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Wes Anderson: Moonrise Kingdom

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Wes Anderson has been a guest on The Treatment for the release of almost every one of his feature films since Rushmore in 1999.  His latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, is a nostalgic, adventurous romp through the glories and perils of childhood, and has been resonating with audiences and critics alike.  Anderson cites Francois Truffaut's 1976 film Small Change as the biggest inspiration for his most recent film, in that the "camera is lowered" and the story is told from the specific perspective of children. Set in 1965 on the fictional New England island of New Penzance, Moonrise Kingdom is the story of two intrepid twelve-year-olds who run away together on a romantic adventure. The film was directed by Anderson, who also co-wrote it with Roman Coppola. He  and Elvis talk about the main influences for the film (Truffaut and Pialat, as well as his own childhood photographs), the way he writes women, and his first trip to the Cannes Film Festival.  Also, why it's always good to have Bill Murray in your corner.

 

 

 

 Banner image courtesy of Focus Features. Photo by Niko Tavernise

Credits

Host:
Elvis Mitchell

Producers:
Harriet Ells, Jenny Radelet