Ever since I wrote The Funny Parts, I have remained fascinated with the free manner in which creative works are often recycled. Lewis Gilbert's 1971 teen romance film Friends has more than a little in common with Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. A neglected boy (Sean Bury) runs away with an orphaned girl (Anicée Alvina). The couple escape together into the wilderness in the hope of creating a life away from the unhappy adult world they inhabit. As soon as they get settled, the boy and girl strip down to their underwear and experience a sexual awakening. Eventually, they become separated by police responding to a missing persons report.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)