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Seitz, Matt Zoller

Overview
Works: 32 works in 109 publications in 4 languages and 6,393 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Interviews  Comedy films  Biographies  History  Pictorial works  Dark comedy films  Television programs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, wpr, Author of introduction, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1998.3.A526, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matt Zoller Seitz
The Wes Anderson collection by Matt Zoller Seitz( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2021 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wes Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." This book is an overview of Anderson's filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish -- and thoroughly original
Mad men carousel : the complete critical companion by Matt Zoller Seitz( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a time machine. It goes backwards and forwards through all seven seasons. It takes longtime fans to a place where they ache to go again. It guides new viewers on their first trip to 1960s Madison Avenue. It lets us think about the show the way a TV critic does. Around and around and back home again, to a place where we know why it's loved."--
The Sopranos sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2021 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office ... No, it wasn't the start of a joke: it was the start of a program that changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television. The authors, television critics, were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the show's debut, they reunite to produce a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode, as well as new interviews with series creator David Chase. They explore the show's artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connection to other cinematic and television classics
Mon oncle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world
The Oliver Stone experience by Matt Zoller Seitz( )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective--an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form"--Back cover
TV (the book) : two experts pick the greatest American shows of all time by Alan Sepinwall( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible? For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever? That debate reaches a conclusion in this book. Sepinwall and Seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history. Using a complex, obsessively all- encompassing scoring system, they've created a Pantheon of top TV shows, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. From vintage classics like The Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV (The Book) will bring the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium. Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Now it's time for yours to begin!
Harold and Maude( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countercultural director Hal Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian. Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age. The cult classic of its era, featuring indelible performances and a soundtrack by Cat Stevens
The Grand Budapest Hotel : the Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and French and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion to the bestselling The Wes Anderson Collection is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Through a series of in-depth interviews between writer/director Wes Anderson and cultural critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Anderson shares the story behind the film's conception, personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and the wide variety of sources that inspired him--from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to photochrom landscapes of turn-of-the-century Middle Europe. The book also features interviews with costume designer Milena Canonero, composer Alexandre Desplat, lead actor Ralph Fiennes, production designer Adam Stockhausen, and cinematographer Robert Yeoman; essays by film critics Ali Arikan and Steven Boone, film theorist and historian David Bordwell, music critic Olivia Collette, and style and costume consultant Christopher Laverty; and an introduction by playwright Anne Washburn. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, ephemera, and artwork lavishly illustrate these interviews and essays
Typeset in the future : typography and design in science fiction movies by Dave Addey( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Typeset in the Future', blogger and designer Dave Addey invites sci-fi movie fans on a journey through seven genre-defining classics, discovering how they create compelling visions of the future through typography and design. The book delves deep into 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, Blade Runner, Total Recall, WALL-E, and Moon, studying the design tricks and inspirations that make each film transcend mere celluloid and become a believable reality. These studies are illustrated by film stills, concept art, type specimens, and ephemera, plus original interviews with Mike Okuda (Star Trek), Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall), and Ralph Eggleston and Craig Foster (Pixar). Typeset in the Future is an obsessively geeky study of how classic sci-fi movies draw us in to their imagined worlds--and how they have come to represent "THE FUTURE" in popular culture
Bad dads : the Wes Anderson collection : art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson by Spoke Art Gallery( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third volume in the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series showcases the best artwork from 'Bad Dads, ' an annual exhibition of art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Curated by Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, 'Bad Dads' has continued to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition since its inaugural show in 2011, and has featured work from more than 400 artists from around the world. Those artworks range from paintings to sculptures to limited-edition screen prints and vary greatly in style, making for a diverse and lively show each year. Though each piece is distinct in its own right, the artworks' unifying element is the shared imagery and beloved characters from: Bottle Rocket ; Rushmore ; The Royal Tenenbaums ; The life aquatic with Steve Zissou ; The Darjeeling Limited ; Fantastic Mr. Fox ; Moonrise Kingdom ; The Grand Budapest Hotel."--
Brad Pitt by Matt Zoller Seitz( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The press gang : writings on cinema from the New York Press, 1991-2011( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dialogue about cinema's legacy and best directors through essays by three of the best long-form critics out there, collected from the legendary NYPress for the first time. Comprising of the kind of long-form criticism that is all too rare these days, the weekly film columns in the NYPress included polemics, reviews, interviews, festival reports and features. A far cry from what is often derisively termed the "consumer report" mode of criticism, Cheshire, Seitz and White were passionately engaged with the film culture of both their own time, and what had come before. They constituted three distinctly different voices: equally accomplished, yet notably individual, perspectives on cinema. Their distinctive tastes and approaches were often positioned in direct dialogue with each other, a constant critical conversation that frequently saw each writer directly challenging his colleagues. Dialogue is important in criticism, and here you can find a healthy example of it existing under one proverbial roof. This three-way dialogue between Cheshire, Seitz and White assesses the 1990s in cinema, along with pieces on New York's vibrant repertory scene that allow us to read the authors' takes on directors such as Hitchcock, Lean, Kubrick, Welles, Fassbinder and Bresson; as well as topics such as the legacy of Star Wars, film noir, early film projection in New York City, the New York Film Critics Circle, Sundance, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the emerging cinema of Iran and Taiwan"--
