Book Excerpt: Amazing Images from the New ‘Isle of Dogs’ Companion

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It’s not a surprise that Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Wes Anderson Collection was among the most successful of the recent burst of film-related, design-heavy coffee-table books, because it’s such an ideal merging of subject and format — Anderson’s work is so meticulous, and his films are so detail-oriented, they tend to lend themselves to the minutiae-gazing of such volumes. The trouble with the Anderson Collection was that it captured a career in progress, so as Anderson has continued making films, supplementary volumes have been necessary: the stand-alone Grand Budapest Hotel book back in 2015, and now a companion to last spring’s Isle of Dogs, penned by Lauren Wilford and Ryan Stevenson. It’s in stores now, and we were lucky enough to get a peek at some of the storyboards, still comparisons, and behind-the-scenes shots within.

(Storyboards by Wes Anderson.)

(Corresponding stills from ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.)

(Animatic storyboards by Jay Clarke.)

(Corresponding stills from ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.)

(Unit photography by Ray Lewis and Valerie Sadoun.)

(Unit photography by Ray Lewis and Valerie Sadoun.)

(Unit photography by Ray Lewis and Valerie Sadoun.)

(Unit photography by Ray Lewis and Valerie Sadoun.)

(Unit photography by Ray Lewis and Valerie Sadoun.)

(Unit photography by Ray Lewis and Valerie Sadoun.)

(Unit photography by Ray Lewis and Valerie Sadoun.)

(Abrams Books.)

“The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs” by Lauren Wilford and Ryan Stevenson is available now from Abrams books. All images © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.