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Wes Anderson Offers Visual Vocabulary Lesson With “Moonrise Kingdom” Trailer

In two minutes, you’ll learn just about everything you need to know about what’s doing in the creative mind of the director behind The Royal Tannenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and more.

Wes Anderson Offers Visual Vocabulary Lesson With “Moonrise Kingdom” Trailer
Dear Steve Zissou: You can almost see Ping Island from here….
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Technically, this is the trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, scheduled for limited release on May 25. But really, it’s a two-minute rundown of all of Anderson’s visual devices: Boy scout uniforms; kids dressed in elaborate bird costumes; camp; camp plays; a scavenger hunt; a lighthouse; handwritten letters; Tang; a coonskin cap; a wine-swilling Bill Murray; tents; a vintage record player; an eye patch; a moped in a tree; a box kite; Jason Schwartzman; Indian canoes; wood panelling–good god, the wood panelling… and more. All in two minutes. Wes Anderson, you have outdone yourself.

About the author

Tyler Gray is the former Editorial Director of Fast Company and co-author of the book The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel and Buy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out in fall 2014. He previously authored The Hit Charade for HarperCollins and has written for The New York Times, SPIN, Blender, Esquire, and others.