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Georges Delerue


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Georges Delerue (March 12, 1925 Roubaix - 20 March 1992 Los Angeles) was a renowned French film composer who composed over 500 scores for cinema and television. He won numerous important awards including Rome Prize (1949), Emmy Award (1968 - Our World), Genie Award (1986 - Sword Of Gideon), ACE Award (1991 - The Josephine Baker Story) and Academy Award in 1979 for A Little Romance and 4 other Academy Nominations (1969 - Anne Of 1000 Days; 1973 - The Day Of The Dolphin; 1977 - Julia, and; 1985 - Agnes Of God).

Le Figaro Magazine (France, 1981) addressed him as “Mozart of Cinema” (Georges Delerue le Mozart des salles obscures), and he marks France history that Delerue’s the first and perhaps the only composer won 3 Cesar Awards consecutively (1979 - Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, 1980 - Love On The Run and 1981 - The Last Metro) plus 5 other Cesar Nominations (1977 - Le Grand Escogriffe and Police Python 357, 1983 - La Passante, 1984 - L’ete Meurtrier and 1993 - Dien Bien Phu). Georges Delerue was a Commander of Arts and Letters, one of France’s highest honours.

His career was diverse and he composed frequently for major avant-garde directors, most often François Truffaut, but also for Jean-Luc Godard’s film Contempt, and for Alain Resnais, Louis Malle, and Bernardo Bertolucci, besides working on several Hollywood productions.

He composed the music for Flemming Flindt’s ballet, Enetime (The Lesson), based on Ionesco’s play, La Leçon. During his 42 years career he put his talent to the service of nearly 200 feature movies, 125 short ones, 70 TV films and 35 TV serials.


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    Brouillard and Pierre et Nicole are my favorites of the moment.

    23 Jul 7:05pm Reply
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  • Math17Potter

    Love his 'Une Petite Ile' <3

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • top20fanatico

    Le Mépris Soundtrack ♥

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lola__2007

    le tourbillon. :]

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mmtje12

    Listen to Tours du ciel, a summer story, rapture suite and l'adieu.

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • konungr

    "The Conformist" is him best work.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • jmmv

    Catherine et Jim <3

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mmxstarr

    les tribulations d'un chinois en chine <3

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Deathroner

    The salvador main theme is epic!

    23 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Metalfight667

    Platoon - Adagio For Strings ♥

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Epitymbidia

    Hm, actually there is the title track from "Beaches" available on the 6CD box "Le Cinéma de Georges Delerue", on the third disc…

    1 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Epitymbidia

    Oh, and I highly recommend the record with arrangements of themes from "A Walk with Love and Death" by Robert Lafond. That score is beautiful and inspiring in the original as well as in the arranged version. The interpretations with acoustic instruments and synthesizers by Lafond add something quite interesting.

    1 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Epitymbidia

    "The Friendship Theme" is the only original score piece from "Beaches" that is officially available, sadly.

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • phoustsince1991

    Theme De Camille is such a heavy piece of music, literally crush the soul under it's weight.

    19 Jul 2010 Reply
  • joshua4keaton

    'Crimes of the Heart' anyone?

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • thewaysheposed

    oh my lord i love the contempt score

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Chiaroscurist

    J'adore. <3

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • irene-val

    Dans l’architecture de sentiments jusqu’a la beauté de l’ame

    24 Mar 2009 Reply
  • irene-val

    De l’architecture de sentiments jusqu’à la beauté de l’âme

    24 Mar 2009 Reply
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