Maurice Jarre Biography (1924-)

Full name, Maurice-Alexis Jarre; born September 13, 1924, in Lyon, France; immigrated to the United States, 1964, naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Andre (a radio technical director) and Gabrielle (maiden name, Boullou) Jarre; married France Pejot, 1946 (divorced); married Dany Saval (an actress), January 30, 1965 (divorced); married Laura Devon, December 30, 1967 (divorced); marriedKhong Fui Fong, December 6, 1984; children: (first marriage) Jean-Michel (acomposer); (second marriage) Stephanie; some sources also cite a son Kevin (ascreenwriter). Addresses: Contact: c/o Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Composer, conductor
Birth Details
September 13, 1924
Lyon, France

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Music Director
  • Ton ombre est la mienne (also known as Your Shadow Is Mine), 1962
  • The Train (also known as Le train and Il treno), United Artists, 1964
  • Weekend at Dunkirk (also known as Week-end a Zuydcoote), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • The Night of the Generals (also known as La nuit des generaux), Columbia, 1967
  • The Damned, Warner Bros., 1969
  • The Extraordinary Seaman, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969
  • Topaz, Universal, 1969
  • El Condor, National General, 1970
  • Pope Joan (also known as The Devil's Imposter), Columbia, 1972
  • The Man Who Would Be King, Allied Artists, 1975
  • Mohammed, Messenger of God (also known as The Message), Tarik, 1976
  • The Magician of Lublin (also known as Der Magier and Ha-kosem mi'Lublin), Cannon, 1979
  • Lion of the Desert (also known as Omar Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert), United Film Distributors, 1980
  • Resurrection, Universal, 1980
  • The Last Flight of Noah's Ark, Buena Vista, 1980
  • Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Top Secret!, Paramount, 1984
  • Musical Conductor
  • The Big Gamble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961
  • The Longest Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • (Uncredited) Lawrence of Arabia, Columbia, 1962
  • Behold a Pale Horse, Columbia, 1964
  • The Train (also known as Le train and Il treno), United Artists, 1964
  • Dr. Zhivago, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • Is Paris Burning? (also known as Paris brule-t-il?), Paramount, 1966
  • The Professionals, American International Pictures, 1966
  • Grand Prix, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966
  • Gambit, Universal, 1966
  • The Night of the Generals (also known as La nuit des generaux), Columbia, 1967
  • Five Card Stud, Paramount, 1968
  • The Fixer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Topaz, Universal, 1969
  • The Only Game in Town, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Ryan's Daughter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Pope Joan (also known as The Devil's Imposter), Columbia, 1972
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972
  • The Last Tycoon, Paramount, 1976
  • Shout at the Devil (also known as Rudyard Kipling's Shout at the Devil), American International Pictures, 1976
  • March or Die, Columbia, 1977
  • Firefox, Warner Bros., 1982
  • A Passage to India, Columbia, 1984
  • The Bride, Columbia, 1985
  • Mad Max, beyond Thunderdome (also known as Mad Max 3), Warner Bros., 1985
  • Enemy Mine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Tai-Pan, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Moon over Parador, Universal, 1988
  • Chances Are, TriStar, 1989
  • Prancer, Orion, 1989
  • Only the Lonely, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • School Ties, Paramount, 1992
  • Fearless (also known as Joyride), Warner Bros., 1993
  • A Walk in the Clouds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Sunshine (also known as A napfeny ize and Sunshine--EinHauch von Sonnenschein), 1999, Paramount, 2000
  • I Dreamed of Africa, Columbia, 2000
  • Other
  • Music performer, Enemy Mine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Music supervisor, The Mosquito Coast, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Music supervisor, Gaby--A True Story, TriStar, 1987
  • Orchestrator, Fatal Attraction (also known as Diversion), Paramount, 1987
  • Orchestrator, Ghost, Paramount, 1990
  • Television Work
  • Miniseries
  • Music conductor, Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Gesu di Nazareth), NBC, 1977
  • Music director, Shogun (also known as James Clavell's Shogun), NBC, 1980
  • Music conductor, Uprising, NBC, 2001
  • Other
  • Producer and music conductor, Lean by Jarre (special), PBS, 1993
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Lean by Jarre, PBS, 1993
  • Doctor Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic, PBS, 1995
  • Der Klang der Bilder, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Himself, La nuit des Cesars, 1986
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Scores
  • Hotel des invalides (short film), 1952
  • Le voyage d'Abdallah (short film), 1953
  • L'universe d'Utrillo (short film), 1954
  • Le grand silence (short film), 1955
  • Toute la memoire du monde (short film), 1956
  • La Theatre National Populaire (short film), 1956
  • Sur le pont d'Avignon (short film), 1956
  • Le feu aux poudres (also known as The Burning Fuse and X3, operazione dinamite), 1957
  • Bravo alpha (short film), 1957
  • La tete contre les murs (short film; also known as Head againstthe Wall and The Keepers), 1958
  • Le bel indifferent (short film), 1958
  • La generation du desert (short film), 1958
  • Le grand oeuvre (short film), 1958
  • Donne-moi la main (short film), 1958
  • Crack in the Mirror, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Eyes without a Face (also known as The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus, House of Dr. Rasanoff, Occhi senza volto, and Lesyeux sans visage), 1959
  • Les drageurs (also known as The Chasers, The Dredgers, and The Young Have No Morals), 1959
  • Vous n'avez rien a declarer?, 1959
  • Vel d'hiv (short film), 1959
  • Chronique provinciale (short film), 1959
  • La bete a l'affut, 1959
  • The Big Gamble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • La main chaude (also known as The Itchy Palm and La manocalda), 1960
  • Les etoiles de midi (also known as Stars at Noon), 1960
  • La corde raide (also known as Lovers on a Tightrope), 1960
  • Recours en grace (also known as Recourse in Grace and Tra due donne), 1960
  • Malrif, aigle royal (short film), 1960
  • Le tapis volant (short film), 1960
  • Le temps du ghetto (also known as The Witnesses), 1961
  • Pleins feux sur l'assassin (also known as Spotlight on a Murderer and Spotlight on Murder), 1961
  • Le president (also known as The President and Il presidente), 1961
  • Le puits aux trois verites (also known as Three Faces of Sin and Il pozzo delle tre verita), 1961
  • Sun in Your Eyes (also known as Le soleil dans l'oeil), 1962
  • Sundays and Cybele (also known as Cybele, Cybele ou lesdimanches de Ville d'Avray, and Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray), Davis-Royal/Columbia, 1962
  • The Longest Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Lawrence of Arabia, Columbia, 1962
  • (And song "I'm Gonna Spread My Wings"), Gambit, Universal, 1962
  • Therese Desqueyroux (also known as Therese), Pathe Contemporary, 1962
  • L'oiseau de paradis (also known as Dragon Sky), Speva/Alliance/F5, 1962
  • Les travestis du diable (short film), 1962
  • Ton ombre est la mienne (also known as Your Shadow Is Mine), 1962
  • Les oliviers de la justice (also known as The Olive Trees of Justice), 1962
  • Presence d'Albert Camus (short film), 1962
  • Mort, ou est ta victoire?, 1963
  • Un roi sans divertissement (also known as A King without Distraction), 1963
  • The Animals (also known as Les animaux), 1963
  • To Die in Madrid (also known as Mourir a Madrid), 1963
  • Pour l'Espagne (short film), 1963
  • Judex (also known as L'uomo in nero), Continental, 1964
  • Behold a Pale Horse, Columbia, 1964
  • Weekend at Dunkirk (also known as Week-end a Zuydcoote), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • The Train (also known as Le train and Il treno), United Artists, 1964
  • The Collector (also known as The Butterfly Collector), Columbia, 1965
  • Dr. Zhivago, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • (Uncredited) David Lean's Film of Doctor Zhivago, 1965
  • Encore Paris (short film), 1965
  • Is Paris Burning? (also known as Paris brule-t-il?), Paramount, 1966
  • The Professionals, American International Pictures, 1966
  • Grand Prix, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966
  • The Night of the Generals (also known as La nuit des generaux), Columbia, 1967
