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Michel Legrand.

(1932 - )

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Written by Adrian Miles.

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Le Joli Mai (1962)

Michel Legrand studied at the Paris Conservatoire and worked with Juliette Greco and Bing Crosby as well as being a composer and popular singer in his own right. During the 50s he entered the world of film music and rapidly gained prominence for his work with the directors of the New Wave. He has also worked with Orson Welles, Kon Ichikawa, and Joseph Losey. It is possibly for his work with Jacques Demy that he is best known (at least in terms of the cinema) and could well be his lasting contribution to cinema music.

In 1989 Legrand made his directorial debut with Cinq jours en juin (Five Days In June).

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© Adrian Miles, 1995. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.