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Inspirations for Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City: a collection of new and classic writing on mid-century cinema and the American West** Includes an exclusive interview with Wes Anderson in which the director details how the pieces collected here influenced the characters, stories, and settings in the film **Featuring 8 newly commissioned pieces alongside more than 20 classic essays from the likes of François Truffaut and Jonas Mekas, DO NOT DETONATE explores key influences on celebrated director Wes Anderson’s new film Asteroid City. Together they form a detailed, captivating portrait of the mid-century film world and the enduring myths of the American West.A Conversation Between Wes Anderson and Jake PerlinA Life excerpt – Elia KazanThe Celluloid Brassière – Andy LoganRainy Day – Lillian RossThe Outskirts: Other Men’s Women – Gina TelaroliThe Petrified Forest – Jorge Luis BorgesAce in the Hole: Noir in Broad Daylight – Molly HaskellWhat M