skip navigation
Georges Delerue

Georges Delerue

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Georges Delerue - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what your looking for faster use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP


OR ... Click here to VOTE > for this person to be released on Home Video

Also Known As: Died: March 20, 1992
Born: March 12, 1925 Cause of Death: short illness
Birth Place: France Profession: composer, conductor, music director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Acclaimed international composer who first gained prominence with the emergence of the French New Wave. Delerue's prolific output includes ballets, operas, chamber pieces, orchestral works, a series of vocal melodies for the poems of Paul Eluard, and music for TV and plays.In the 1950s Delerue scored over 20 short films, including some documentaries directed by Alain Resnais. He moved into features with Pierre Kast's "Le Bel Age" (1959) and contributed memorable, evocative scores to New Wave features like Agnes Varda's "Opera-Mouffe" (1958), Resnais's "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959, the waltz theme on the jukebox), Truffaut's "Jules et Jim" (1961) and Godard's "Le Mepris/Contempt" (1963). Delerue's first US film was John Huston's "A Walk with Love and Death" (1969) and highlights of his prolific international career include "A Man for All Seasons" (1966), "Women in Love" (1969), "Julia" (1977) and "Platoon" (1986). His score for "A Little Romance" won the 1979 Oscar. Delerue's most frequent collaborators were Truffaut and Philippe De Broca, for whom he scored 16 films.

Acclaimed international composer who first gained prominence with the emergence of the French New Wave. Delerue's prolific output includes ballets, operas, chamber pieces, orchestral works, a series of vocal melodies for the poems of Paul Eluard, and music for TV and plays.

In the 1950s Delerue scored over 20 short films, including some documentaries directed by Alain Resnais. He moved into features with Pierre Kast's "Le Bel Age" (1959) and contributed memorable, evocative scores to New Wave features like Agnes Varda's "Opera-Mouffe" (1958), Resnais's "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959, the waltz theme on the jukebox), Truffaut's "Jules et Jim" (1961) and Godard's "Le Mepris/Contempt" (1963). Delerue's first US film was John Huston's "A Walk with Love and Death" (1969) and highlights of his prolific international career include "A Man for All Seasons" (1966), "Women in Love" (1969), "Julia" (1977) and "Platoon" (1986). His score for "A Little Romance" won the 1979 Oscar. Delerue's most frequent collaborators were Truffaut and Philippe De Broca, for whom he scored 16 films.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1950:
Conducted Darius Milhaud's score for "Scheherazade" at Avignon Festival
1950:
Commisioned by Jean Vilar for the music of his stage production, "La Mort de Danton" (date approximate)
1950:
Scored first short, Henri Lacoste's "Le Mystere du Quai Conti"
1950:
Scored over 20 short films
:
Served as musical director for a series of short films by Alain Resnais including "Toute la memoire du monde", "Le Mystere de l'atelier" and "Le Chant du styrene"
1959:
First feature as composer, Pierre Kast's "Le Bel Age"
1966:
Subject of Ken Russell TV documentary, "Don't Shoot the Composer"
1969:
First US film, John Huston's "A Walk with Love and Death"
1971:
Appeared as a conductor in Truffaut's "Two English Girls" (also wrote score)
1979:
Received Oscar for score to "A Little Romance"
1992:
Scored final film, Pierre Schoendoerfer's "Dien Bien Phu"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

Paris Conservatoire: -

Notes

Won the Grand Prix de Rome and First Prize for Musical Composition in 1949.

Named Commander of Arts and Letters.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Micheline Gautron. Married in 1959.
wife:
Colette Delerue. Second wife.

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Claire Delerue. Mother, Micheline Gautron.
step-daughter:
Emmanuelle Delerue. Daughter from Micheline Gautron's previous marriage.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute