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Andersonís style may not be to everyoneís taste, but heís that rare Ė maybe even unique Ė filmmaker who seems interested in exploring film, not just as a vehicle for narrative, but as a material object in and of itself.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

 

 

Moonrise Kingdom isnít a movie about childhood: itís a movie about how we remember childhood, when confrontations with other kids seemed to have life-or-death stakes, grown-ups spoke about things we didnít understand or care about, and it really was possible to run away and go on a wild adventure, as long as you brought the proper supplies.†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

 

 

Contents of the guide

 

Teacher Guide

 

Study Programme

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

After the First Viewing

3

After the First Viewing

5

Details Quiz

4

Plot Summary

6

Understanding the Film

5

Details Quiz

7

Looking at Narrative Structure

6

Understanding the Film

8

Metaphor, Symbolism and Irony

9

Scene-by-scene Commentary

10

Design and Setting

10

Opening Sequence Analysis

25

Characterisation

13

Looking at Narrative Structure

28

Themes

14

Timeline

34

Shots and Angles

15

Metaphor, Symbolism and Irony

35

Post-production: Editing

17

Design and Setting

36

Post-production: Music

18

Creating the World of Moonrise Kingdom

41

Respond to the Critics

19

Characterisation

42

Discussion Topics

20

Character Summaries

47

Useful Quotations

21

Themes

49

Scene List

23

Shots and Angles

52

Behind the Camera

24

Post-production: Editing

55

Cast and Other Facts

25

Post-production: Music

57

Appendix: Checklists

26

Genre

61

 

 

Responding to the Critics

62

Worksheets

 

Discussion Topics

63

Study Record

2

Various Thoughts

64

Opening Sequence Analysis

3

'A Wes Anderson Movie'

65

Title Sequence: Changes to Screenplay

5

Scene List and Timeline

66

Scene-by-scene worksheets

7

Interesting Facts

68

Appendix: 'A Wes Anderson Movie'

22

Bibliography

69

 

 

Appendix 1: Another Quiz

70

 

 

Appendix 2: Screenplay Answers

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD extras include a PowerPoint on 1965, two podcasts, and a large library of screenshots.

 

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