Wes Anderson on His Inspiration for ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

“The thing that most strongly made me want to do [Moonrise Kingdom] was remembering being a fifth grader sitting at a desk in my school and not really being able to focus on reality because of this girl two rows over and three desks up, and what a spell that put on me — being blindsided by that experience. It’s just something that always stuck with me — and not having anything come of it at all — so I just wanted to make a story that was my fantasy of that age.”

– Filmmaker Wes Anderson to Hitfix on how his childhood fantasies inspired him to make Moonrise Kingdom.

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