In 1970, Francis Lai won the Oscar for best soundtrack for the soundtrack of Arthur Hiller's film Love Story.
Who hum "Chabadabada" the most famous French cinema? Francis Lai, the composer and musician behind this flagship Claude Lelouch A man and a womanHe died at the age of 86, announced on Wednesday (November 7th) the mayor of Nice.
Born in Nice, this amateur accordion and piano made his first steps with the poet and singer Bernard Dimey, and wrote songs in the grit of time. He wrote some of the greatest hits of the French song for Edith Piaf.Berlin ManYves Montant (Dalida or Juliette Greco) for Philippe LéotardBike) and Nicole Martin (Good evening, Tristesse)
Oscar for the best soundtrack
But especially with his collaboration with director Claude Lelouch, which allowed him to enter the legend. With its first success A man and a womanIn 1966 Palme was crowned with Or '. The film was filmed more than 200 times the legendary theme sung by Nicole Croisille. The cooperation between the two men continues. In 1970 Francis Lai won the Oscar for Best Film for his work. love story Arthur Hiller. Theme Where To Start Immediately taken by Andy Williams and taken over by Mireille MathieuA love story).
Loyalist, composer, continued his work with all his career Claude Lelouch, also planchait on the music of the latest film planned for theaters in 2019, Most Beautiful Years – cult film track A man and a woman. Edith and Marcel (1982, by I was waiting for you By Charles Aznavour, A Man and a Woman: Twenty Years Already (1986) The route of a spoiled child (1988) won him his first Caesar; There are days … and months (1990).
Francis Lai will write more than 100 songs for more than 100 films and more than 600 songs. He also studied with Claude Zidi several times. ripoux (1984) Ripoux against Ripoux (1989) and ripoux 3 (2003).
The lesser-known but equally popular Francis Lai worked on the voice of FR3 at ORTF. "Les Etoiles du cinéma" created the credits of the show.
"Her melodies had a crazy appeal."
"This is the death of Francis Lai, this great composer with the tremendous sorrow I've learned from Nice"Writes Christian Estrosi and states that Nice will pay tribute to him: "I'm going to offer to his family, after a while, to give his name to a symbolic place."
On Twitter, Gilles Jacob, former president of the Cannes Film Festival, welcomed him:
"Hi sorrow: He has to say this. He won't write more points. His melodies had a crazy charm, and he!"