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Alas, Wes Anderson has done it again. Moonrise Kingdom looks like ’60s French Pop with its soft pastels and costumes. I don’t know—I think that style has been a bit overdone the past couple of years. I still like it, but it doesn’t toot my horn as much as it used to anymore. It’s too indie-girl cute, but then again—seeing Moonrise Kingdom has somehow made me like it again. It’s  beautifully chaotic, and the kids have attitude.

Is it devious of me to get amused seeing kids on screen causing/being a riot? That particular “art form” has gotten tamer throughout the years, though. Think Bad News Bears or The Goonies. Maybe I’ll change my mind when I actually have kids of my own. Right now, it’s just downright entertaining.

Check out Bill Murray and Kara Hayward (Suzy) wearing high fashion “space suits” from Harper’s Bazaar’s photoshoots.



Besides the obvious reusing of actors, here are just some of the style theme repeats from some of Wes Anderson’s other movies that I saw in Moonrise Kingdom:

The female lead, Mrs. Fox, from Fantastic Mr. Fox wore a bright yellow dress (which I also loved):

Bill Murray’s character, Steve Zissou, from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, wore a floppy red sock-like beanie. This was also worn by one of the other characters in Moonrise Kingdom, but it was green (scroll a few photos up).

One other repeated motif was a shared problem-child personality between young Margot Tenenbaum, played by Irene Gorovaia, from The Royal Tenenbaums, and Suzy from Moonrise Kingdom. I vaguely remember Margot wearing knee highs, but I guess it was just the fact that both characters had on high-neck and short-length dresses that made me think their outfits were very similar. Besides that, they were both well groomed and were big book worms.

 

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6 Responses to “Flicks Inflict Fashion Feature: Moonrise Kingdom”

  1. Victoria / Justice Pirate

    but is there anything sexual in it to be aware of? is there the Lord’s name in vain? these are things I think about before seeing films. It looks beautiful and I adore the old school style of filming it and how amazing the fashion sense seems to be, but yeah . . just little thoughts in my head. Fantastic Mr. Fox is amazing, indeed!

  2. Rachel @ à la Modest

    The sexuality of the movie mostly happens in one scene, the scene where the two main characters are alone and have set up a tent for themselves. The two touching each other is somewhat uncomfortable but mostly funny. The girl was wearing a vintage bikini, which was fairly modest. She also sits in a position where you can see her underwear sometimes, but it’s really brief. I wasn’t too bothered by it, because beneath the heavy makeup, you can tell she is just a little girl. The sexual joke in that one scene is not very explicit either. It was only implied. It wasn’t really bad with the sexuality, so I was relieved by that. I was very pleased with the movie. There was swearing, but I don’t recall their using the Lord’s name in vain.

  3. Amy Carsen

    I have to say that it’s amazing how easy it can be to learn to overlook things in movies. We might want to see a movie bad enough to the point of just minimizing or ignoring some of its content. I have to say I did enjoy Fantastic Mr. Fox but the Royal Tenebaums I don’t plan on watching.

  4. Amy Carsen

    I have to say that it’s amazing how easy it can be to learn to overlook things in movies. We might want to see a movie bad enough to the point of just minimizing or ignoring some of its content. I have to say I did enjoy Fantastic Mr. Fox but the Royal Tenebaums I don’t plan on watching. I will say I like some of the fashion you mentioned.

  5. Rachel @ à la Modest

    Hello Amy,

    For some reason, your comment went to spam! Thanks for leaving a comment. Other people are sensitive to some things that some people might not find to be such a big deal. I try to respect everyone’s standards. Some people can’t stand a lot of cussing in movies. My husband and I don’t have a problem with cussing in movies as long as we ourselves don’t cuss. We can use our language civilly to get our point across, or be funny without the aid of crass words. With sexuality however, I don’t think any man is immune to that. They can certainly train their eyes to look away or their mind not to be enslaved by the images, but why put them in that situation?

    As far as Royal Tenenbaums, I think I watched that with ClearPlay, which blocks out what you need or want based on filters.

  6. Wes Anderson: Moonrise Kingdom « anarhija weekly

    [...] A Wes Anderson ponovno je snimio odličan film. Vrlo nepretenciozan i nekomercijalno postavljen, a niti u jednom trenutku ti nije dosadno, razvučeno ili nezanimljivo. Radi se o tome da je Anderson kao i u svojim dosadašnjim filmovima (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox …) odradio ogroman posao na detaljima. Gotovo bi se moglo pričati o Andersonovoj poetici, jer, bez pretjerivanja, razvio je toliko specifičan i prepoznatljiv stil da sada već gledajući insert u prolazu, mogu zaključiti kako se radi o njegovom novom filmu. Za one koje više briju na stil, pronašao sam odličan osvrt na stil filma na ovom blogu. [...]

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