January 11, 2007


It seems that my inaugural post will feature variations on film scores. Those of you who have seen Jean-Luc Godard's new wave classic "Contempt" ("Le Mepris", 1963) will no doubt recognize "Theme de Camille" from Georges Delerue's melodramatic score. The piece was covered in 1989 by John Zorn's high-intensity Naked City ensemble, which included jazz guitarist Bill Frissell and Yamatsuka Eye (The Boredoms). Next up are the title piece from François De Roubaix's score for Jean-Pierre Melville's neo-noir film "Le Samouraï" (1967) and a 2005 remix by Nicolas Errera included on the CD release. Most importantly, both films come highly recommended.

Georges Delerue - "Theme de Camille"
Naked City - "Contempt"
François De Roubaix - "Le Samouraï"
"Le Samouraï (Nicolas Errera Remix)"

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