Tag Archives: Jacques Demy

Agnés Varda, 1928–2019

In the clip above, renowned (and beloved) French filmmaker Agnés Varda holds a TED talk in Venice Beach back in 2017. In it she talks about her career and the three themes that have guided her in life – inspiration, creation and sharing – and what that means in practice. Varda held this lecture on … Continue reading Agnés Varda, 1928–2019

Michel Legrand, 1932–2019

One of the most classic composers of film music passed away yesterday. Michel Legrand was 86 years old. He gained international recognition with his scores for Jacques Demy films, which took him to Hollywood. One of the Oscars he won was for this haunting song, “The Windmills of Your Mind”, heard in The Thomas Crown Affair … Continue reading Michel Legrand, 1932–2019

Umbrellas of Cherbourg: Say It With a Song

American film critic John Simon once noted that the audience at the Paris premiere of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg wept and the critics were ecstatic. He thought it would have made more sense the other way round. Simon was able to resist the charms of Jacques Demy’s film, but it has become a much-loved classic. … Continue reading Umbrellas of Cherbourg: Say It With a Song