The Optimistic Bounce

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Director Wes Anderson's new film "Moonrise Kingdom" features some classic recordings of music by Benjamin Britten and Hank Williams, and original music by Alexandre Desplat. Desplat's score is there to provide a kind of momentum, a musical evocation of the characters' determination and optimistic sense of intent.

That type of optimistic bounce can be found in many film scores these days. It's great for scenes in which characters are making up their minds to get something done, or showing a sense of purpose.

David Garland presents music for optimists, drawing on "Moonrise Kingdom" and other Wes Anderson films, plus scores by Rachel Portman and others.