Moonrise Kingdom

Musicality

It’s a well known fact that hipsters everywhere worship at the altar of one Wes Anderson (Director of The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox). And since I’m a fan of hipsters, it’s only logical I’m a fan of Wes Anderson too. 🙂 He’s known for quirky movies about quirky people, and for the extremely precise and artistic way he directs. His movies are pretty much the hipster movement bundled into film form; wry, folksy, artistic, and maybe a little bit guilty of pretentiousness (but don’t let an Anderson fan hear you say that…)

Anyways, his newest work, Moonrise Kingdom, is coming out soon and, although I’m not a die hard fan, I’m pretty excited, mostly because I firmly believe it is impossible for Edward Norton to do any wrong. It’s also got Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand and Jason Schwartzman, and looks absolutely adorable. Well, no, maybe adorable isn’t the right word… I guess the best way to describe it is typically Andersony.

But I wasn’t actually here to talk about Moonrise Kingdom, it’s just within the trailer that I happened to find my song of the week. 🙂 It evokes this beautiful mood that seems to suit the trailer perfectly; the 60’s, the faded color, the awkward sweetness and irony of childhood romance. It’s a lovely, distinctly French song by chanteuse Francoise Hardy called ‘Le Temps de L’Amour’.

Hope you enjoy!

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