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ベストフレンズ/ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER
RICH AND FAMOUS/ ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER

価格(税込): ¥3,663

レーベル: FSM
品番: FSM-VOL14-NO02
発売日:
フォーマット: 1CD

2名の偉大なフランス人作曲家による2本の“女性映画”のサウンドトラックを同時収録!いずれも世界初リリースです!まず1作目はジョルジュ・ドルリューの「ベストフレンズ」。1981年のジャクリーン・ビセット、キャンディス・バーゲン主演映画。もう一作は、ミシェル・ルグランのトリッシュ・ヴァン・ディーヴァー主演映画「ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER」のサウンドトラック。いずれもマスター・テープからリマスター完全収録。2000枚限定盤。

『ベストフレンズ』・・・「旧友」(43)のリメイクだが、冒頭、飛行機のトイレの中で情事に耽けるJ・ビセット(着陸体勢に入ると同時にエクスタシーに達する)に度肝を抜かれてしまう。この時80歳を既に越えていたジョージ・キューカーが監督である。名門女子大の学生寮で同室だった親友同士は、互いに文学の道を志すが、片や結婚に失敗し娘を一人で育てながら流行の通俗小説家となり(バーゲン)、一方は乱れた男性遍歴を経つつ純文学作家として立っている(ビセット)。ビセットの“最新”の恋人を奪い去るバーゲンの18歳の娘役でメグ・ライアンが銀幕デビューを飾った。1981年米。

This Film Score Monthly “two-fer” brings together two scores for what might be called “women’s pictures” by two of the finest French composers ever to write for le cinema: Georges Delerue and Michel Legrand. Although Rich and Famous and One Is a Lonely Number take vastly different approaches to women’s lives and relationships, their composers bring a common sensitivity and an intuitive aura of romance to both pictures.

Rich and Famous (1981) was a remake of Old Acquaintance (1940). It starred Candice Bergen and Jacqueline Bisset as longtime friends who become successful writers?albeit of very different types. Their relationship weathers betrayal and loss until a poignant reconciliation brings them together again at the end.

Georges Delerue’s romantic and lyrical score (one of the first he composed after moving to Hollywood in 1980) anticipates the kind of music he would write for later female-centric American movies like Agnes of God, Crimes of the Heart and Steel Magnolias. In some ways, it works against the contemporary edginess of the story and dialogue, contributing old-fashioned heart and emotion to the film. The memorable main theme, for example, is a gentle siciliana in 6/8 time with sweet modal harmonies.

One Is a Lonely Number starred Trish Van Devere as a young wife who is shocked to learn that her husband is leaving her after four years of marriage. The film chronicles her pain, loneliness and heartbreak as she tries to win him back, although she ultimately concludes that she can make it on her own and willingly agrees to the divorce.

Michel Legrand’s score is based almost entirely on a wistful, yearning melody that is musically simple?but his sophisticated sense of orchestral color and his rich jazz-based harmonic palate assure musical variety and dramatic aptness throughout the film. The score also includes a seductive, bossa nova-flavored vocal sung by the composer himself.

Both scores?never before available in any format?are complete and mastered from the original ?” 3-track stereo studio recordings. FSM’s presentation includes film stills and detailed notes by Cary Wong, Alexander Kaplan and Frank K. DeWald.
*FILM SCORE MONTHLYより抜粋

トラックリスト

1. Main Title 3:33
2. The Radiation Room/The Explosion/No Pops, Not Him 4:03
3. The Big Fight 1:36
4. Cemetery Scene 2:03
5. Eye of the Cyclops/Alex Plants the Bomb 1:41
6. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss) 1:36
7. Breaking Wind Montage 3:53
8. Dusk Drive By/Camille and Gun 1:19
9. Dan Finds the Bomb/Disarming the Bomb 4:07
10. Bush & Camille & Kurtz & Claude 1:29
11. Springfield Sequence 2:37
12. Claude & Sybil 1:13
13. Harbinger Curve 2:57
14. Kitty in Jeopardy/Kitty, I’m Coming/Dan Rescues Kitty 4:24
15. Faith/You’re Just in Love (Irving Berlin) 1:37
16. The Rescue 5:16
17. End Title 2:13

Total Time: 43:59

Bonus Tracks?

18. Welcome to the Oriental Lounge/Six Months to Live/Doggie Doctor/Wedding March (Mendelssohn)/Tangerine (Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger) (Tommy Joyce Medley) “Tommy Joyce” Special Material Composed by Murphy Dunne 2:35
19. Faith/Everything’s Coming Up Roses (Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim) 1:24
20. Air on a G String (J.S. Bach) 2:46
21. L’Inverno?Winter, Op. 8, No.4 (Antonio Vivaldi) 2:16?

Total Time: 11:28

Total Disc Time: 55:27