'Moonrise Kingdom' is mature work with youthful spirit


Wes Anderson, the director of "Moonrise Kingdom," discusses a scene from his film.

Moonrise stays true to form for Anderson with a flawless cinematic approach, an eccentric plotline and cast of characters and whimsical charm. But it introduces new character types into Anderson's work as well, including Norton's sweet Scoutmaster Ward

Moonrise Kingdom may not win any new converts to the cult of Anderson, but his fans will be thrilled to see him back at the top of his game. His film exists just outside the realm of reality while still managing to appeal to viewers' hearts and minds

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Moonrise Kingdom epitomizes this paradox, right from the opening sequence. It begins in a 1960s New England home filled with kitschy colors and decor—a typical Andersonian mis-en-scene. Through symmetrical tracking shots, we watch a

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