Maurice Jarre
French composer
Maurice Jarre
Maurice-Alexis Jarre was a French composer and conductor. His son is the electronic composer Jean Michel Jarre. Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films since Lawrence of Arabia. Other notable scores include The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Witness (1985) and Ghost (1990).
Biography
Maurice Jarre's personal information overview.
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John Oseid: PHOTOS: In Search Of The Real Lawrence Of Arabia
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Nearly a century ago, T.E. Lawrence made a name for himself with his cunning exploits in the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks. Five decades ago an unknown actor named Peter O'Toole turned the British scholar/ur-guerilla into an icon. This week, fans of Lawrence of Arabia celebrate the release of the 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition, a digitally-restored, Blu-ray mega-package of David Lean's seven-time Oscar-winning bio-pic. If unraveling fact from fiction has never been easy in Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence's sprawling memoir of his time as advisor to the Hashemite Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness), it's good fun spotting liberties in Lean's spectacular 70mm Super Panavision epic (to wit, Faisal didn't just lead the exotic, robed Bedouin horsemen of movie lore, but actual troops). Lawrence buffs can take the authenticity game all the way to Jordan, as I did recently, and trace Lawrence's tracks literally right down to the rail lines that he routinely sabotaged in h ...
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Paris brûle-t-il ? en DVD - Actualitté.com
Google News - over 5 years
Détail amusant, Maurice Jarre signait les bandes originales des deux films. Alors certes, l'humour de certaines scènes, les rapports du réalisateur René Clément et du producteur Paul Graetz ont d'ailleurs été sur ce sujet et d'autres, plus que houleux,
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Un 28 de agosto nació David Soul, de la serie "Starsky & Hutch" - Andina
Google News - over 5 years
Nace el compositor francés de música electrónica Jean-Michel Jarre, autor de éxitos como "Oxygene" y "Equinoxe", e hijo del compositor de bandas sonoras Maurice Jarre. Es considerado pionero del género electrónico; se ha manifestado abierto a lo que se
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Festejará Jean Michel Jarre su cumpleaños 63 con próxima gira - Terra.com
Google News - over 5 years
Es hijo de France Pejot y Maurice Jarre, compositor de bandas sonoras de películas como "Doctor Zhivago", "Lawrence de Arabia", "Ghost" y "La sociedad de los poetas muertos". A los cinco años comenzó a estudiar piano, después se preparó en el
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Music Review: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross 'The Social Network' (2011) - Music Industry Newswire
Google News - over 5 years
There are friends of mine who disagree vehemently, but I think the compositions here are on a par with Maurice Jarre's “Lawrence of Arabia” or the great work by Bernard Herrmann (“Psycho,” “Sisters,” “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest,” “Taxi Driver,”
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Story Notes for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - AMCtv.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The score was composed by Maurice Jarre, who also scored Lawrence of Arabia. It features a full orchestra, chorus, didgeridoo, Ondes Martenot, and rock musicians. Since this movie, the term "Pig Killer" has come to mean "an outcast living on the edge
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Composers score WSA noms - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
... behind the soundtracks of "Midnight Express," "Scarface" and "Flashdance," will receive the WSA's lifetime achievement award, following in the footsteps of such composers as Elmer Bernstein, Maurice Jarre and last year's honoree, John Barry
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Musings of a Russophile: Dr. Zhivago lives… - RIA Novosti
Google News - over 5 years
Of course to Americans and to me then it was Julie Christy and Omar Sharif, Alex Guinness and Rod Steiger and the unforgettable music of Maurice Jarre. I only read the novel after a lunchtime conversation with girls in my Moscow office
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Morning Call Sheet: Bruce Lee, Bruce Campbell, John Malkovich, and the Fall of ... - Big Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
Maurice Jarre'. I think the last great sound track was from 'Pirate Radio'. It ROCKS! It's difficult to think of many good composers working these days, but I do think Michael Giacchino is awfully talented. a great music score/soundtrack is the mission
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Danza: a Palermo Eleonora Abbagnato si esibisce per il suo maestro Roland Petit - Adnkronos/IGN
Google News - over 5 years
Interpreteranno soltanto coreografie create da Roland Petit, da ''Le rendez-vous'' di Joseph Kosma all'indimenticabile ''Notre Dame de Paris'' di Maurice Jarre sino a ''Cheek to Cheek'' di Irving Berlin - la coreografia che Petit creo' per la moglie,
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Historia de cien años de música en el cine (VIII) - Gente Digital
Google News - over 5 years
Buena parte del éxito internacional de David Lean fue debido al Tema de Lara, la melodía que Maurice Jarre compuso para expresar la infinita tristeza de Yuri (Omar Shariff) en Doctor Zhivago, dirigida por el propio Lean en 1965 y merecedora de un Oscar
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July Soundtrack Picks - Film Music
Google News - over 5 years
... Americans for scoring the classic hitman and vampiress pictures LE SAMOURAI and DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, French composer Francois de Roubaix's work remains comparatively hidden next to such Hollywood expatriates as Georges Delerue and Maurice Jarre
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El blog de Notas de Cine con Antonio Martínez - Cadena Ser
Google News - over 5 years
En el programa de hoy os hablaremos de ella y de la música que compuso para el film Maurice Jarre. El musical que recordaremos en el programa es todo un clásico: “El mago de Oz”, dirigida en 1939 por Victor Fleming y protagonizada por Judy Garland yel
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Avignon, passage obligé des politiques - Le Figaro
Google News - over 5 years
Chez les Papes, les candidats en campagne sont aussi institutionnels que les trompettes de Maurice Jarre pour appeler aux spectacles. Ils fondent sur la ville comme nuée de sauterelles. Le PS y tient depuis longtemps ses rencontres et, cette année,
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Una historia de amor a ritmo de balalaica - Cadena Ser
Google News - over 5 years
Sería imposible imaginar los amores del Doctor Zhivago y de Lara en plena revolución soviética sin la música que Maurice Jarre compuso para la película y en la que la balalaica, ese tradicional instrumento ruso, tiene un protagonismo especial
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ROLAND PETIT: 1924 - 2011 - Culturekiosque
Google News - over 5 years
Meanwhile, the greatest living French composers, including Olivier Messian, Henri Dutilleux, and Marcel Landowski as well as Maurice Jarre composed scores for him. Attracted momentarily by Hollywood, he choreographed the dance sequences of several
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Escale à La Rochelle - Slate.fr
Google News - over 5 years
... la programmation (autant pour les documentaires mexicains, pour les films d'animation du Japonais Koji Yamamura, pour les films de Maurice Faillevic et ceux d'Andrew Kötting, pour la leçon de musique autour de Maurice Jarre avec Stéphane Lerouge…
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Moon Pilot Part One: Out of This World - MousePlanet
Google News - over 5 years
That same year she married distinguished composer Maurice Jarre and returned to France, although they divorced soon after having a child. There are many chimpanzees named Cheeta who have appeared on television and movies. The Cheeta who played Charlie
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Maurice Jarre
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 84
    Maurice Jarre died on 28 March 2009 after a battle with cancer.
