Q & A with Wes An­der­son

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Where did this idea be­gin? Well, it started with two ideas. I had this idea for some years that I wanted to do a sec­ond stop-mo­tion an­i­mated lm. I’d done one be­fore, Fan­tas­tic Mr. Fox. I wanted to do one that was about dogs and I had this thought of a group of al­pha dogs, named Chief, Duke, Boss and King, that they were liv­ing on a garbage dump. I don’t re­ally know why I thought that was good, but that was my feel­ing. I brought this to Ja­son Schwartz­man and Ro­man Cop­pola, two of my clos­est friends – we’ve worked to­gether on other sto­ries. We started talk­ing about it as some­thing to write to­gether. We had talked be­fore about want­ing to do some­thing in Ja­pan and we sort of smashed these two things to­gether. We’ve made a movie with a Ja­panese set­ting without go­ing to Ja­pan. e movie is ac­tu­ally lmed in East Lon­don, in a place called Brom­ley-by-Bow. IN CIN­E­MAS FROM MAY 3

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