We are losing context. Every single day. And we don't seem to notice. Or care. We dispute it and disrespect it and otherwise dismiss it. Our love affair with all that is new, different and sensational leads us to fashion a society that has fewer and fewer ties to the past or memories of it.
You know Wes Anderson from works like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. His latest is a wonderfully original film worth paying attention to in our age of self-absorption and gnawing cynicism.
Moonrise Kingdom is as much a cinematic gem about love both young and old as it is a testimony to how much actors love working with Wes Anderson. Huff/Post50 spoke with Balaban about the magic of making Moonrise Kingdom and his own magical career.
There's a certain giddy airlessness to Anderson's films in general -- and to Moonrise Kingdom in particular. And yet that cinematic hypoxia creates its own kind of high, if you can adjust to the altitude.