Watch Matt Zoller Seitz’s Video Essay On Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom

The value of independent thought, a sadly too-rare quality, is a key sub-theme in “Moonrise,” and it’s tied to the notion of adults serving as caretakers and examples for children. Adult authority sloughs off its fog of depression and distraction once Sam and Suzy run away, but replaces it mainly with panic and fury.

From Matt Zoller Seitz’s series for, which supplemented his excellent book: The Wes Anderson Collection

Moonrise Kingdom is available today on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection


Wes Anderson Collection


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