Aznavour - My Life, My Songs, My Films
- Author (s): Charles Aznavour - Philippe Durant - Vincent Perrot
- Publisher: Editions De La Martinière
- Publication: 08/10/2015
- Number of pages: 232
- Number of books: 1
- Shipping: 1302
- Dimensions: 28.50 x 24.20 x 2.30
Charles Aznavour, the artist with 180 million records sold, would almost make you forget that he is also an actor, who has toured with the greatest directors. He who, at his beginnings in the song is criticized for his physique of Mr. Everybody, his small size, his gestures, his voice, takes his revenge thanks to the cinema. It was with La Tête contre les Murs by Georges Franju (1958) that his career began to take off. Les Dragueurs by Jean-Pierre Mocky (1959), Shoot the pianist by François Truffaut (1960), the big popular success Un taxi pour Tobrouk by Denys de La Patellière (1960) with Lino Ventura, Le Tambour by Volker Schlöndorff (1979) followed. ), The Ghosts of the Hatter by Claude Chabrol (1982) ... He will shoot more than 80 films. In this book, inspired by the documentary Aznavour, come see the actor, the singer confides in Vincent Perrot with humor and a flawless memory. He recalls his stories of friendship with Edith Piaf, Jean Cocteau, Lino Ventura, Peter Sellers ... Step by step, he retraces his career, a life he led drastically, never ceasing to sing, to turn films, to do concerts. A complete artist.
Born in 1924, Charles Aznavour is a unique singer-songwriter, who has more than 1,200 songs in his repertoire and already has nearly 70 years of career behind him. He has sung around the world, in 8 different languages, and has sold more than 180 million records to date. In parallel, he starred in more than 80 films. Since 2008, he is Ambassador of Armenia and Permanent Representative of this country to the UN. Journalist and radio and television host, Vincent Perrot is an informed cinephile, specialist in film scores. In 2010, he directed the first official documentary on the life and career of Jean-Paul Belmondo, which the following year was officially selected at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, he produced and directed Aznavour, come see the actor (52 '), adorned with numerous testimonials from personalities (Francis Huster, Claude Lelouch ...), with the support and screen presence of Charles Aznavour. Journalist and radio host, Philippe Durant has published numerous works related to the 7th art, including the biographies of Simone Signoret, Jean-Paul Belmondo or that of the dialogue writer, screenwriter and director Michel Audiard.