Tuesday, June 20, 2017

4m2 L'Autre Valse d'Amélie

Today we continue our whimsical adventure through Yann Tiersen's music to Amélie. While much of the score originates from Tiersen's back catalogue, there is some exceptional original music we've yet to cover. Let's start with one of our very favorite pieces from the score, L'autre valse d'Amélie, a melodious delight emblematic of our heroine. We explore just how beautifully her two primary themes (both of them waltzes) embody the sun and moon of her persona. Next is one of the film's most recognized pieces, Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi. Breaking character somewhat from the rest of the score, this flowing piano ballad seems to reflect not the yesteryear of Amélie's fantasies, but the contemporary world she truly lives in. We close with another lovely selection composed specifically for the film, Le moulin. "Sans toi, les émotions d'aujourd hui ne seraient que la peau morte des émotions d'aut"

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain - Yann Tiersen - 2001 - Canal+ (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dir,)
- L'autre Valse d'Amélie
- Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi
- Le moulin

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