Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is a fantastical picture-book preteen romance

Wes Anderson’s latest film, “Moonrise Kingdom,” has the vivid but fantastical look of a picture book about preteen romance, what he described as “a memory of a fantasy.”

BY GEORGE LANG Modified: June 21, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 22, 2012
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LOS ANGELES — When Wes Anderson tells a story set in a ramshackle, gypsy cab-populated Manhattan or a Texas prep school or a verdant island off the coast of New England, the director paints from memory, creating worlds that might not look realistic but feel emotionally honest.

His latest film,...

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