In The Tracks of Georges Delerue

George Delerue

Bandes originales: Georges Delerue

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This film aims to revive the memory of this great composer from the French School, who was driven by the music. He dedicated the major part of his art and of his work to the film score.

He was the author of more than 200 film scores. Very few composers expressed themselves like him through very different genders. Georges Delerue composed for the cinema new wave, (Contempt by Jean-Luc Godard), (Jules and Jim, Day for Night by François Truffaut) but also for the popular cinema of Philippe de Broca (That Man from Rio) and Gerard Oury (The Sucker). He also worked on compositions for television and radio, then for Hollywood with for instance Oliver Stone (Platoon).

Format : PAL
Language : French / English

Price : 19,99 € TTC

• Documentary : 72 min
• Unreleased Concert – First Delerue’s string quartet : 26 minutes

Georges Delerue wrote his first string quartet when he was 23. Concert performed by Traffic Quintet, directed by Alexandre Desplat and recorded at Studio Davout.

• Book : 16 pages, texts + photos – French / English
• Bonus : 68 mn

Conversations with participants presents or not on the documentary : 64 mn
Alain Cornau – Director / France
Betrand Blier – Director / France
Bruce Beresford – Director / Australia
Diane Kurys – Director / France
Frederic Talgorn – Compositor / France
Jean-Claude Petit – Compositor/ France
Michel Wym – Director/ France
Nicole Bertold – Foundation Boris Vian / France
Oliver Stone – Director / USA
Robert Townson – Manager Varèse Sarabande / USA

• Ghent International Film Festival (2010)
• Telluride Film Festival (2011)
• Jecheon Film Festival (2011)

In the Tracks of is a documentary series about the greatest of film score. How a film score is created? How is it “made”? The series aims to explore the relations between music and cinema and to propose a deeper reflection upon the creative process. Famous songwriters are privileged witnesses. Thanks to their great experience, they are able to share their passion with us while analyzing the field and scope of their work.


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