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Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Poster For Wes Anderson's Film Moonrise Kingdom

I have always been conflicted about my feelings towards Wes Anderson.  In every one of his films I can see and respect his control and talent as a film-maker, but aside from The Fantastic Mr Fox I have always been utterly unable to connect to his films in any way.  I always feel a sense of coldness and separation from his characters; I don't know if that is his intent, but the massive amount of artifice in his movies is off-putting to me.  This isn't to disparage his skill as a director, simply a statement of my inability to fully engage with his movies.  I really want to find that Wes Anderson movie that will click for me, but it hasn't happened yet.  Maybe Moonrise Kingdom will be that movie.

The new one-sheet poster for Moonrise Kingdom was just released.  Like most of Anderson's work, it presents a beautiful image filled with artifice and just a hint of melancholy.  The poster shows the two young leads of the film, which I think is a nice touch instead of focusing on the much bigger name adult stars of the film like Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and Bill Murray.  The movie tells the story of a boy and girl who decide to run away together and the town's reaction to their having gone missing.  It will be interesting to see how I feel one the movie hits later this year.

So, take a look at the poster below, and let me know what you guys think.  Are you a Wes Anderson fan?  Or, do you have trouble getting into his films as well?  What do you think of the poster?  Leave a comment and let your voice be heard!

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