“Moonrise Kingdom” Stars Hold Cannes Photocall
The “Die Hard” stud looked dapper in a black suit, while Ms. Swinton opted for a mauve blouse and grey skirt, and Mr. Murray got colorful in a patchwork jacket with printed shirt and trousers.
The film’s director Wes Anderson explained the premise of “Moonrise Kingdom” during a recent interview.
“I usually avoid answering that, but I think I would have to say it’s a romance between two 12-year-olds in 1965. To me, that’s the center of it. The truth is I thought I would have this narrator hosting the film. The first paragraph I wrote for him, I just spontaneously wrote, ‘The year is 1965.’ I hadn’t really intended it. It was sort of a spontaneous moment. I do think that the scouts and its Norman Rockwell-type of Americana is sort of part of it. It seems like 1965 is really the end of one kind of America.”
He added, “I’ve been thinking about it for quite a while. For probably eight or 10 years I had it vaguely in mind, but I didn’t know what it was likely to evolve into. I spent about a year working on the script, and I didn’t make very good progress. But then I got some help from Roman Coppola, who’s worked with me before. He really helped me sort it out, and then we had the script in a month, and six weeks later it was completely finished. It started with the idea of a romance between two 12-year-olds, and a lot of the story would take place among children and not really involve the adults. The adult characters sort of came later.”