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Inside Cannes 2012 Day 1: Five Quotes from Moonrise Kingdom Press Conference

1. “I use my memory of what I remember wanting to have happened, and having not actually occured.” – Wes Anderson

Filmmaker comments on the basis of his film – children falling in love was not an autobiographical element as his romantic life during pubescence was non-existent.

Moonrise Kingdom Press Conference Cannes 2012 Wes Anderson

Wes has put together one of greatest troupes in modern cinema“. – Edward Norton

Norton comments on his desire to work in a troupe of people and how it was granted when he and Bruce Willis joined familiar We Anderson players such as Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.

Bill Murray Moonrise Kingdom Press Conference Cannes 2012

3. “The clothes are very tight…they don’t fit well.” – Jason Schwartzman

Often used actor comments on the perks of working with Anderson – the exception being the wardrobe selection.

4. “With Wes, I never got a ride to the airport.” – Bill Murray

Veteran thesp discusses how filmmaker-actor relationships naturally work and can sometimes equate to several more collaborations, while other times, directors part ways with actors – key indication that it is a one time only gig is the “drive” to the airport.

5. “If you mail these it’ll be more authentic…” – Jared Gilman

Commenting on the director’s style, first time actor Jared Gilman was first assigned the task to write in character and send emails to fellow actress Kara Hawyard. Eventually this was changed for a true mail correspondence replicating what we see the two characters do within the film.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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