Fucking Innocent: The Early Films of Wes Anderson (Paperback)
Wes Anderson is now seen as one of America's greatest and most stylistic filmmakers. With movies like The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Darjeeling Limited, Anderson has solidified his place among the best and brightest of contemporary filmmakers. Anderson's early films, the films that rocketed him to stardom, are often written about separately and in contrast to his later films, in Fucking Innocent, John Andrew Frederick, who has taught Anderson's early work at the University of Southern California, examines his three earliest films and discusses each individually and as the burgeoning of the art of one of most talented of American directors. Frederick's criticism looks at Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tennenbaums in this fun and sharp critique.
John Andrew Fredrick was born in Richmond, VA, and grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he formed an indie rock band called The Black Watch that has released 17 records to considerable acclaim. He lives in Los Angeles.