23 October 2013 3:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s plenty of untold stories behind Wes Anderson’s fantastical works, but the director and screenwriter gives cinephiles a glimpse in Matt Zoller Seitz’s “The Wes Anderson Collection.” The author of the book posted some excerpts in an article for Vulture today, featuring secrets behind “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Bottle Rocket,” “Rushmore” and more.

In the article, Seitz reports that “Bottle Rocket,” Anderson’s breakout short, was never meant to be a short. In fact, it was meant to be the first part of a feature. However, when they tried to sell it as such, it was a “disaster.”

“We didn’t get into Sundance. We didn’t get into Telluride. We didn’t get into New York,” he said of screening the comedy-drama as a feature. “Once we screened the movie for an audience and 85 people walked out, we knew the coach was about to turn back into a pumpkin. »

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