Originally Posted by Br777 moonrise kingdom
- 10/10 best movie i've seen in a while
Thanks for the recommend.
Shades of 1996 when the movie 'FARGO' was out with Sheriff Marge Gunderson stealing the show.
Frances McDormond as the tired old housewife/attorney meant the show Moonrise Kingdom
would go on to a solid '7.5' for me.
Based in the mid 1960's,I had some thoughts on this movie,just after watching.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I was around as a youngster in the 1960's and it is always interesting to see if a movie trying to capture that era evokes any memories.
Edited by 5aces - 10/12/12 at 3:51pm
Being in the Canadian Cub Scouts myself in 1967,the experience was over romanticized in the movie.
I still have the handbook which was called "The Way To The Stars" and haven't thought about that survival book for some time.
Yes,I also packed a Daisy Air Rifle and loved to navigate the local streams and ponds on self made rafts.
Being outdoors and camping was a huge part of that era.
I was surprised to hear the 12 year boy ask his girlfriend if she was 'depressed'.
In 1964 this word was never used or even acknowledged,buried deep in the closets of many homes.
She says: "I wish I was an orphan.Most of my favorite characters are.I think your lives are more special"
He replies: "you really have no idea what you are talking about"
Those who feel it the most know it best.
The lead tormentor and rescue architect had a good line when he is asked "Why don't you like me?"
"Why should I -nobody else does!" - that response gets his old stab wound reopened when the orphaned boy attacks him,retrieving the binoculars which he claims give his girlfriend "magic powers"
Where the movie fell off the rails for me was the Harry Potter moment during the chase and our lead man is struck by a lightning bolt,evading capture.
Better if all the pursuers had went down from shock on the wet grass instead,while the hero stands above on the rocks.
Electronics were featured to a great extent in this movie.
Running away with a portable record player and your favorite 45 in 1965 is funny.
Enjoyed that Solid State Transistor radio shot,I have one very similar I received as a Christmas gift.
It was a big deal to get your very own first portable radio back then.
A second fantasy moment occurs when the Scout Commander is saved from his burning tent.
The leap over the raging water both ways just before the explosion put the movie out of sync for me.
Social Services veteran of 27 years has a Cruella De Vil appearance,while trying to remand the boy into the custody of Juvenile Refuge.
Her sadistic demeanor is eerily reminiscent of the 1960's and the corporeal punishments that I once experienced.
"Reconstruction of the camp continues increasingly ahead of schedule,which I attribute to a particularly robust esprit Du corps among the Troops"
I like the old version of today's BLOGGING dementia.
Speak into an old portable reel to reel recorder,preserving your thoughts verbally,for your own posterity.
A pleasant ending for all.Nice movie.