Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Michel Legrand - Une femme est une femme

1961; 24 tracks

Here is the soundtrack to Jean-Luc Godard's new-wave film Une femme est une femme, a very charming movie that I saw MOST of, but not the whole thing. I will have to change that.

Michel Legrand is a renowned Franco-Armenian composer of film scores, as well as a conductor and pianist. Despite his extensive career and countless works, Legrand's soundtrack to Une femme est une femme is far from a long, cohesive piece of music one might expect. It consists of, instead, small bursts of dialogue, big band, jazz, musicals, and other variations of 60s French music. The work is is certainly interesting to listen to, if only for the sake of immersion in a lost time.



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