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LES VECES ETAIENT FERMES DE L'INTERIEUR / LE CHASSEUR DE CHEZ MAXIM'S

Price(USD): $24.80

Label: MUSIC BOX
CD No: MBR-171
Release Date: 2020/05/04
Format: 1CD

In collaboration with Larghetto Music, Music Box Records is pleased to present the premiere CD release of two Paul Misraki scores: Les veces etaient fermes de l'interieur (directed by Patrice Leconte) and Le Chasseur de chez Maxim’s (directed by Claude Vital).

With its nonsensical spirit reminiscent of British humour, Patrice Leconte’s first feature film, Les veces etaient fermes de l’interieur, tells the story of police chief Pichard who investigates the death of a toilet attendant. Such is the synopsis of this cult film inspired by the adventures of Bougret and Charolles, two characters from the French comic book series Rubrique-a-brac. The script was co-written by Leconte and the author of said series, Marcel Gottlieb aka Gotlib. Paul Misraki’s music pays tribute to the refined codes of Hollywood film noir (the recurring use of cellos, spooky crescendo strings tremolos, the solo saxophone conveying a feeling of dangerous and toxic seduction…) with some offbeat and elegant style representing his lighter side.

For Le Chasseur de chez Maxim’s (Maxim's Porter), Paul Misraki composed a rejoicing collection of light dance pieces typical of the interwar period, in which the film is set. From the tango to the blues, to the fox-trot and the Charleston, the wide diversity of styles presented here is characteristic of Misraki’s work.

This present edition features the previously unreleased and complete score to Les veces etaient fermes de l'interieur and the remastered original LP program for Le Chasseur de chez Maxim’s (previously issued by Pathe Marconi EMI). The 8-page booklet features an essay by Nicolas Magenham discussing both films and scores. The release is limited to 300 units.

Track List

LES VECES ETAIENT FERMES DE L'INTERIEUR
1. Generique debut (01:41)
2. Theme de Gazul (01:22)
3. Pichard et Charbonnier (01:03)
4. Le musicien suspect (01:28)
5. Theme de Gazul #2 (01:32)
6. Flashback Gazul (00:28)
7. Madame Piazzorossicelli (01:36)
8. Theme de Gazul #3 (00:26)
9. Tarentelle marseillaise (00:49)
10. Gwendoline Kernadet (02:43)
11. Le mystere du carton a chapeau (01:34)
12. Theme de Gazul #4 (00:25)
13. La clinique du Dr. Buffard (02:13)
14. Gazul chez les fous (01:43)
15. Soiree chez le psy (02:09)
16. Theme de Gazul #5 (00:20)
17. La Marseillaise (00:50)
18. La police patauge (01:12)
19. Les aveux de Melchior Gazul (00:59)
20. Affaire classee (01:14)
21. Le mystere Gazul eclairci (01:48)
Total Time ? 28:28

LE CHASSEUR DE CHEZ MAXIM'S
22. Generique Chateau (01:32)
23. Maxim's Charleston (02:05)
24. Sweet Sweet Madonna (01:30)
25. Society One Step (01:05)
26. Tango Apasionado (03:16)
27. Remember New Orleans (00:59)
28. Strip Blues (01:21)
29. Red Rag (01:19)
30. Belle Germaine / Valse Boston (02:14)
31. Reprise Sweet Madonna (01:14)
32. Tango Exhibicion (02:27)
33. Totoche Fox (01:36)
34. Paso Doble a la Valenciana (02:02)
35. Kit Cat Cut Foxtrot (02:44)
36. Tamaraboum Die (Folklore) (01:52)
37. Un peu trop de champagne (01:05)
38. Amour et Finale (03:14)
Total Time ? 32:14

CD Total Time ? 60:44