Moonrise Kingdom Analysis Outline

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MoonRise Kingdom Analysis
Themes
: Young love is adventurous
: Desire to run away ­ be free from their reality. ESCAPE Characterization
Sam
: Adventurous
: Not a rule­follower
: Confident
: Talkative
: Sensative
: Curious
Suzy
: Not taking things too seriously
: Innocent
: Naive
: Feminine
: Talented
Conflicts
: Tightly sealed society vs. Desire to be free
: Society vs. Self, Dreams
: Man vs. Nature Sountrack & Sound
: Dischorded Whistling Flutes
: Adventurous Music Lighting and Setting
: The setting changes to the church
: Dark Light in Church ­ If there are lots of people there isn’t lots of freedom
: Bright Light outside ­ Nature = Freedom Camera Angles & Objects
: Costumes ­ Emphasis of that Sam is weird
: Noah’s Ark
: Flower ­ Symbol of Sam showing the nature to Suzy
: Outfits (Dress and Sunday Shoes) ­ Suzy doesn’t know what is happening
: Perspective of Suzy going to the woods ­ She is dependent on Sam
: Perfume ­ Foreshadows that Suzy will still need their parents at one point Proportion

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: The field is really big compared to the 2 people staring at each other shows that the nature is really big compared to the two

1. Controlled Church
a. Audience is crammed
b. Noah’s arc ­ perfectly symmetrical
i.
Scary looking animals
c. Boy scouts are in a straight line
i.
Sam sticks out in this society
d. Dressing room
i.
Enclosed Space ii. Adult kicks him out girls run out
e. Sam asking Suzy if she was followed 2. Meadow
a. Calm
i.
Opposite of Church (Chaotic)
b. Empty ­ Freedom
i.
Opposite of Church (Not­cramped) ii. Can go wherever they want
c. Sam & Suzy being, shows they belong in that highly controlled society
d. Suzy and her binoculars
i.
Adventure ii. Can go whenever they want

Thesis Sentence
: The director of the movie
Moonrise Kingdom uses objects and camera angles, proportion, and soundtracks of the movie to portray freedom as the wild and the society as a

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