Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Friday News Round-Up 4/27/12


A little slow this week, but enjoy the lull while you can. Next week is May which is release month. This week’s round-up:

  • (Above) A great vector poster of Moonrise Kingdom’s Khaki Scouts by Society 6

  • For all his Titanic love, James Cameron seems to have a soft spot for the Belafonte
  • From ThinkProgress, The Preciousness of Moonrise Kingdom and Wes Anderson’s Approach to Privilege
  • A roundup of Anderson posters (and DVD art) on the Poster Collective
  • Have you always wanted to be a Tenenbaum? Well, now you can! Or at least be drawn into a family portrait.
  • Jason Schwartzman will attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
  • A playlist for Sam and Suzy — I Will Meet You in the Meadow
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Friday News Round-Up – 4/20/12


As if you haven’t noticed this already, the closer we get to the release of Moonrise Kingdom, the more news bits are coming out of the woodwork. Sometimes they’re extremely noteworthy and merit their own post, and sometimes they’re just little blips on the radar. This week, we’re starting a new weekly Friday News Round-Up to capture the smaller things around the web that we found interesting, but weren’t quite enough to stand alone:

Exclusive: Meet Suzy From “Moonrise Kingdom”

This is Suzy Bishop.
She likes stories with magical powers in them.
From time to time she goes berserk.

The Rushmore Academy is very proud to premiere this exclusive character introduction for Suzy, the dynamic female half of the Moonrise Kingdom adventure. Click through the photos below to learn more about her, and check out all of our Moonrise Kingdom posts right here.

Can you find the other six character debuts in the online scavenger hunt? Yes, yes you can at the sites below.

Moviefone has Captain Sharp

Entertainment Weekly has The Bishops

Fandango has Social Services

IGN has Sam

MTV has Cousin Ben

Yahoo! has Scout Master Ward

Moonrise Kingdom comes out in select cities in the US on May 25th, through Focus Features, and will open the 65th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. Watch the trailer for the film here.

International Poster for Moonrise Kingdom Released

The new poster for Moonrise Kingdom was just released Friday and it’s quite a departure from the domestic poster. Looking very reminiscent of the official poster for The Royal Tenebaums, the entire cast is assembled for a class photo– the same photo released just a few days ago. Again featured is the beautiful typography of Jessica Hische.

Here it is:


(Click here to see the poster full-size.)
What do you think?

Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack Details Released



The first details of the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack have been released by ABCKO Records, the company that also released the soundtracks to The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox. The soundtrack, which is due to be released on May 22, will feature Françoise Hardy, Hank Williams, Alexandre Desplat, music performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, and classical composer Benjamin Britten, whose majestic choral opera “Noye’s Fluddes,” evidently “ignites the film’s young lovers.” No stranger to Wes Anderson films, Marc Mothersbaugh also contributes a track.

The soundtrack is available for pre-order on Amazon, but does not yet have a soundtrack listing.

Françoise Hardy’s Le Temps de l’Amour was featured in the first trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, so no surprises there. The mix of the French Yé-Yé with American country and classical compositions would be strange in anyone else’s film, but it seems quintessentially Wes.

Wes Anderson and Ed Norton in EW

Wes Anderson and Ed Norton recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and gave a quick interview about Moonrise Kingdom. Ed Norton, who stars in the new movie as Scout Master Ward, offered this great bit about working with Wes:

What’s it like making a Wes Anderson movie?

“Actually, my character in the film is not dissimilar from the way Wes directs a film,” says Norton, who plays an earnest, let’s-do-it! optimist of a troop leader. “[My character] doesn’t have a shred of cynicism about him. He’s a real believer. It was probably the easiest gig I ever had, because all I had to do was turn to Wes and say, ‘How would you say this line?’ Then I would just imitate it. He’s a great person to work for and with. He’s really a lot of fun.”

Read the rest of the brief interview at Entertainment Weekly .