Camp Ivanhoe- a clip from Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson

By July 10, 2014Uncategorized

Wes Anderson is one of my favorite directors and most of his movies explore the relationships between fathers and sons in a very unique way.  These aren’t movies for children but they are always beautifully shot and very quirky on the whole.  Moonrise Kingdom focuses on a young boy who has no family of his own and does not seem to fit in with his peers but finds a way to influence everyone around him.  The majority of the film is set at the summer camp he attends called Camp Ivanhoe in the summer of 1965.  The camp has a classic boy scout feel and this short clip shows the daily activities of the boys and counselor in a humorous and very Wes Anderson fashion.  The single-shot panning camera introducing each aspect of the camp in a two dimensional, stage-like set up is an Anderson/Robert Yeomen (the cinematographer) signature move.

The feel of this camp and the activities are perfect for inspiring the young Riverside Rangers.

Here is a second clip from the movie where the boys are preparing for a search party and it always makes me chuckle.

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