Has anyone seen this film?
I just came back from the theaters and was blown away. One of the best films in recent memory.
Anyways, the reason I'm posting in the 'Classical Music Discussion' section, is because the film makes constant references and allusions to music and themes (themes in the literary sense) to Benjamin Britten. The opening sequence uses the Young Persons Guide to Orchestra, kids in the movie put on a production of a Britten work, and his pieces are used throughout.
The film is about two outcast kids (both of whom are referred to as 'troubled'), who run away and set up camp in the woods. Besides using music by Britten and referencing him, the plot and themes also correspond to ideas found in Britten's operas- individuals misunderstood by the masses, and emphasis on children, etc.
I saw it in a theater with about 20 or so people, and prided myself in probably being the only one there who picked up on all the musical references and symbolism. Wonderful film, though if you don't like Wes Anderson, probably not your cup of tea.
*Edit: The name of the film is actually Moonrise Kingdom. In my defense I was dragged into the theater by friends not knowing anything about the movie. If an admin could please change the title, I'd be delighted.