Wes Anderson talks to Elvis Mitchell on KCRW's 'The Treatment'

Wes Anderson has been a guest on 'The Treatment' for the release of almost every one of his feature films since Rushmore in 1999. Most recently, he joined KCRW host and film critic Elvis Mitchell for a discussion about his latest film, Moonrise Kingdom.

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  1. Anderson's films have always offered a multitude of cinematic and cultural references, and Moonrise Kingdom is no exception.  Here, he talks about his first inspiration for the film:

  2. A clip from Francois Truffaut's 1976 film, L'Argent de Poche:
  3. Patrick and Martine's first kiss.
  4. Off the record (since no deal had been struck yet), Anderson mentioned that he created a series of animated shorts that correspond with the young adult books read by the film's protagonist, Suzy, and that they would soon be online.  You can view the series, narrated by Bob Balaban, here:

  5. 'Moonrise Kingdom' Animated Shorts
  6. We are so fortunate to have had Wes Anderson stop by KCRW to talk about the release of almost every one of his films.  Revisit Anderson's past interviews with Elvis below:

  7. 1999: Bottle Rocket and Rushmore

  8. 2002: The Royal Tenenbaums

  9. 2004: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

  10. 2009: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

  11. The most recent interview will be broadcast during our regular time on Wednesday, June 13th at 2:30PM on 89.9 KCRW.  Or, you can listen to it now, by streaming or podcasting at KCRW.com: