, for 40 years he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, where the visitor is amused and frightened, often simultaneously.”

Let’s hope one day that we can ride a Fantastic Mr. Fox-themed ride while enjoying our stay at a hotel similar to that of the Grand Budapest Hotel.