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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2010 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Georges Delerue created one his most romantic, perhaps the most romantic, film score for this Bruce Beresford directed comedy featuring Tom Selleck and Paulina Porizkova.

The scores makes great use of the cymbalum to invoke the eastern european atmosphere, as well as featuring adventure, pastoral, horror, and comedic elements.

But what really distinguishes this score is the ravishing and lush main theme/love theme based on the words "her alibi," there really is nothing like it. Georges Delerue rerecorded the end titles, which was replaced in the film by a Randy Newman song, for the London Sessions recordings, as well as recording a pop song based on the main theme.

My love for this film score is so great, that I uploaded every scene that contains music:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgEW_U_Y6XB0qEf4uuj2wFFkCNyC3y4fg

And here are some highlights:








What beautiful music!

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2010 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

Thanks so much for doing this. I always had a soft spot for this film, and the music is great. Going to listen through each video now.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2010 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Yeah, I've always loved this sweeping love theme. I prefer to forget the song though. I fortunately don't hear the words "Her Alibi" in my head as I hear the theme. That would cheapen it (for me.)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2010 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

Hi everybody. I'm new to this board. I've been a film music enthousiast for 30 years (I'm 42 now). Like a lot of you, I got into this genre with John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith (The Empire strikes back did it for me). I hosted a film program on a local radio station (I live in Belgium) from 1990 until 2001 and I played a lot (!) of film music, trying to get people to notice all these beautiful scores.
Only the last two years have I truly discovered composers like Miklos Rosza and Georges Delerue. And especially that last one has become an absolute favorite of mine. Thanks to Maleficio and his posts I've learned to appreciate, make that 'adore' this man's music. I've bought no less than 15 Delerue scores in the last two years and I've ordered 'Un homme amoureux' and 'A Summer Story'. No one can break your heart like Delerue. I now rate him as high as John and Jerry. So please keep these scores coming.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2010 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Hi everybody. I'm new to this board. I've been a film music enthousiast for 30 years (I'm 42 now). Like a lot of you, I got into this genre with John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith (The Empire strikes back did it for me). I hosted a film program on a local radio station (I live in Belgium) from 1990 until 2001 and I played a lot (!) of film music, trying to get people to notice all these beautiful scores.
Only the last two years have I truly discovered composers like Miklos Rosza and Georges Delerue. And especially that last one has become an absolute favorite of mine. Thanks to Maleficio and his posts I've learned to appreciate, make that 'adore' this man's music. I've bought no less than 15 Delerue scores in the last two years and I've ordered 'Un homme amoureux' and 'A Summer Story'. No one can break your heart like Delerue. I now rate him as high as John and Jerry. So please keep these scores coming.


Great to see my videos have increased awareness of the greatness that is Georges Delerue, I will be more than glad to post more videos of his unreleased scores.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2010 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Yes, it's a great service you're doing to Delerue, Maleficio. Thanks for these.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2011 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

This is the one unreleased Delerue score that I want before all others.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2011 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

This is the one unreleased Delerue score that I want before all others.

I second that!

James

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2011 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Now that Intrada apparently has access to the Warner Brothers vault, perhaps this score is in the pipeline.

I sure hope so!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2011 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Maleficio- I couldn't agree more wonderful, wonderful score, too bad the film tanked at the b.o.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2011 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

The love theme from this is spectacularly beautiful and the rerecording of it, along with the end titles from Delerue's brilliant JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO are my two most-visited pieces of Delerue magic. This man was a genius when it came to rapturous, memorable melodies.

I'd get this in an instant if it were released. That harp/oboe rendition during the haircutting scene is insanely beautiful, and complements the performances in that scene with such adroitness. Bravo!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2011 - 11:51 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Now that Intrada apparently has access to the Warner Brothers vault, perhaps this score is in the pipeline.

I sure hope so!



Let's add BEACHES and CADENCE to the list

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2011 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Any Delerue is an instant purchase for me now. Unfortunately I have missed several releases (Joe vs Volcano) which I hope will be re-released at some point.

Loving the samples for Her Alibi so hopefully that is one which will be coming soon. I think I'm right in saying that the last few Delerue releases have sold well which is a good sign and should encourage the labels to look at releasing more.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2011 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I think I'm right in saying that the last few Delerue releases have sold well which is a good sign and should encourage the labels to look at releasing more.

All the past limited edition Delerue releases from American labels, except for the Varese "VIVA MARIA/KING OF HEARTS," have sold out within a reasonable time.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2011 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

So it seems like the market maybe bigger then the labels realize, when something sells out, it surely means there must have been more people who wanted it and could not get it, this happens often with the horror film market, they never can meet the real demand of the market, always people wanting more then they offer.Let's hope we will get more Delerue product shortly , so much more to get.By any chance do you know the exact number of films Delerue scored and TV productions i got a rough estimate but not an exact one, i came closed with the exact when i had a fanzine on Delerue in the late 90's.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2011 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

I am inclined to agree that Her Alibi is about Delerue's most Romantic score (at least on this side of Interlude). And being directed by long-time collaborator Bruce Beresford, I can only wonder why he did not use Delerue's theme in the end credits. But it is a film that I turn to quite often. Funny (mostly thanks to William Daniels), sexy (just check-out the hair-cutting sceme, and of course charming as it can be.

Besides being a fan of Delerue, I'm also a Selleck fan. I even live nearby what was (maybe still is) one of his Florida homes (in Sarasota).

Now that Rich And Famous has been released, Her Alibi is my next wish for a Delerue album.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2011 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Her alibi-90- is running on encore on cable TV these days.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2011 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Bill Finn- you mentioned Interlude, yes that with Agnus of God is on my top 5 of Georges, when something is so good you don't forget the first time you heard it, it was a warm summer's day in 82, ironically the film was on Channel 5[Metromedia] in New York in the 70's but i never got around to check it out[it also got a network prime time TV showing before that[missed it] There was a record chain in New York in the 70's into the 80's it was called Titus Oaks[anyone from the east remember it?] and they had a wonderful selection of LP soundtracks, yes one store only 5 small blocks from my house, what a gift. i bought in those years 1000's of lp's. one of them was Interlude, when i first played it on a warm summer's day, it like made you fall in love[romantic] even if you were not in love, if you get my drift, very unique piece.Classic with a capital C. NEVER FORGET THAT EXPERIENCE.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2011 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

I watched my DVD last night. Still entertaining, funny, etc. Delerue's love theme just washes over you like a Spring day.

Dan - I can't remember where I watched Interlude. Probably on cable. I like Werner, but it wasn't the best possible way to make that story. Delerue's score was a big plus though. I can't remember, did Timi Yuro sing the title song in the film, or was she just on the album?

She really does have a low voice, but just SO perfect for that song.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2011 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Casanova score by Delerue was a charm, Delerue was a perfect option to score silent films when you think about it, because his style just blended perfectly with the flow of those films.

 
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