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JOHN ANDREW FREDRICK discusses his book FUCKING INNOCENT

Fucking Innocent: The Early Films of Wes Anderson (Rare Bird Books)

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 Fredrick, who has taught the early films at The University of Southern California, examines Anderson's three earliest films and discusses each individually and as the burgeoning of the art of one of the most talented of American directors.

Fredrick's criticism looks at Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tennenbaums in this fun and sharp critique.

John Andrew Fredrick was born in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in Santa Barbara, California. 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 underground acclaim. He has taught in The Writing Program at USC and in the English departments at Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount University, and UCSB. At UCSB Fredrick won the Graduate Students Award for Professor of the Year in 1987. He plays tennis at least five times a week and sometimes puts on show his abstract paintings of book covers for such classics as Madame Bovary and The Catcher in the Rye. He is the author of the novels The King of Good Intentions, The King of Good Intentions II, and Your Caius Aquilla.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781945572555
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Published: Rare Bird Books - July 4th, 2017

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ISBN: 9781945572562
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Published: Rare Bird Books - April 11th, 2017

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ISBN: 9781891241109
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Published: Verse Chorus Press - May 7th, 2013