For a simple song, it's title is a bit of an earful. But then again, that whole overstated/understated motif is more or less typical of Wes Anderson's work, right?
For the end credits to his upcoming film, "Moonrise Kingdom," which comes out May 25, the director chose Alexandre Desplat's "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 7: After the Storm."
According to Pitchfork, the song is based on "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34", composed by Benjamin Britten. It features narration by Jarred Gilman, one of the film's young stars, and builds a kind of boutique, incremental march out of harps, b3 organs, glockenspiels and other instruments that walk the line between cute kitsch and legit classic.
"Moonrise Kingdom," a tale of pre-teen lovers who run away together, runs on childlike fancy and sun-drenched, late-summer nostalgia. According to an Associated Press preview of the film, it is based on Anderson's "own memory of first love, a mysterious new feeling he didn't act on, unlike his young protagonist."
The film stars Wes Anderson ensemble regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, as well as Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton and Frances McDormand.
WATCH the trailer For Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom":