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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (French: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) is a 1964 musical romantic drama film directed and written by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo.The music was composed by Michel Legrand.The film dialogue is entirely sung as recitative, including casual conversation, and is sung-through, or through-composed like some operas and stage musicals.

All Rights Reserved Contact Us Privacy Policy Notice of FTC Compliance Log in. Previously available in a boxset with other great Demy Blu-ray restorations, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG is finally released as a stand-alone Blu-ray disc. This mature look at first love, without judging the young protagonists, is a welcome change to the portrayal that it’s the be all and end all, and even though the end is truly powerful, it is not sappy or overblown in the slightest.

From the picture to the sound, it's incredible the work they were able to accomplish on this 50+ year old release; As if the film was made yesterday. BFI Musicals!

Most of them are a bit melodramatic for my taste, and typically the music might not gel with anything that I find myself listening to in my spare time. I was not disappointed. Low Frequency Extension: Some of the bigger moments in the score add some extra value to the LFE channel. ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ is an elegant portrait of young love that swings like a metronome from ecstasy to sorrow. Instead, it sets its own playful and inventive rules, resulting in a perfectly realised, truly original and captivating one-off. Cinépanorama (1.33:1; 1080p/24; 00:11:15) – Director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand are interviewd about The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in this 1964 episode of the French television program. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Ah, Jacques Demy's delightful 'Les Parapluies de Cherbourg', with its wonderful score by Michel Legrand, and the radiant Catherine Deneuve, now available on Blu-ray. This is one 5.1 mix that may not have even been worth the effort. The sound restoration for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg was carried out using the original 1963 mono mix, the 1992 Dolby SR optical negative, and the 1992 restoration’s digital multitrack tapes. Director: Jacques Demy.

As his next project he enlisted the composer Michel Legrand and began to write a musical where every line in the film would be sung. The range is still limited, and will not blow away people that are used to Michael Bay films, but for everybody else, it sounds great.

I purchased it for my mother who is 91 and not so nice about my gifts over the years. The other reasons the film is a success are obvious to any viewer. (I know he was gone about 2 years and that there was little communication between them, via phone or correspondence.)

Directed by Jacques Demy. The first of its three parts was exquisite (the film is divided into three parts/chapters)--I loved that part...and maybe the beginning of the 2nd part. THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG [1964/2013] [50th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] Fresh and Unpretentious Elegance! There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.

Now Beautifully Restored in Breathtaking Colour! The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is quite ambitious and plenty engaging. (Will not be published) (Required). When this tragedy of young love has ended, one realizes that it is a film of such romantic beauty and truth, of old styles and new coming together for something so different, that it really could only have been born out of the experimentation of the nouvelle vague. Legends Of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray Review). Thirty years after its release in 1964, this poignant romantic drama, in which virtually all of the dialogue is sung, was badly in need of restoration. Central to the film’s charm and appeal however, is its scene-stealing, ice-cool star Catherine Deneuve in one of her earliest and most iconic roles.”, Musicals! It was a hit in France and would be nominated for multiple Oscars, including Best Foreign Film, Best Song and …
Demy was intent on filling up each scene with so much to look at and the film is visually off the charts. Demy pulls off an incredible ending that people will not forget any time soon. This entry is filed under Blu-ray Reviews, The Criterion Collection .
Composer Michel Legrand composed the score that is modeled on normal conversation, no fancy rhymes or funny rhythms here.

When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly.

I find them too sugary and contrived. Surround Sound Presentation: Thanks to the 5.1 surround track, a fine job has been done to create a wonderful balance in how the audio is heard. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. Flesh Tones: Facial textures are great. While the sound is clear, the stereo separation is subtle and the surround channels hardly come into play. That’s right. Distraught, she finally tells her mother, who begins to match-make and finds a suitor for her daughter in the wealthy young diamond merchant Roland Cassard (Marc Michel). HOME | ABOUT | ADVERTISE | CONTACT | FAQs | FRIENDS | STAFF