Maurice Jarre

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Maurice Jarre

French composer and conductor add

Category: Music

Born in 1924.

Countries: United States (46%), (21%), France (18%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Jerry Goldsmith, Edouard Lalo

Linked to: University of Paris, PBS




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Maurice Jarre was born in 1924 add something


He became director of the "Théâtre National Populaire" and recorded his first film score in France in 1951 add something


Frederic Rossif - Several of his 1960s films were scored by the celebrated French composer Maurice Jarre


In 1961 Jarre's music career experienced a major change when British film producer Sam Spiegel asked him to write the score for the 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia", directed by David Lean add something


Edouard Lalo - In 1962, composer Maurice Jarre used a theme from Lalo's "Piano Concerto" for the exotic score to "Lawrence of Arabia"


In 1965, he married French actress Dany Saval add something


Laura Devon - In 1967, she married film composer Maurice Jarre and retired from acting


In the 1970s and 1980s, Jarre turned his hand to science fiction, with scores for "The Island at the Top of the World" , "Dreamscape" , "Enemy Mine" , and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" add something


The song "It was a Good Time," from "Ryan's Daughter" went on to be recorded by musical stars such as Liza Minnelli who used it in her critically acclaimed television special "Liza with a Z" as well as by others during the 1970s add something


Jerry Goldsmith - Goldsmith earned more critical praise with his score to the 1975 epic period adventure film "The Wind and the Lion", which, true to the style of such Golden Age scores as Maurice Jarre's "Lawrence of Arabia", relied upon a diverse ensemble including many Moroccan instruments and a large percussion section


He was again nominated for an Academy Award for scoring "The Message" in 1976 for the director and producer Moustapha Akkad add something


The Message (1976 film) - The film was nominated for an Oscar in 1977 for Best Music, Original Score for the music by Maurice Jarre


Jarre wrote mainly for orchestras, but began to favour synthesized music in the 1980s add something


In 1990 Jarre was again nominated for an Academy Award scoring the supernatural love story/thriller "Ghost" add something


Numerous additional awards include ASCAP's "Lifetime Achievement award" in 1993 add something


Ghost (1990 film) - The soundtrack album was issued on Milan Records ; it was subsequently reissued in 1995 with two extra tracks, and later as part of Milan's "Silver Screen Edition" series with the extra tracks and an interview with Maurice Jarre


Jarre scored his last film in 2001, a television film about the Holocaust entitled "Uprising" add something


Maurice Jarre died in 2009 add something


Maurice Jarre died on 28 March 2009 after a battle with cancer add something


Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - A double CD containing only Maurice Jarre's original music was issued in 2010 on Tadlow Music/Silva Screen Records