Some months ago, we invited Criterion Facebook fans to submit their questions for director Wes Anderson, six of which he responded to on the commentary track on our release of Moonrise Kingdom. The following clip from the commentary features a question from Chris Mertan of Huntington Beach, California, and is read by Jake Ryan (who plays Lionel in the movie); Roman Coppola, who cowrote the film, also gets in on the answer.
Why Swing Time Is the Greatest of All Dance Films
In this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of the Astaire-Rogers classic, dance critic Brian Seibert explains how beautifully and cleverly the film integrates dance into the structure of a romantic-comedy plot.
A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet
In a rarely seen documentary about David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece, the director and his star, Isabella Rossellini, give their candid impressions about the creative journey they’ve embarked on together.