  • La vingt-cinquieme heure (also known as The 25th Hour, La 25e heure, and La venticinquesima ora), 1967
  • (And title song) Five Card Stud, Paramount, 1968
  • Villa Rides!, Paramount, 1968
  • The Fixer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora), Universal, 1968
  • Barbarella, Paramount, 1968
  • The Extraordinary Seaman, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969
  • Topaz, Universal, 1969
  • The Damned (also known as La caduta degli Dei, Goetterdaemmerung, and Die Verdammten), Warner Bros., 1969
  • Broceliande (short film), 1969
  • The Only Game in Town, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Ryan's Daughter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • El Condor, National General, 1970
  • Airborne (short film), 1970
  • Plaza Suite, Paramount, 1971
  • Red Sun (also known as Soleil rouge, Sole rosso, andSol rojo), National General, 1971
  • A Season in Hell (also known as Una stagione all'inferno),1971
  • Pope Joan (also known as The Devil's Imposter), Columbia, 1972
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972
  • Jean Vilar, une belle vie, 1972
  • Ash Wednesday, Paramount, 1973
  • The Mackintosh Man, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Mrs. Uschyck (short film), 1973
  • Grandeur nature (also known as Life Size, Love Doll,and Tamano natural), 1973
  • The Island at the Top of the World, Buena Vista, 1974
  • Mr. Sycamore, Film Venture, 1974
  • Great Expectations, Transcontinental Film Productions, 1975
  • Mandingo, Paramount, 1975
  • The Man Who Would Be King, Allied Artists, 1975
  • Posse, Paramount, 1975
  • Shout at the Devil, American International Pictures, 1976
  • The Last Tycoon, Paramount, 1976
  • Mohammed, Messenger of God (also known as The Message), Tarik, 1976
  • Al-risalah, 1976
  • Two Solitudes, New World-Mutual, 1977
  • March or Die, Columbia, 1977
  • The Spy Who Loved Me, United Artists, 1977
  • Lorenzaccio, 1977
  • Mon royaume pour un cheval, 1978
  • Crossed Swords (also known as The Prince and the Pauper), Warner Bros., 1978
  • La tortue sur le dos (also known as Like a Turtle on Its Back), 1978
  • (And song "The Magician") The Magician of Lublin (also known as Der Magier and Ha-kosem mi'Lublin), Cannon, 1979
  • Winter Kills, Avco Embassy, 1979
  • The Tin Drum (also known as Blaszany bebenek, Die Blechtrommel, and Le tambour), Argos Films, 1979
  • The American Success Company (also known as American Success, The Ringer, and Success), Columbia, 1979
  • The Black Marble, Avco Embassy, 1980
  • Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (also known as Vietnam: Hell or Glory), Sanrio, 1980
  • Resurrection, Universal, 1980
  • Lion of the Desert (also known as Omar Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert), United Film Distributors, 1980
  • (And song "Half of Me") The Last Flight of Noah's Ark, Buena Vista, 1980
  • Taps, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Circle of Deceit (also known as False Witness, Die Faelschung, and Le faussaire), United Artists, 1981
  • Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, 1981
  • Firefox, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Wrong Is Right, Columbia, 1982
  • Au nom de tous les miens (also known as For Those I Loved),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • The Year of Living Dangerously, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • The Life of Martin Gray, 1983
  • Top Secret!, Paramount, 1984
  • Dreamscape, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • A Passage to India, Columbia, 1984
  • Witness, Paramount, 1985
  • The Bride, Columbia, 1985
  • Mad Max, beyond Thunderdome (also known as Mad Max 3), Warner Bros., 1985
  • Enemy Mine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Solarbabies (also known as Solar Warriors), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986
  • Tai-Pan, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • The Mosquito Coast, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Gaby: A True Story, TriStar, 1987
  • Julia and Julia (also known as Giulia e Giulia), Cinecom, 1987
  • No Way Out, Orion, 1987
  • Fatal Attraction (also known as Diversion), Paramount, 1987
  • Shuto Shoshitsu (also known as Tokyo Blackout), 1987
  • Wildfire, Vestron, 1988
  • Gorillas in the Mist (also known as Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey), Universal, 1988
