Tom Cruise fakes flute. These films don’t…

Tom Cruise fakes flute. These films don’t…


norman lebrecht

August 12, 2015

Gareth Davies, principal flute of the LSO, has been to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. He has come away shocked – shocked, I tell you – to find a bass flute entering the orchestra for Turandot.

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A bass flute? Everyone knows there isn’t one in Turandot.

A piece of Hollywood chicanery.

Anyway, once he calmed down, Gareth thought of some films with genuine flutes in them. He shares the clips here.

Feel free to add your own.
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  • PDQ.BACH says:

    Tom Cruise fakes flute?
    That’s a misdemeanour.
    The real charge should be:
    Tom Cruise fakes acting.