Moonrise Kingdom

Another wonderful movie I would recommend. Again, I greatly appreciate the loving attention to detail. Set in 1965, the musical score (Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra) brought back memories. I think this must have been played both in my home and at school. If you’re old like me, you know the one where the different musical instruments of the Orchestra were introduced?

The director Wes Anderson was born around the same time as I was, so that’s why the movie felt extra lovely to me (although my favourite movie of his is still The Darjeeling Limited, set in magical India). I’m sure it will appeal to my young aunts who were teens in 1965. They used to wear the same cute mini dresses.

The movie was like a series of Instagrams. Loved how the screen was tinted a nostalgic yellow hue. Probably some special lens.

Edward Norton and Bruce Willis lend much needed warmth to the quirky story where the characters seemed like people out of a story book. I loved that Jason Schwartzmen and Tilda Swinton were in it too. Both the main child actors were brilliant as well. At the end of the movie I wanted to write a letter with perfect penmanship.


And listen once again to the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, so here goes. So utterly marvellous. The entire soundtrack added so much to the story.


Oh yes, I so want that portable record player they featured in the movie and the rest of the soundtrack.

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3 Responses to Moonrise Kingdom

  1. Stacey says:

    My favourite of all time is the Royal Tannenbaums though Rushmore is a close second. Can’t wait to go see Moonrise Kingdom.

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