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  • 2001
    Age 76
    Jarre scored his last film in 2001, a television film about the Holocaust entitled Uprising.
    More Details Hide Details Jarre wrote mainly for orchestras, but began to favour synthesized music in the 1980s. Jarre pointed out that his electronic score for Witness was actually more laborious, time-consuming and expensive to produce than an orchestral score. Jarre's electronic scores from the 80s also include Fatal Attraction, The Year of Living Dangerously, Firefox and No Way Out. A number of his scores from that era also feature electronic / acoustic blends, such as Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The Mosquito Coast and Jacob's Ladder. Jarre received three Academy Awards and received a total of nine nominations, eight for Best Original Score and one for Best Original Song. He also won three Golden Globes and was nominated for ten. The American Film Institute ranked Jarre's score for Lawrence of Arabia #3 on their list of the greatest film scores. His scores for the following films were also nominated for the list:
  • 1990
    Age 65
    In 1990 Jarre was again nominated for an Academy Award scoring the supernatural love story/thriller Ghost.
    More Details Hide Details His music for the final scene of the film is based on "Unchained Melody" composed by fellow film composer Alex North. Other films for which he provided the music include his passionate love theme from Fatal Attraction (1987), and the moody electronic soundscapes of After Dark, My Sweet (1990). He was well respected by other composers including John Williams, who stated on Jarre's death, "(He) is to be well remembered for his lasting contribution to film music we all have been enriched by his legacy." Jarre's television work includes the score for the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977), directed by Franco Zeffirelli, Shōgun (1980), and the theme for PBS's Great Performances.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 59
    From 1984 to his death, he was married to Fong F. Khong (1984–2009).
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  • 1976
    Age 51
    He was again nominated for an Academy Award for scoring The Message in 1976 for the director and producer Moustapha Akkad.
    More Details Hide Details He followed with Witness (1985) and Dead Poets Society (1989), for which he won a British Academy Award. In the 1970s and 1980s, Jarre turned his hand to science fiction, with scores for The Island at the Top of the World (1974), Dreamscape (1984), Enemy Mine (1985), and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). The latter is written for full orchestra, augmented by a chorus, four grand pianos, a pipe organ, digeridoo, fujara, a battery of exotic percussion, and three ondes Martenot, which feature in several of Jarre's other scores, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Bride and Prancer. The balalaika features prominently in Jarre's score for Doctor Zhivago.
  • FORTIES
  • 1965
    Age 40
    In 1965, Jarre married French actress Dany Saval; together they had a daughter, Stephanie Jarre.
    More Details Hide Details He next married American actress Laura Devon (1967–84), resulting in his adopting her son, Kevin Jarre, a screenwriter, with credits on such films as Tombstone and Glory (1989).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 36
    In 1961 Jarre's music career experienced a major change when British film producer Sam Spiegel asked him to write the score for the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean.
    More Details Hide Details The acclaimed score won Jarre his first Academy Award and he would go on to compose the scores to all of Lean's subsequent films. He followed with The Train (1964) and Grand Prix (1966), both for director John Frankenheimer, and in between had another great success in David Lean's Doctor Zhivago, which included the lyricless tune "Lara's Theme" (later the tune for the song "Somewhere My Love"), and which earned him his second Oscar. He worked with Alfred Hitchcock on Topaz (1969); though Hitchcock's experiences on the film were unhappy, he was satisfied with Jarre's score, telling him "I have not given you a great film, but you have given me a great score." His score for David Lean's Ryan's Daughter (1970), set in Ireland, completely eschews traditional Irish music styles, owing to Lean's preferences. The song "It was a Good Time," from Ryan's Daughter went on to be recorded by musical stars such as Liza Minnelli who used it in her critically acclaimed television special Liza with a Z as well as by others during the 1970s. He contributed the music for Luchino Visconti's The Damned (1969), and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King (1975).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1951
    Age 26
    He became director of the Théâtre National Populaire and recorded his first film score in France in 1951.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Jarre was born in Lyon, France, in 1924, the son of Gabrielle Renée (née Boullu) and André Jarre, a radio technical director.
    More Details Hide Details He first enrolled in the engineering school at the Sorbonne, but decided to pursue music courses instead. He left the Sorbonne against his father's will and enrolled at the Conservatoire de Paris to study composition and harmony and chose percussion as his major instrument.
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