Moonrise Kingdom [OST] (CD)


Various Artists

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Amoeba Review

05/22/2012

For Wes Anderson’s seventh film, about two young runaways, a bespectacled boy scout and beautiful young girl, fleeing a group of bumbling adults, Anderson slates a score of playful classical music, including music by Alexandre Desplat, who worked with Anderson on Fantastic Mr. Fox, among scores of other films (everything from the “Harry Potter” films to The King’s Speech). For the film’s pop songs, Anderson continues his tradition of bold selections — a whole lot of Hank Williams, including the iconic “Ramblin’ Man,” along with Françoise Hardy’s ubercool French pop tune “Le Temps de l’Amour.” Perhaps no modern director uses songs so prominently and effectively to punch up subtext like Anderson (well, maybe Quentin Tarantino). The difference is Anderson often leaves much unsaid in his films, allowing music, along with elaborate sets and costume work, and the performers’ silent acting, to fill in the blanks. It’s part of what makes him so exciting — for all his outward creativity, Anderson lets us be a part of his imagination. Listening to the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack on its own feels like a creative, childlike venture, as the orchestral movements and Williams’ cowboys-and-Indians imagery allow for the listener to imagine where Anderson’s protagonists might end up.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: Themes A-F
Leonard Bernstein , New York Philharmonic
2.
Camp Ivanhoe Cadence Medley
Peter Jarvis and His Drum Corps
3.
Britten: "Playful Pizzicato" from Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Benjamin Britten , English Chamber Orchestra
4.
Kaw-Liga
Hank Williams
5.
Britten: Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: "Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company"
Leonard Bernstein
6.
The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 1: A Veiled Mist
Alexandre Desplat
7.
The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 2: Smoke/Fire
Alexandre Desplat
8.
The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 3: The Salt Air
Alexandre Desplat
9.
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2: "On The Ground, Sleep Sound"
Benjamin Britten , London Symphony Orchestra
10.
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Hank Williams
11.
Saint-Saens: Le Carnaval des Animaux: "Voliere"
Leonard Bernstein , New York Philharmonic
12.
Le Temps de l'Amour
Françoise Hardy
13.
Schubert: An die Music
Alexandra Rubner , Christophe Manien
14.
Ramblin' Man
Hank Williams
15.
Britten: Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: "Old Abram Brown"
Benjamin Britten
16.
The Heroic Conditions of the Universe, Parts 4-6: Thunder, Lightning, and Rain
Alexandre Desplat
17.
Britten: Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: "The Spacious Firmament On High"
Leonard Bernstein
18.
Britten: Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: "Noye, Take Thy Wife Anone"
Leonard Bernstein
19.
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34 Fugue: Allegro Motto
Leonard Bernstein , New York Philharmonic
20.
Britten: Songs From Friday Afternoon, Op. 7: "Cuckoo!"
Benjamin Britten
21.
The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 7: After The Storm
Alexandre Desplat

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