Sunday, July 8, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

I was excited to see Wes Anderson's latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom. The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my favorite movies.  But I think what I love overall about his movies is the art direction of them.  I love this color palette pic someone assembled:

I enjoyed Moonrise Kingdom but I have to say the art direction trumped the story. It was a story of two young pre-teens who "run away" together on a New England island on a stormy night. I did enjoy the performances (especially Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton), but I really enjoyed the look and feel of the film. From the fabricated books and phonograph young Suzy carried around, to the scout camp setup, to Suzy's home, to the fantastic cast of the Noah's Ark play at the church, to the each character's style and makeup, the look was magical and mesmerizing to me.

I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates unique art direction. Frankly I want to see it again so I can enjoy the it again--so imaginative and inspiring!

1 comment:

  1. i want to see it!!! how come bottle rocket doesn't get a color scheme?

    and liking wes anderson movies is #7 on the "things white people like" list.