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 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, they weren't even speaking for a number of years. But I think the relationship ameliorated in the last few years of Maurice's life. What I don't know is if it ameliorated early enough for Jarre jr. to have some sort of impact on Jarre sr.'s 80s and 90s synth efforts. I doubt it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Nono   (Member)

If I ever get to do my Jean Michel Jarre interview, that's one of the questions I want to ask him. I know he had a rocky relationship to his father, because he abandoned them for Hollywood early on, but maybe there was some connection there later on. I think Jarre sr's best electronic score is JACOB'S LADDER (although it does contain acoustic elements).

Oh, I didn't know they had a falling-out of sorts.
It would indeed be interesting to hear Jarre jr. talk about his relationship to his father (professionally, first and foremost).



They had (almost) no relationship at all. Maurice Jarre divorced Jean-Michel's mother in 1953 and left both of them, long before he went to Hollywood.

No falling out, Maurice Jarre just didn't know what being a father meant.

He left nothing to his son in his will, not even a score sheet or one of his Oscars.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

That's not entirely accurate. They did "make up" -- to one degree or another -- in the later years of Maurice's life. Jean Michel speaks about this in the "Making the Steamroller Fly" documentary, if memory serves (I have it on DVD, and would need to double check).

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Nils   (Member)

I really hate the sounds of 80s keyboards, in particular the drum sounds, the chimesy pop-ballad electric piano, and those patches that seem to generally simulate what the strings might have played in an orchestral setting. (I will not simply refer to it as a string patch, as it may not have been.)

My taste in electronic music in general jumps from the 1970s to the 1990s, the latter of which is when most of the electronica that I like began to happen.


It sounds very 80s, no argument there. And sure, lots of 80s synth stuff has not aged well. But I still think RUNAWAY is one of the better efforts from the period.


Thanks to Nono and Thor for the information about the Jarres. Their relationship (or non-relationship) does indeed sound problematic.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Nono   (Member)

That's not entirely accurate. They did "make up" -- to one degree or another -- in the later years of Maurice's life. Jean Michel speaks about this in the "Making the Steamroller Fly" documentary, if memory serves (I have it on DVD, and would need to double check).


I said "almost". Apart from some contact, they had a more normal relationship only during the very last years of Maurice Jarre's life.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I guess JMJ talks a bit about that in his french autobiography?

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   DJS   (Member)

Should have been top 10 instead of 5...but if I [had] to pick only 5:

PHANTASM
TRON
TRANSFORMERS THE MOVIE
THIEF
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Bill Cooke   (Member)



Forbidden Planet
The Andromeda Strain
Sorcerer
Blade Runner
Escape from New York
The Terminator


 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

I really like Breath by Harry Gregson Williams.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)


If I ever get to do my Jean Michel Jarre interview, that's one of the questions I want to ask him. I know he had a rocky relationship to his father, because he abandoned them for Hollywood early on, but maybe there was some connection there later on.


Back in '93, when I interviewed Maurice Jarre for FSM, I asked if he'd ever considered collaborating with Jean-Michel...

PAM: Having done much electronic work, have you ever desired to collaborate with your son, Jean Michel, on a film score or other musical endeavor?

MJ: (laughs) Well no, because he does his thing, and I do my thing. To me its like asking, "Why don't you collaborate with John Williams for an orchestral score, or with Kitaro for an electronic score?" Besides that, Jean Michel is just not that interested in doing films. He prefers to do his own thing, which more a combination of sound and lights and laser beams and fireworks. This question has been brought up before, and we laugh about it together, because like the saying goes, "To many cooks in the kitchen does not make a nice broth". It would probably be a disaster!

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2021 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Ray92   (Member)


NAVY SEALS - Sylvester Levay



Excellent score! I want to listen to the full soundtrack tonight.

I especially like the track Funeral. The melody is very touching!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQBPZJ7yL8Y&list=PLIBldxeFxtnUoyCe3afb7pplVUZxD1Nj9&index=9

When I die, I want this cue to play at my funeral!)

 
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