Published: February 15, 2014
Playing on a 200-degree screen in a sit-down theater at the back of the pavilion, Impressions de France was directed by Rick Harper and produced by Harper and Academy Award nominee Bob Rogers. The movie depicts a series of visual impressions from France, enlivened by Buddy Baker's arrangement of French classical music. Here is a list of scenes in the film, with their musical accompaniment:
Cliffs of Etretat in Normandy: Debussy - "Solo for Flute"
Marais Poitvin near La Rochelle: Saint-Saens - "Aquarium" from "Carnival of the Animals"
Chambord in the Loire Valley: Boieldieu - "Concerto for Harp and Orchestra"
Chateau Beynat in Dordogne Valley: Debussy - "Nocturne 1"
Bicyclists at La Roque: Offenbach - "Gaite Parisienne"
Hot air balloons near Chateau Chaumont: Ravel - "Daybreak" from "Daphnis et Chloe Suite 1"
French Alps: Debussy - "Clair de Lune"
Skiers in Chamonix: Erik Satie - "Trois Gymnopedies"
Mont St. Michel: Saint-Saens - "Aquarium" from "Carnival of the Animals" (again)
Wedding reception in Brittany farmyard: traditional folk music (unidentified)
Railway tracks in hills of Champeauroux: Saint Saens - "Finale" from "Carnival of the Animals"
Notre Dame de Paris: Offenbach - "Gaite Parisienne" (again)
Garde Republicaine rides through archway at the Louvre: Dukas - "Fanfare" from "La Peri"
Eiffel Tower: Saint Saens - 4th movement from Organ Symphony no. 3