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Old 05-06-2009, 10:12 AM   #21
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Here is a voice made memorable by the 007 Goldfinger theme, singing a usually sweetly done piece with all of the pizzazz it really needs. Turn up your speakers for this one.



Another great set of pipes, same song...

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Yes, "Love Story". Who in our age group wouldn't know that movie and its theme song?

The only problem was that I listened to it so much in my early years that the listening lasts me a lifetime already.
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sound of music?
Yeah. I hate to admit it. But its my favorite.
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Yes!!! This one, I have not "worn it out" by listening to it too much. Who would think such a violent movie would have such romantic music? I also like to listen to the lyrics, as sung by Andy Williams.

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While researching for songs from Michel Polnareff, a French avant-garde songwriter and singer from the 60s and 70s, I ran across his theme music for a movie entitled Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres, 1971 (That only happens to others), starring Catherine Deneuve.

Loving the melody, I wanted to watch it, researched the movie and found that it has not been released on DVD in the US. The movie was about a couple mourning the loss of their infant child. The director who actually lost her child was the wife of the well-known actor Trintignant (A Man and a Woman, and Red).



The lyrics of this theme song follow.
La petite bête jouait au jardin
Et j'avais sa tête au creux de ma main
Un oiseau de plus un oiseau de moins
Tu sais, la différence c'est le chagrin

Il n'y a pas eu école ce matin
Il n'y aura plus d'enfance au jardin
Un oiseau de plus un oiseau de moins
Tu sais, la différence c'est le chagrin

La petite bête jouait au jardin
C'était une fête comme tous les matins
Un oiseau de toi un oiseau de moi
Venait ici manger dans notre main
Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres
Mais c'était le nôtre
Tu sais, la différence c'est le chagrin

Please pardon my clumsy translation.

The little animal played in the garden
And I had its head in the palm of my hand
One more bird one less bird
You know, the difference is the sorrow

There was no school this morning
There will not be children in the garden
One more bird one less bird
You know, the difference is the sorrow

The little animal played in the garden
It was a celebration like all mornings
A bird of yours a bird of mine
Came to eat out of our hand
It only happens to others
But this one was ours
You know, the difference is the sorrow



I then found another clip of the movie. It was very well done, but using a very sad song, Comme Toi (Like You) that was not on this movie soundtrack at all. This 1983 song I knew. It is a ballad written and sung by Jean Jacques Goldman, a French of Jewish ancestry, to his daughter telling her of a little girl who was sent to an extermination camp.




As this ballad was touching, I felt the need to share it although it is not a movie theme song.

Elle avait les yeux clairs et la robe en velours
À côté de sa mère et la famille autour
Elle pose un peu distraite au doux soleil de la fin du jour
La photo n'est pas bonne mais l'on peut y voir
Le bonheur en personne et la douceur d'un soir
Elle aimait la musique surtout Schuman et puis Mozart
...
She had bright eyes and a velvet dress
Next to her mother and the surrounding family
She posed, a bit distractly, in the soft light at day's end
The photo is not good, but one can still see
The happiness itself and the evening's softness
She loved music, especially Schuman and Mozart
As you do, as you do, as you do, as you do
As you do, as you do, as you do, as you do
As you, whom I gaze down on
Who sleeps while dreaming of what?
As you do, as you do, as you do, as you do

She went to the school in the village below
She learned the books and the rules
She sang of frogs and princesses who slept in the wood
She loved her doll and her friends
Mostly Ruth and Anna and especially Jeremy
And they might get married someday in Warsaw
As you do, as you do, as you do, as you do
As you do, as you do, as you do, as you do
As you, whom I gaze down on
Who sleeps while dreaming of what?
As you do, as you do, as you do, as you do

Her name was Sarah, she was not even eight year old
Her life was softness, dreams, and white clouds
But other people had decided differently
She had your bright eyes and your age
She was a very smart little girl without history
But she is not living, as you are, here and now
As you are, as you are, as you are, as you are
As you are, as you are, as you are, as you are
As you, whom I gaze down on
Who sleeps while dreaming of what?
As you are, as you are, as you are, as you are
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Well, one never knows what he would learn from the Web.

In another thread, I was plugging a favorite classical guitar piece that I knew since my childhood as "Spanish Romance" or simply "Romance" ("Romanza"). In searching youtube, just yesterday, I found that, though it was an anonymous piece from the 1800s, it was popularized by Narciso Yepes (a well-known Spanish guitarist) when he arranged and played it in a 1952 French movie, entitled Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games), about a young victim of WWII.

It is another movie that I am adding to my list to be watched.


PS. It is often referred to as a song or a ballad. Yet, I have never heard it sung in Spanish, though I know of lyrics written for it in other languages. If any knows more about this, please kindly let me know.



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Here's another song that I like: Tender Is The Night (1962).

Just found out that it was a theme song for a movie, which was based on Tender Is the Night, a novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. As I read more non-fictions, I do not know if I will pick up this novel, but certainly will add the movie to the list to watch.

Back to the song, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Movie Song for 1962. It is not to be confused with a more recent song of the same title.

What I like are the following lines in the lyrics, although I am no boater. I prefer Andy Williams singing this, but Tony Bennett is of course a reliable crooner.
"Summers by the sea
A sailboat in Capri
These memories shall be our very own..."




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"French Kiss" is one of my favorite movies. The following video has some scenes of that movie. I like the voice of Jackie Abbot, the singer of the band The Beautiful South.

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The great Bernard Herrmann's final soundtrack before passing: Scorcese's "Taxi Driver." Haunting.
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I have posted about this song "Lilly" by the band Pink Martini that I just found in an indie movie on Hulu. As I do not watch much TV nor movies, I did not know of the two leading actor and actress in this movie "Shanghai Kiss" before watching it, but thought their acting was very good.

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I have meant to post the song "Emmanuelle" from the movie of the same title, but kept forgetting until I saw a music piece with a similar title on another thread.

I am sure some of us still remember this popular French soft erotic movie from the 70s. See Emmanuelle - Wikipedia. Its theme song also played on the radio for a while.

An excerpt was taken from a translation by a poster named Layla from this Web site: Translation of "Emmanuelle" by Pierre Bachelet from French to English.

Mélodie d'amour chantait le cœur d'Emmanuelle / Emmanuelle’s heart sang a song of love
Qui bat cœur à corps perdu / Beating heart to lost body
Mélodie d'amour chantait le corps d'Emmanuelle / Emmanuelle’s heart sang a song of love
Qui vit corps à cœur déçu / Living body to disappointed heart

Tu es si belle / You are so beautiful
Emmanuelle / Emmanuelle
Cherche le cœur / Look for the heart
Trouve les pleurs / Find the tears
Cherche toujours / Always search
Cherche plus loin / Search further
Viendra l'amour / Love will come
Sur ton chemin / In your way
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Recently found this latest 007 movie theme song by Adele on youtube. I never heard of this singer before (I am still stuck in the past with Sinatra and Connie Francis). Her voice in this song sounds older than she is.

So, I searched youtube to look for other songs of Adele. My son happened to see me listening to her songs and teased that I was too old to be listening to that, and should stick with Sinatra!

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