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WES ANDERSON’S OLD NEW ENGLAND In ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ the filmmaker finds a home sweet summer home for his vision

Kara Hayward as Suzy and Jared Gilman as Sam in a scene from Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom.’’ Kara Hayward as Suzy and Jared Gilman as Sam in a scene from Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom.’’ (FOCUS FEATURES)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / May 27, 2012
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In 16 years of filmmaking, writer-director Wes Anderson has created a singular body of work that divides moviegoers into camps labeled Love Him and Hate Him. “Rushmore” (1998) made his name, “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) brought him a mass audience (sort of), while “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” (2004) and “The Darjeeling Limited” (2007) brought concerns that precision whimsy can only go so far. “Moonrise Kingdom,” shot in Rhode Island, might earn him another merit badge.

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