mr fox

Did you guess correctly? Yep. It's The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox. If you read the interview I did a few weeks ago on the Craft Victoria blog you may have guessed. I just can not get enough of the pages in this book. Literally. I want more pages. To see more behind the scenes. The ability to reach in and pick up the little characters and check them out from all angles. Maybe I'm a little obsessed. Yet I have not read this book from front to back, I'm still getting past the pictures. There is so much detail in here, I want to devour it all. I especially love seeing the original pen drawings by Wes Anderson which look rather quick as if merely capturing an idea and then being able to see where that idea ended up. I love the pictures of Roald Dahl's garden and home and seeing how they inspired Wes Anderson's adaptation of his book. The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox is a wonderful look at the creative process behind the movie and for me, the film and the book are both filled with magical moments. 

9 comments:

Kylie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I didn't get to comment on your post yesterday because as soon as I saw it I was on to Amazon and ordering it for my husband for his birthday... he is going to be so chuffed! Favourite book, favourite movie, favourite director, favourite everything! Thank you so much Evie :) Kx

teddybearswednesday said...

this looks like the most amazing book Evie, thanks soo much for sharing. I think I need it don't you, I mean for work ;)
xo

Victoria said...

I agree. Looking at these pages - can you imagine a better job?

Kim Welling said...

Oh this is great! I loved that movie and the love and work people put into making it. Beautiful, thanks for sharing. :)

Kate @ lovelornunicorn.com said...

It looks utterly wonderful, I'm going to buy it for my husband for his birthday also. :)

Bonjour Johanna said...

O_O !!!!! That's what my face looks like now.

For christmas a friend gifted me the dvd of fantastic mister fox, and I watched the making of so much times !!! you are lucky to have such a book, I even didnt know it existed.

Sandra Eterovic said...

This book looks like paradise. No wonder you can't put it down! I haven't even seen the film, better rectify that ASAP. Love your blog Evie -- your work in progress, your finds. Thanks for your words of encouragement!!! :)

Erika said...

I MUST get this book. We are all quite obsessed with this movie in my house.

Sass said...

You've got me super inspired! I've got to get my mittens on this book. It looks amazing. When I grow up (a bit more) I want to make the sets for animations. I think this book is an important addition to my library!