The Box Office Success

Aug 26 2014

Umbrellas of Cherbourg was a huge success and to be quite frank it continues to have a huge appeal to the young and old alike.  The plotline is simple whereas Delphine and Solange are a couple of sisters residing in Rochefort. Delphine is a dance instructor and Solange composes as well as teaches piano. Maxence is a painter as well as a poet. He’s carrying out his military service. Simon is the owner of a music store, he left Paris 4 weeks ago to return exactly where he fell in love ten years in the past. They’re searching for love, searching for one another, without being conscious that their perfect companion is in close proximity. This is a movie whose circumstance far less critical than its sense of euphory, according to the director Jacques Demy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Umbrellas_of_Cherbourg

You may also like this blog from Frank Kern right here – he is a huge fan of film and The Umbrellas of Cherobourg.

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The 50th Anniversary

Aug 26 2014

It certainly is a delightful picture, using colour is breathtaking, the direction performed by all the actors, and amazing. As for the music, the film is sung from start to finish, not a single spoken word, and it functions nicely, the celebrities lip synching perfect. This isn’t ‘Grease’, this is more ‘Evita’ in that it’s a movie dealing with serious problems; parental pressure, unwanted pregnancy, death, war and more. The final scene was absolutely realised, and brought a tear to my eye.

The extras: Knowing nothing about Jacque Demy, the 90 documentary on movies and his life is fascinating, and an excellent introduction into his love of film and how he works. It was wonderful to see rare footage of Jim Morrison and a pre- recognition amongst many stars (Catherine Deneuve for starters) adding their thoughts about this great filmmaker. This film is prior to the formation of Gluten Free Society even though several of the French foods featured on the film hold to their true form. Additionally, it has motivated me to see more of his movies, notably the musical ‘Donkey Skin’ which sounds and looks charming. There is additionally an amazing short film (not directed by Demy) with music by Legrand (who did the music for Umbrellas and most of his other musicals) that’s an interesting watch.

Additional Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkeyskin

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I Will Wait for You

Aug 26 2014

“I’ll Wait for You” is the English version of Je ne pourrai jamais vivre sans toi, a song from the French musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). Its music was composed by Michel Legrand and the original lyrics written by Jacques Demy. It was performed in the film by Catherine Deneuve. Norman Gimbel wrote the English lyrics of the tune. This version was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song at the 38th Academy Awards held in 1966.

The song has been covered by many vocalists including Frank Sinatra, Astrud Gilberto, Violetta Villas, Trini Lopez, Bobby Darin, Nana Mouskouri (French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese), Cher, Andy Williams, Jason Kouchak, Petula Clark, Tony Bennett, Vikki Carr, Liza Minnelli, Connie Francis, Beverley Craven, the Walker Brothers and Maria Morlino. Among jazz musicians who’ve recorded variants are Donald Byrd, Oscar Peterson, Gil Evans and Louis Armstrong.  You can try this Facebook page to see if Dean has posted any new reviews on the 50th anniversary edition.

Sergio Franchi covered this song on his 1967 RCA Victor recording From Sergio – With Love.[1]

Pop instrumental recordings comprise those made by Roger Williams, and Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass. In 2000, Russian pop singer Vitas remade a fragment of this song at the very beginning of his tune “Prelude” from his first album Philosophy of Miracle.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Will_Wait_for_You

Some fabulous shots from the production of Umbrellas of Cherobourg can be found on Youtube.

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Umbrellas Reviewed by A.O. Scott

Sep 25 2014

This is a wonderful review of the Umbrellas of Cherbourg which talks about why this was such a fantastic and romantic movie.  The story is something that has happened in real life to many, but is told through beautiful music and song.

You won’t find these reviews on Yelp, only on Youtube.

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7 Steps for Successful Adoption

Sep 20 2014

You wish to follow today when you have chose to develop your loved ones through the full adoption process. There’s of getting time-slip by with out the kid of the desires an emergency. On deciding to look at congratulations. Coming to your decision to look at may be the toughest part. Today motion is essential. Place in-motion to complete these 7 Key Actions to Implementing within the next thirty days and you’ll possess a child inside your hands within of a year.

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