Cosma Cinema Collection Vol. 22 includes the soundtracks to films by Claude Zidi: Inspecteur la Bavure, Banzaï, Les Rois Du Gag, L'aile ou la cuisse, Vous n'aurez pas l'Alsace et la Lorraine.
Pierre Vidal prend la direction de la banque pendant que son directeur est en vacances. Les responsabilités le transforment et il devient très vite impossible à vivre. La valise appartenant à un gros client et contenant des papiers importants est dérobée. Pierre décide de la récuperer et entraîne sa fiancée, Janet, à la recherche des voleurs…
The whole intrigue is centered around carte-blanche documents kept in a vault. Whoever fills in the blank becomes the owner of a revue. Big money is involved. The nephew of the owner of the vault is trying to cheat his uncle and have his name in the documents. Everything is even more complicated because the manager of the bank has a finger in the pie, too. Who but a humble bank-teller (Pierre Richard) will ruin the scheme? He is involved in a wild chase both in France and Britain.
Pierre Durois is a bumbling school teacher with an eye for the older female students; his father is a reputable surgeon who is running for Mayor. There's a film shooting crew in town and the paparazzi are around too. Zaney antics follow with typical French coincidences to heighten the comic elements.
Professeur de mathématiques dans un lycée de jeunes filles, Pierre Durois est contraint de bâcler ses cours pour honorer les engagements qu'il prend par ailleurs. Sollicité par son père, célèbre chirurgien et maire de la ville, forcé par un austère proviseur et imploré par un ami journaliste, Pierre, dans sa classe, doit écrire les discours électoraux de la future campagne, corriger les copies d'un collègue malade et, enfin, rédiger un article à sensation à partir de clichés scandaleux, sur la présence en ville de la star Jackie Logan…
A movie about a good-for-nothing stuntman called Mike Gaucher who can't do one single job without something going wrong. His fiancée wants to kill him, the film studios don't want to give him any more work and, as King Kong for a promotion in a supermarket, he winds up destroying some display shelves. The only role he plays well is pretending not to be able to hear, speak and walk in order to get money from the government. Then along comes the "beautiful" actor called Bruno Ferrari.
Chasse-croisé acrobatique entre deux cascadeurs. Ils voudraient se marier mais des circonstances malencontreuses les obligent à retarder l'heureux évenement. Décidement, la plus périlleuse des cascades sera pour tous les deux, de se passer l'alliance au doigt !
Vladimir Cosma became a highly regarded and hugely prolific soundtrack composer for the French cinema in the 60s and 70s.
Cosma is a stellar example of the rich traditon of French movie composers, from Auric to Delerue to Desplat. Like them, he seems to effortlessly breathe melodies.
After her studies at music school, Moscow (1972–1980, diploma in Piano, Summa cum laude), Marina Tchebourkina graduated in 1984 from Academic Music College under the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (4-year cycle), where she recieved her diploma Summa cum laude in Music Theory, with specializations in Piano and in Organ…
Despite the all-star cast, this comedy with a somewhat odd story did not have much success. The soundtrack was written by Claude Bolling following his Borsalino success with Alain Delon. Four tracks were released on CD, with most of themes using the religious theme of the film as a starting point, adding a modern jazz touch to do a cross-over in a similar way to Borsalino. The classical aria main theme and the wild church organ solos are not much of interest outside of the film, although there is one interesting shake.
Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has devoted many creative energies to Bach, and it shows in this reading of Debussy favorites (and a few less common works): Hewitt's is a rather precise and tempo-consistent Debussy, light on the atmospherics but with technical agility to spare. What you'll think of this may well depend on how you see the nature of Debussy's break with the French Romantic tradition: did it involve a dryness of expression, or is the usual hazy vision the right one?
Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson is an album by Bud Shank recorded in late 1956 for the Pacific Jazz label.
Bud Shank began his career pigeonholed as a cool schooler, but those who listened to the altoist progress over the long haul knew that he became one of the hottest, most original players of the immediate post-Parker generation. Lumped in with the limpid-toned West Coast crowd in the '50s, Shank never ceased to evolve; in his later years, he had more in common with Jackie McLean or Phil Woods than with Paul Desmond or Lee Konitz…