Michel Legrand & Friends: 50 Years of Music and Movies

Michel Legrand & Friends: 50 Years of Music and Movies

Director: Michael Dimich Cast: Jon Voight, Jennifer O'Neill, Michel Legrand

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Overview

Born in 1932, French composer Michel Legrand moved swiftly into film and television and attained celebrity by his early thirties with his Oscar-nominated work on Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). He staked career and reputation on a brilliant signature style commonly termed "haunting": heavy use of violins and low-key, ascetic orchestrations. The choices paid off: Legrand soon became a Hollywood fixture, and he scored everything from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) to Barbara Streisand's Yentl (1983). This musical tribute to the songwriter finds Legrand and a plethora of celebrities gathering at the MGM Grand's Garden Arena in Las Vegas for various interpretations of the Frenchman's tunes. Selections include: Steve Lawrence on "Happy," Legrand himself conducting a 66-piece orchestra on "Theme from 'Brian's Song'), George Benson" on "Watch What Happens," Dionne Warwick on "How Do You Keep the Music Playing," and much, much more. As an added bonus, the release also interpolates additional performances not seen on television, and a historic performance of a Legrand tune by the eminent Ray Charles.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2010
UPC: 0032031465497
Original Release: 2010
Source: Kultur Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:40:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Michel Legrand & Friends: 50 Years of Music and Movies
1. Opening [2:18]
2. Happy - with Steve Lawrence [4:31]
3. The Summer Knows - Catherine Michel, Soloist [4:45]
4. Watch What Happens - with George Benson [5:37]
5. Movie Montage [3:29]
6. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? - with Sting [6:36]
7. Theme from "Brian's Song" [3:35]
8. His Eyes, Her Eyes - with Frank Sinatra, Jr. [5:04]
9. How Do You Keep The Music Playing? - with Dionne Warwick [4:55]
10. Reminiscing with Alan and Marilyn Bergman [2:56]
11. The Summer Knows - with Melissa Manchester [4:30]
12. I Will Wait For You - with Andy Williams [4:10]
13. Summer Me, Winter Me - with Patti Page [5:33]
14. Rhapsody In Blue - with Jerry Lewis [8:18]
15. Un Parfum De Fin Du Monde - with Mario Pelchat [3:33]
16. The Windmills Of Your Mind - with Dionne Warwick & Melissa Manchester [5:47]
17. A Tribute To Steve McQueen [11:10]
18. Closing Credits [:46]

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