With the release Wes Anderson’s seventh film, Moonrise Kingdom, imminent, Dennis Lim of The New York Times has drafted a nice little piece on the film. You can read the full article (and not incur the wrath of 10 free articles a month limitations) after the jump.
RECOUNTING the genesis of his new feature, “Moonrise Kingdom,” Wes Anderson sounded like he could be talking about any of his other movies. “The desire for fantasy to be real is part of the inspiration,” he said. From his 1996 debut, the shaggy-dog caper “Bottle Rocket,”to the animated Roald Dahl adaptation “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009), loss and longing have been the cornerstones of his films, which almost invariably concern the melancholic plight of dreamers and depressives, yearning for past glories, vanished innocence, a world that matches the one in their heads.