Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Wes Anderson, I Love You!
With the news that Wes Anderson's new film, Moonrise Kingdom will be the opening film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, I thought I'd take a moment to tell everyone how much I love Wes Anderson and his marvelous films.
Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012).
To summerise, Moonrise Kingdom is set in the 60's and centres around two twelve year olds who meet, fall in love and run away one summer. This prompts a local search party lead by the Sheriff and the girl's parents. The leads are obviously the two young actors by the cast has familiar faces (Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman) and quite a few Anderson first timers such Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Frances McDormand.
There is nothing like or anything that can be compared to a Wes Anderson film, they are unique. From the moment an idea is announced to minute it is released, I am, how do I say this, on it. I find out everything I can and get excited by the slightest news, so you can imagine my reaction when the trailer for Moonrise Kingdom was released. Here is the trailer for those who haven't seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP0QJ_Ba1Bs
Wes Anderson's films are perfect, every detail is considered and everything fits into place. The music, the colour scheme, the opening titles (love the book covers), the cutaways of objects, I could go on, but I won't. When the film is released, which is May 25th for UK, I will see it on the first day and I bet a gleaming review will be posted on here within the day. In the meantime, watch the trailer and enjoy these stills from the film.
If this is all a bit over the top, watch his films, visit http://rushmoreacademy.com/ and read 'Wes Anderson: Why His Movies Matter by Mark Browning, it will give you a little more insight to the filmmaker.
(Also, on a side note, for anybody from the UK, in the trailer, the bit where all the scouts are carrying weapons and are wearing army helmets with branches sticking out of them, did anyone else think classic sitcom Dad's Army? Just the closing credits part. Let me know.