On Friday, the latest film by Wes Anderson, “The French Dispatch,” arrives in theatres across the U.S. Starring Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, and more, the movie follows the staff of its namesake magazine as they produce an issue—a publication based largely on the mid-century New Yorker.
From the beginning, the real-life New Yorker has existed thanks to its readers. Below, we’re sharing a look at how the movie version compares to the historical one, and spotlighting articles from the archive that inspired the film. We hope that you enjoy these classic pieces, and thank you for subscribing to The New Yorker.
From Erin Overbey
Archive Editor, The New Yorker
Source: The New Yorker
How cool is this? A film based on the history of a literary magazine.