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 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

My top ten list

1. Maurice Jarre
2. François de Roubaix
3. Georges Auric
4. Philippe Sarde
5. Jacques Loussier
6. Jean Prodomides
7. Michel Legrand
8. Michel Colombier
9. Claude Bolling
10. Georges Garvarentz (a tie with Eric DeMarsan).


In retrospect, I should have a made it a top 20 list. In fact, I could have just as easily tied several of these composers into a top five. Such is the excellence on display here smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


Great topic mon ami. Having received An Almost Perfect Affair for Christmas, I must include Georges Delerue of course. There are so many of his scores that won me over prior to this. I must also include Michel Legrand for Summer of 42, Brian's Song, Lady Sings the Blues, Francis Lai for Love Story (hated the movie but loved the score) A Man and a Woman and another wonderful film - Live for Life (I was a huge Candice Bergen fan which is the only reason I sat through Oliver's Story. Finally, Philippe Sarde for Tess, Lord of the Flies and Lovesick.

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Great topic mon ami. Having received An Almost Perfect Affair for Christmas, I must include Georges Delerue of course. There are so many of his scores that won me over prior to this. I must also include Michel Legrand for Summer of 42, Brian's Song, Lady Sings the Blues, Francis Lai for Love Story (hated the movie but loved the score) A Man and a Woman and another wonderful film - Live for Life (I was a huge Candice Bergen fan which is the only reason I sat through Oliver's Story. Finally, Philippe Sarde for Tess, Lord of the Flies and Lovesick.

All great choices, in particular Tess, Summer of 42 and A Man and a Woman. If you enjoy Sarde, you might want to try the delightful Flic ou Voyou available on a Universal France compilation. Ghost Story, although rare and expensive, is probably the most gorgeous 'horror' score you are ever likely to hear and is well worth the investment (unless Music Box sees to it - pretty please Music Box). smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Guy   (Member)

I'm going to add the elephant in the room...

Eric Serra

Big Blue and Leon are great scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GEORGES DELERUE -DITTO-DITTO-DITTO-DITTO-DITTO-DITTO-DITTO-DITTO-DITTO-[NO SERIOUS]-GEORGES DELERUE-FRANCIS LAI--PHILLIPE SARDE-GEORGE AURIC-MICHEL LEGRAND-VLADIMIR COSMA-ALEXANDRE DESPLAT[HALF]-MAURICE JARRE-GEORGE GARVARENTZ-GABRIEL YARED

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO-EDWZOOMOM-I just knew you would love An almost perfect affair, and if there are more Delerue scores you have not heard I have a feeling you will only increase your liking of his music if you gave them a shot.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2014 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I'm going to add the elephant in the room...

Eric Serra

Big Blue and Leon are great scores.


Thanks for adding him and two great examples of his work.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2014 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I'm going to add the elephant in the room...

Eric Serra

Big Blue and Leon are great scores.


Thanks for adding him and two great examples of his work.



And I'm kicking myself for missing Serra off my list...

TG

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

6. Jean Prodomides


Nice to see Prodromides ranked so highly by A&C.

[Prodromides is ranked even higher by me! smile ]

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)


10. Georges Garvarentz (a tie with Eric DeMarsan).


Hi, A&C.

Did my thread on Garvarentz here @ FSM help promote awareness of his film music to you?

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

6. Jean Prodomides


Nice to see Prodromides ranked so highly by A&C.

[Prodromides is ranked even higher by me! smile ]


Yes. That man has written some amazing music. Like I said in my earlier post, it wasn't easy to keep my list down to ten name, and it was even more difficult not bunching several of these composers in the five top spots - on an equal footing - or ex aqueo as the fancier posters would say. smile

Hopefully, 2014 will see several Monsieur Prodomides releases. S'il vous plait Music Box. Again!

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)


10. Georges Garvarentz (a tie with Eric DeMarsan).


Hi, A&C.

Did my thread on Garvarentz here @ FSM help promote awareness of his film music to you?


As a matter of fact, it was very helpful. Here's a repost for anyone who missed it.

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=3&threadID=86536&archive=0

And more Monsieur Garvarentz releases are needed of course. Keep 'em coming Music Box.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Gabriel Yared isn't actually French, right? He's of Lebanese origin, and only moved to France when he was 18 (according to his official interweb).

Ah, the pedantry...

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2014 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)


Georges Delerue – 26 although I’ll be unloading most of these (down to about 5 or 6)


Which 5 or 6 sleeping pills - eh, I mean - Delerue albums will A&C be retaining? smile

(if you don't mind my asking)


Sweet dreams.

How does Disques Cinemusique's issue of La Comédie selon Jean Prodromidès sit with Prodromidès enthusiasts?

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Hopefully, 2014 will see several Monsieur Prodomides releases. S'il vous plait Music Box. Again!

Sorry to disappoint you, A&C, but I recall Stefan Schlegel confirming in one of the threads here @ FSM that there exists no further master tapes on any film music by Prodromides.

Only the album masters exist, and they have been re-issued onto CD already.

Releases which were initially on French 45 r.p.m. EPs or 12" LPs are the only ones we can expect to listen to.

In the area of concert music, though, the situation is different. 3 operas by Prodromides have been issued (1 LP box set, and 2 double-CD sets).
There's also his Chant Du Monde LP from 1981 (mostly oratorio/cantata-type works) as well as his 1961 LES PERSES on Philips which - possibly - could arrive onto digital media.

If Mr. Bruce Kritzerland could offer us Ledrut's THE TRIAL (which was on the Philips label), then perhaps there's hope for Prodromides' TV music of LES PERSES to likewise get re-issued onto CD?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Gabriel Yared isn't actually French, right? He's of Lebanese origin, and only moved to France when he was 18 (according to his official interweb).

Ah, the pedantry...



Pedantry is my friend. It means I can replace him with Serra and keep a clear conscience. Nice one Thomas!

TG

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

How does Disques Cinemusique's issue of La Comédie selon Jean Prodromidès sit with Prodromidès enthusiasts?

Hi, ajhfsm.

If you want to see my enthusiasm for Jean Prodromides, take a look within my thread on him:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=94461&forumID=1&archive=0


As for those EPs from French comedies, I can't help on them. They are the only ones by Prodromides which I don't have (I basically avoid comedies).

Perhaps A&C might appreciate them more than I and offer some input on them?

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I'm going to add the elephant in the room...

Eric Serra

Big Blue and Leon are great scores.


Geez...I forgot him.

Also M83.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Perhaps A&C might appreciate them more than I and offer some input on them?

Presently giving the CD a spin. Back to comment later.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2014 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Gabriel Yared isn't actually French, right? He's of Lebanese origin, and only moved to France when he was 18 (according to his official interweb).

Ah, the pedantry...


Gabriel Yared is French
Vladimir Cosma is Romanian

 
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