Wes Anderson releases 'Moonrise Kingdom' international poster

Wes Anderson releases ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ international poster

Apr 13, 2012

Wes Anderson has always had a strong aesthetic in films filled with vibrant colors, quirky man-children, odd creatures, French New Wave allusions and deadpan dialogue. But his latest film, “Moonrise Kingdom,” seems to have a mis-en-scene roughly equivalent to his stop-motion animated feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” and seems to have been inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s film “Pierrot le Fou.”

Witness: The “Moonrise Kingdom” international poster which features the cast of characters arrayed in a group portrait, with the yellows, reds and greens (and bright blue) featured in “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Anderson’s films have always been rather cartoonish, but now the poster hints at a filmmaker who is now stuck in a self-reflexive loop where cartoonish vs. actual cartoon feeds back into itself.

With Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis (whose comedic talents are vastly underrated) starring, the film should nonetheless be entertaining. How could it not with those acting talents?

Besides, Bob Balaban looks the shit in the poster with his leg hoisted up on an apple box, donning a red jacket and green hat.

Also, check out two Hyundai ads Anderson directed for the 2012 Oscars. Watch the “Moonrise Kingdom” trailer below.

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