  • Distant Thunder, Paramount, 1988
  • Moon over Parador, Universal, 1988
  • Chances Are, TriStar, 1989
  • Dead Poets Society, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Prancer, Orion, 1989
  • Enemies: A Love Story, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Le palanquin des larmes (also known as The Palanquin of Tears), 1989
  • Solar Crisis (also known as Crisis 2050, Starfire, and Kuraishisu Niju-Goju Nen), Vidmark Entertainment, 1990
  • Ghost, Paramount, 1990
  • After Dark, My Sweet, Avenue Pictures, 1990
  • Jacob's Ladder (also known as Dante's Inferno), TriStar, 1990
  • Almost an Angel, Paramount, 1990
  • Fires Within (also known as Little Havana), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1991
  • Only the Lonely, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • The Setting Sun (also known as Rakuyo), 1991
  • The Shadow of the Wolf (also known as Agaguk), Triumph Releasing, 1992
  • School Ties, Paramount, 1992
  • Mr. Jones, TriStar, 1993
  • Fearless (also known as Joyride), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Song "Somewhere My Love," Super Mario Bros., Buena Vista, 1993
  • Music excerpts, A Hundred and One Nights (also known as One Hundred and One Nights), 1995
  • A Walk in the Clouds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • The Sunchaser, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Le jour et la nuit (also known as Day and Night and El dia y la noche), President Films, 1997
  • The Taste of Sunshine, Ascot Elite, 1999
  • Sunshine (also known as A napfeny ize and Sunshine--EinHauch von Sonnenschein), 1999, Paramount, 2000
  • I Dreamed of Africa, Columbia, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Die Blechtrommel--Erinnerungen von Volker Schloendorff (documentary short film), Kinowelt Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Also musical composer for numerous French films. Some of Jarre's compositions, notably the theme music from Lawrence of Arabia, have been featured in other films, including Moscow in Madrid, 1965, Buster, Hemdale, 1988, and The Mirror Has Two Faces, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996. The music from Ghost was featured in the television series Celeste siempre Celeste.
  • Television Music
  • Movies
  • De fil en aiguille, 1960
  • Les rustres, 1963
  • Great Expectations, NBC, 1974
  • The Silence, NBC, 1975
  • The Users, ABC, 1978
  • Theme music, "Verna: USO Girl," Great Performances, PBS, 1978
  • Ishi: The Last of His Tribe, HBO, 1978
  • Enola Gay, NBC, 1980
  • Coming Out of the Ice, CBS, 1982
  • The Sky's No Limit (also known as The Sky's the Limit), CBS, 1984
  • Samson and Delilah, ABC, 1984
  • (And song "Alone in the Night") Apology, HBO, 1986
  • Miniseries
  • Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Gesu di Nazareth), NBC, 1977
  • Mourning Becomes Electra, 1978
  • Shogun (also known as James Clavell's Shogun), NBC, 1980
  • Vendredi ou la vie sauvage (also known as Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday), 1981
  • The Murder of Mary Phagan, NBC, 1988
  • Specials
  • One of a Kind, CBS (some sources cite ABC), 1964
  • Theme music, "Guys and Dolls off the Record," Great Performances,PBS, 1992
  • Lean by Jarre, PBS, 1993
  • Theme music, "In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway," Great Performances, PBS, 1993
  • Theme music, "Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl," Great Performances, PBS, 1994
  • Series
  • Les amours celebres, 1961
  • The Survivors (also known as Harold Robbins' The Survivors), 1969
  • Episodic
  • Composer of theme music for "The Battleground," an episode of CimarronStrip.
  • Stage Compositions
  • Armide (opera-ballet), 1954
  • Facheuse rencontre (ballet), 1958
  • Loin de rueil (musical), 1961
  • Notre Dame de Paris (ballet), Paris Opera, Paris, 1966
  • Winter War (ballet), 1987, new version, 1998
  • Other ballets include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Maldroror, Masques de femmes, and The Murdered Poet. Also composer of orchestral works, including Mouvements en relief, 1953, Polyphoniesconcertantes, 1959, Mobiles, 1961, and Passacaille a la memoired'honegger.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 4: Writers and Production Artists, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Variety, August 30, 1999, p. A20

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