(This post title brought to you by Robin Williams.)
I wanted to put up a film of that nifty wave-your-arms-around-and-make-random-music conducting thing they have at Disney’s Imagination pavilion in Epcot, but I can’t seem to find one, oddly enough. I have a brief one at my house, so I’ll have to dig it up sometime.
In the meantime, take this video of Impressions de France from the same park’s France pavilion in the World Showcase. Camera work is shaky, but the soundtrack is crazy awesome. It’s seriously like the producers had a meeting and the executive producer said, “We should have some French music,” and someone else said, “Which French music?” and the exec said “ALL OF IT!!!” So see what you recognize and send me a list of what you picked out; the person with the most correct answers gets a Medal of Violar!
(If you’re wondering about my judging credentials – back in 2008, some friends of mine were in Epcot watching this film and we got very curious about the soundtrack as we recognized much of it. We went to one of the cast members, who had no idea what these nutty Americans were talking about, but he did go in the back and get us a typed, comprehensive list of the music tracks used in the film. So a) I know precisely what I’m talking about here and b) Disney customer service really IS the best!)