The French composer celebrated film music.
The French composer of music, Francis Lai, who is the author of the award-winning iconic Oscar sunglasses for Love Story in 1970, died on Wednesday at the age of 86. The Mayor of Nice, Nice, Christian Estros, said on Thursday.
Lai began his musical career as an accordionist and member of vocal groups accompanying him, such as Edith Piaf, Juliette Greco and Yves Montand, for whom he also composed songs.
The key to his career was a meeting with director Claud Lelouch in the 1960s, when he composed his most famous songs.
Lai collaborated on 35 Lelouch films, of which he is probably the most famous melody of Man and Woman (1966), thanks to da-ba-da-ba-da, da-ba-da-ba-da turned to Sha-ba-da ba-da.
Glory Lai ended in the 70s when he won the American Oscar for the soundtrack to Love Story. He later received the Golden Globe Award.
Melody with grace
When the central melody was destroyed and the song "Where Do I Begin?" It was played by Williams' Andy & # 39; it was also very popular in hitadades. In Slovakia, she took into account her repertoire as Jana Kociánová as the song Where to Go.
In addition to Lelouch, Lai collaborated with other directors from France and Great Britain during his career. Among them were: Michael Winner, Terence Young, Peter Hall, René Clement, Bryan Forbes and Philippe de Broca.
He also composed songs for Sergei Reggiani, Dalida, Ella Fitzgerald and Johnny & Hallyday.
In his statement, the mayor of Nice said he wanted those who survived to suggest that some of the characteristic places in this South African city be named after Lai.
Gilles Jacob, former president of the Cannes Film Festival, in response to Lai's death, said his melodies have an incredible charm. The French Culture Minister, Franck Riester, wrote in the twelfth that Lai only had a few notes to make the films even more beautiful and moving.