Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Benjamin Britten’s Music Inspires Cannes Film Festival Entry
Moonrise Kingdom, which debuted at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and recently opened in the United States, owes a great deal to Benjamin Britten.Â Seems Director and co-writer Wes Anderson used his experiences performing in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, Britten’s longest and most elaborate work for children.
According to Anderson,
Â ”The Britten music had a huge effect on the whole movie, I think. The movie’s sort of set to it. The play of Noye’s Fludde that is performed in it – my older brother and I were actually in a production of that when I was ten or eleven, and that music is something I’ve always remembered, and made a very strong impression on me. It is the colour of the movie in a way.”
Britten’s music is sprinkled throughout the film, with his Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra playing a key role in the final scene.
Read about Moonrise Kingdom here
More about Britten’s Noye’s Fludde here
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the YouTube Symphony in Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra below