The Romance and Whimsy of Michel Legrand
Saturday, September 17, 2011
French composer Michel Legrand writes unforgettable melodies. His 1960 collaboration with Jean-Luc Godard, "A Woman Is a Woman," cheerfully experimented with soundtrack conventions. His 1964 jazz-opera movie "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" excelled at blending genres and breaking hearts. Throughout his long and continuing career, Legrand has used his gift for melody and his inventiveness as a composer to enhance many films.
Host David Garland presents selections from some of Legrand's famous scores, such as "Summer of '42" and "The Thomas Crown Affair," as well as obscure gems like "Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?" and "The Happy Ending."
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Opening Credits to "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
Love theme from "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"