The press gang : writings on cinema from New York Press, 1991-2011( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dialogue about cinema's legacy and best directors through essays by three of the best long-form critics out there, collected from the legendary NYPress for the first time. Comprising of the kind of long-form criticism that is all too rare these days, the weekly film columns in the NYPress included polemics, reviews, interviews, festival reports and features. A far cry from what is often derisively termed the "consumer report" mode of criticism, Cheshire, Seitz and White were passionately engaged with the film culture of both their own time, and what had come before. They constituted three distinctly different voices: equally accomplished, yet notably individual, perspectives on cinema. Their distinctive tastes and approaches were often positioned in direct dialogue with each other, a constant critical conversation that frequently saw each writer directly challenging his colleagues. Dialogue is important in criticism, and here you can find a healthy example of it existing under one proverbial roof. This three-way dialogue between Cheshire, Seitz and White assesses the 1990s in cinema, along with pieces on New York's vibrant repertory scene that allow us to read the authors' takes on directors such as Hitchcock, Lean, Kubrick, Welles, Fassbinder and Bresson; as well as topics such as the legacy of Star Wars, film noir, early film projection in New York City, the New York Film Critics Circle, Sundance, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the emerging cinema of Iran and Taiwan"--
Guillermo del Toro's The devil's backbone by Matt Zoller Seitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a series of in-depth and extremely candid interviews with the director, this deluxe volume not only explores the shooting of the film but also delves into a range of other topics with del Toro, including his influences, his uniquely nuanced approach to film making, and the traumatic personal events that colored the creation of The Devil's Backbone"--Amazon.com
Isle of dogs by Lauren Wilford( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of the beloved auteur's newest stop-motion animated film. Through the course of several in-depth interviews with film critic Lauren Wilford, writer and director Wes Anderson shares the story behind Isle of Dogs's conception and production, and Anderson and his collaborators reveal entertaining anecdotes about the making of the film, their sources of inspiration, the ins and outs of stop-motion animation, and many other insights into their moviemaking process. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs, concept artwork, and hand-written notes and storyboards accompany the text. The book also features an introduction by critics and collaborators Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou, and a foreword by critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The fourth volume of the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection, Isle of Dogs stays true to the series with its rich design and colorful illustrations, capturing Anderson's signature aesthetic vision and bringing the series's definitive study of Anderson's filmography up to date
The Champion : a story of America's first film town( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mark Dintenfass arrived in Fort Lee in 1910, the sleepy New Jersey town just a ferry ride away from Manhattan was already a favorite location for nickelodeon-era filmmakers. Why not, he reasoned, build a studio and save on the expense and hassle of travel across the Hudson? Purchasing land and a building in nearby Englewood Cliffs, Dintenfass founded the Champion Studios, where he produced silent westerns and Civil War epics. Others followed, and soon there were movie studios all over Fort Lee. Sadly, the land rush proved to be a bubble that burst when the American film industry moved west to Hollywood. Based on Richard Koszarski's book, Fort Lee, the Film Town, The Champion tells the story of that brief golden age and of a modern-day fight to save the era's last remaining studio - reminding us that the preservation of cinema history involves more than just the restoration of the films themselves
TV (the book) : two experts pick the greatest American shows of all time by Alan Sepinwall( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad' Is Cheers better than Seinfeld' What's the best high school show ever made' Why did Moonlighting really fall apart' Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible' For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever' That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV (THE BOOK). Sepinwall and Seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history. Using a complex, obsessively all- encompassing scoring system, they've created a Pantheon of top TV shows, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. From vintage classics like The Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV (THE BOOK) will bring the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium. Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Now it's time for yours to begin!
Home by Depeche Mode( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sexy comic drama set at a Brooklyn house party on a hot summer night. It starts when a sarcastic loner named Bobby shows up uninvited at a party thrown by roommates Susan and Rose. Bobby came to the party to reconnect with another guest, his free-spirited ex-girlfriend Harper, who he hasn't seen in years. But Harper is more interested in stealing away the object of Rose's affections, a motor mouthed salesman named Tommy. Stranded among strangers Bobby latches on to Susan. But the plot keeps thickening as Susan's ex-boyfriend shows up and a tense ensues in this laid-back comedy drama about sex, love and relationships paced into a two-story brownstone one summer night
The Sopranos Sessions by Laura Lippman( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, New Jersey's Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the show's debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors' archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show's artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics. Contains mature themes
Gurando budapesuto hoteru : wesu andāson no sekai by Matt Zoller Seitz( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mad men carousel : the complete critical companion
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Mad men carousel : the complete critical companionThe Sopranos sessionsThe Oliver Stone experienceTV (the book) : two experts pick the greatest American shows of all timeThe Grand Budapest Hotel : the Wes Anderson CollectionTypeset in the future : typography and design in science fiction moviesBad dads : the Wes Anderson collection : art inspired by the films of Wes AndersonThe press gang : writings on cinema from the New York Press, 1991-2011
Alternative Names
Matt Zoller Seitz Amerikaans schrijver

Matt Zoller Seitz eskritor merikano

Seitz, Matthew Emil 1968-

Zoller, Matt 1968-

Zoller Seitz, Matt

Zoller Seitz Matt 1968-....

مات زولر ستز

세이츠, 매트 졸러 1968-

サイツ, マット・ゾラー

マット・ゾラー・サイツ

麥特·佐勒·塞茨

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