Legrand To Score Orson Welles Film

I don’t revere film composer Michel Legrand the way I revere, say, Rota or Morricone. Still, I was excited to hear this news: The French composer and multiple Oscar- and Grammy-winner Legrand is scoring Orson Welles’ final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” Variety has learned. This will mark Legrand’s second Welles project. The veteran composer, whose work includes “Yentl,” “Summer of ’42,” “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” scored Welles’ last completed film, “F for Fake,” in 1974. Welles died in 1985. Legrand, 86, has been secretly working on the film since December. Orchestral recording began on Monday in Belgium and will continue with a jazz ensemble later this week in Paris.

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