MUSIC FOR THE MOVIES, GEORGES DELERUE 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.
Music For The Movies is an exciting documentary series chronicling the influence music has had on the making of movies. These four programs Bernard Herrmann, Toru Takemitsu, Georges Delerue, and The Hollywood Sound explore the complex relationship between image and music in cinema, taking audiences behind the scenes to bring the story of movie music to life.
Directed by: Jean-Louis Comolli
Produced by: Yves Jeanneau and Christine le Goff
Executive Producers: Yves Jeanneau and Margaret Smilow