Conductor, Composed By – Michel Legrand. Design – Anthony Goldschmidt. Directed By – Robert Mulligan. French composer Michel Legrand won the 1971 Academy Award for best score for his work on the film Summer of '42, and his "Theme from Summer of '42" not only became a Top 40 instrumental hit in a recording by Peter Nero, but was also transformed, with lyrics added by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, into a song, "The Summer Knows," that attracted recordings. by Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Andy Williams, and others.
Summer Of '42 Lyrics. The summer smiles the summer knows And un-ashamed, she sheds her clothes The summer smoothes the restless sky And lovingly she warms the sand on which you lie. The summer knows the summer's wise She sees the doubts within your eyes And so she takes here summer time Tell the moon to wait and the sun to linger. Twists the world round her summet finger Let you see the wonder of it all And if you've learned your lesson well There's little more for her to tell One last cares it's time to dress for fall.
Summer of '42 is a 1971 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film based on the memoirs of screenwriter Herman Raucher (b. 1928). It tells the story of how Raucher, in his early teens on his 1942 summer vacation on Nantucket Island (off the coast of Cape Cod), embarks on a one-sided romance with a young woman, Dorothy, whose husband has gone off to fight in World War II.
French composer Michel Legrand won the 1971 Academy Award for best score for his work on the film Summer of '42, and his "Theme from Summer of '42" not only became a Top 40 instrumental hit in a recording by Peter Nero, but was also transformed, with lyrics added by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, into a song, "The Summer Knows," that attracted recordings.
Michel Legrand (born 24 February 1932) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Legrand is a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores in addition to many memorable songs. He is best known for his often haunting film music and scores, such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) featuring the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" for which he won his first Academy Award. In 2002 TCPalms interview, Herman Raucher mentions that the 1971 film with the same title gave birth to the book Summer of '42. Raucher wrote the screenplay for the 1971 film version. In 2002 TCPalms interview, Raucher revealed that the 1971 movie was written first. When the film was in post-production, someone told him to write the book about Summer of '42 to help publicize the picture.
MICHEL LEGRAND Orchestra "UN ETÉ 42" + PERCY FAITH Orchestra " A SUMMER PLACE". Michel legrand - I will wait for you - les parapluies de cherbourg. Michel Legrand - Theme from "Summer of '42".