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J'AI LE REGRET DE VOUS DIRE OUI

Michel Legrand

  • Original Title: J'AI LE REGRET DE VOUS DIRE OUI
  • Publication date: August 2018
  • Publisher: FAYARD
  • Country: FR
  • 350 print pages
  • Factual/Memoirs

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  • Epoch: Mixed
  • Time Period: 20th century, 21th century
  • Location setting: France
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Looking back on one's life, LOVE / HATE, Amorous urge, FAMILY, Couple, Childhood, Life choice, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Social climbing, Commitment, Friendship

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Michel Legrand's autobriography: his music, his career, his successes, his love life.

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Translation rights sold: Japanese (negotiations)

Michel Legrand (1932-2019) was a French established musician. He wrote the soundtracks for some 250 films and won 3 Oscars over the course of his career for “The Windmills Of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (Best Original Song for A Motion Picture); The Summer of ’42 (Best Original Dramatic Score); and Yentl (Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score).

Summary

Michel Legrand was born into a musical family in Paris in 1932 and would go on to become a world-famous composer, singer, arranger, conductor, jazz musician and producer.
He wrote the soundtracks for some 250 films and won 3 Oscars over the course of his career for “The Windmills Of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (Best Original Song for A Motion Picture); The Summer of ’42 (Best Original Dramatic Score); and Yentl (Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score).
His autobiography is a testament to his boundless energy, his unending enthusiasm and his true passion for music, which he embraced in every moment of his life. It is also the story of his enduring love for his third wife Macha Méril, whom he first met in Rio de Janeiro in 1964 and finally married in 2014.
A must-read for music fans all over the world.

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    Michel Legrand (1932-2019) was a French musician. He wrote the soundtracks for some 250 films and won 3 Oscars over the course of his career for “The Windmills Of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (Best Original Song for A Motion Picture); The Summer of ’42 (Best Original Dramatic Score); and Yentl (Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score).