Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Music for the Movies: Georges Delerue

Music for the Movies: Georges Delerue – English title

A 1994 French television documentary [Arte (Paris)]
Producer: Yves-Louis Comolli, Christine Le Goff     .
Director: Jean-Louis Comolli
Screenplay: Jean-Louis Comolli
Photography: Jean-Louis Porte (Black and White, Color)
Music: Georges Delerue
Running time: 65 minutes

Georges Delerue [archive footage], Oliver Stone, Henri Colpi, Claudine Bouché, Yann Dedet, Russell Lloyd (Hugh Lloyd), Leslie Hodgson, Ken Russell (Henry Russell)

This documentary highlights the career of a quintessential Frenchman whose music shaped many of the most striking films of the French New Wave, Resnais s Hiroshima Mon Amour to Truffaut s Jules and Jim among them. Yet Delerue finished his prolific career as Hollywood s most sought after film composer (Silkwood, Salvador, Steel Magnolias). This film explores the intersection of French, British and Hollywood film culture through Delerue s collaborations with Truffaut, Oliver Stone (Salvador and Platoon) and Ken Russell (Women in Love), through interviews with Stone and Russell (as well as film scholars and film editors who worked with Delerue) plus clips from Shoot the Piano Player, Jules and Jim, Women in Love, Day for Night, Salvador, A Walk with Love, Death and The Story of Adèle H.


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