Michel Legrand, let the music play

By

Grégory Monro

Michel Legrand was the composer of some of the most famous scores of cinema (F for Fake, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Thomas Crown Affair to name a few). In the same vein, he moved from arrangement to composition, from jazz to classical, from New Wave to Hollywood, where he won three Oscars and 5 Grammys. He collaborated with renowned French and American filmmakers (Godard, Welles, Varda) but also with jazzmen (Miles Davis, John Coltrane) and singers (Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Boris Vian). This documentary tells the surreal journey of this elusive artist whose life and career were multifaceted.

Original title: Michel Legrand, sans demi-mesure

Production: Cinétévé

Nationality: France

Year of production: 2018

Running time: 52

Language: French

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