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Music Of 'Moonrise Kingdom' Also Features More Hank Williams, Mozart & Schubert

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 16, 2012 1:05 PM
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File this under: for completist nerd soundtrack obsessives only (which we sadly fall into quite snugly). OK, you've seen the tracklist for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," which features artists like Benjamin Britten, Françoise Hardy, Hank Williams and more. And based on various accounts from Cannes this morning, including our own very positive revew from the Croisette, "Moonrise Kingdom" is certainly Anderson's live-action return to form. We can't wait.

Cannes Review: Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Is A Tender Triumph Of Design, Decor & Rich Emotion

  • By James Rocchi
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  • May 16, 2012 9:45 AM
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Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" seems like an odd choice to open the 65th Cannes Film Festival, with its deadpan Americanism, retro-set timeline and movie-star cast; at the same time, Anderson is clearly influenced by the New Wave, both cinematically and personally, he's a distinctive authorial voice as a director (which is the essence of auteur theory) and while his films are defined by near-silent moments of comedy and human frailty, there's also something mournful and wounded about them. "Moonrise Kingdom," like all of Anderson's films, is a very beautiful and funny movie about grief and sorrow, and the never-was 1965 the film takes place in is both a meticulously-crafted triumph of design and decor and an emotionally rich setting, full of objects you could almost reach out and touch and feelings, yearnings, that reach out to you.

Watch: Bob Balaban Introduces Us To Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton & Wes Anderson In 4 'Moonrise Kingdom' Featurettes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2012 8:02 PM
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Well, Bob Balaban is currently on his way to France on a red eye flight, and there is less than 48 hours to go until the Cannes Film Festival kicks off with "Moonrise Kingdom."

International Poster For Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Rolls Out The Vintage Charm

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 10:21 AM
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Reduce, reuse, recycle. What do you get when you combine the vintage photo promo of the cast of "Moonrise Kingdom" along with the font and design template of the first poster? Well, you get a brand new one sheet you still want to hang on your wall.

'Moonrise Kingdom' Soundtrack Features Françoise Hardy, Hank Williams & The Partial Return of Mark Mothersbaugh

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 11, 2012 4:59 PM
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Here's a great tease, but we'll take it nonetheless. Partial details of Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" have arrived, plus the soundtrack art and a release date.

Wes Anderson Says Francois Truffaut's 'Small Change,' Ken Loach's 'Black Jack' & Alan Parker's 'Melody' Are Influences On 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 5:46 PM
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While we had our ideas about the possible influences on Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" after watching and deconstructing the trailer -- Jean-Luc Godard's "Pierrot le Fou" and "Little Fugitive" -- the director himself has gone ahead and cleared up the movies that were in his mind when he set out to make the film.

Cute Vintage Photo Of The Cast Of Characters In Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 2:54 PM
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With so much Cannes speculation kicking around here's one thing we know for sure: Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" will be opening the festival. And frankly, that's pretty damn exciting. So far, the film has looked like a solid return to live-action filmmaking for the director who detoured with the stop-motion animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and this latest peek at the movie shows his whimsy hasn't abated one bit.

Watch: Wes Anderson-Directed Stop Motion Animated Spot For Xperia Featuring Robots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2012 11:23 AM
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While we await Wes Anderson's Cannes-opening "Moonrise Kingdom," some of our impatience has been alleviated by the director's ad work. He got behind the camera for two ads for Hyundai that aired during the Super Bowl, and now he's lent his talents to a small, cute spot for Xperia smartphones.

SXSW '12: Mark Mothersbaugh Confirms He's Scoring 'Lego,' Talks Working On Wes Anderson's 'Bottle Rocket' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 14, 2012 10:03 AM
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SXSW is usually an incredibly streamlined and well-organized film festival, with everything working with the smoothness of a Swiss watch. But yesterday must have been an "off" day, as a panel centered around beloved film composer and Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh started about ten minutes late and (for some reason) a retrospective video for Mothersbaugh, produced back in 2004, played for another 20 minutes. Meaning that the tight hour that was allotted for the composer was actually more like 30 minutes. And while we wished it were longer, it was worth sticking around for the stories Mothersbaugh shared.

Watch: 2 Charming Hyundai Ads Directed By Wes Anderson, Will Air During The Oscars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2012 1:03 PM
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It seems we'll have a bit more to look forward during tomorrow night's broadcast of Oscars other than Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" walking the red carpet and uh, that Cirque Du Soleil performance. You might want to save the bathroom breaks for the Sound Editing awards instead of the commercials, because Wes Anderson will dropping two new ads for Hyundai. Or, thanks to the magic of the interwebs, you can spare yourself the "Sophie's Choice" dilemma and just watch them now.

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