As technological means of communication get more and more sophisticated, have we reached a point where filmmakers can direct movies by email?

Wes Anderson, for one, thinks the future is now.

The celebrated director of cult classics 'Rushmore' and 'The Royal Tenenbaums' signed on to helm the upcoming stop-motion animation feature 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox,' (based on the classic book by Roald Dahl), but allegedly didn't want to spend the two years required at the London studio where it was made. Over the course of one year when principal photography was underway, Anderson was in Paris emailing ideas and directions to his crew. Needless to say, a ship without a captain present didn't exactly make him the set's hero.
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