April 13, 2005 |
A French appellate court Tuesday rejected an effort by French singing star Johnny Hallyday to recover the master tapes of his recordings from Universal Music Group. The ruling marked a victory for the record label, which had argued that restitution to Hallyday would set a dangerous precedent in the music industry. France has closely followed the legal battle by Hallyday, 61, who broke off his contract with the label in January 2004.
June 16, 1987
The American Film Institute's weeklong, 12-program European Community Film Festival, which begins Friday at the Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica, gets off to a smashing start with France's entry, Costa-Gavras' first comedy, "Family Business." Remarkably, most of the films that follow it are equally impressive, a rare and welcome instance of a film festival stressing quality over quantity.
May 9, 2003 |
The road not taken winds through every life. In the low-key French drama "The Man on the Train," it winds from the train station where a stranger disembarks one early evening to the squeaking gate behind which another man waits for something to happen.
July 10, 1990 |
French rock star Johnny Hallyday, 48, on Monday married the teen-age daughter of a musician with whom he started his career three decades ago. Hundreds of fans swarmed to the town hall in the village of Ramatuelle in southern France where Hallyday, whose real name is Jean-Philippe Smet, married Adeline Blondeau, 19, in a ceremony shown live on television. Hallyday was married twice before, once for 15 years to singer Sylvie Vartan. It was Blondeau's first marriage.
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December 29, 2006 |
Pierre Delanoe, 88, who wrote the lyrics for more than 5,000 songs for French artists from Edith Piaf to Johnny Hallyday, died Wednesday of heart failure, the French federation of authors, composers and publishers said. He was known for writing some of France's best-loved tunes, many with singer-songwriter Gilbert Becaud.
February 3, 1989 |
"The Iron Triangle" (Westside Pavilion) is an entirely decent effort to view the Vietnam War through the eyes of a young Viet Cong guerrilla as well as those of a veteran American captain. For all its sincerity and despite the effectiveness of newcomer Liem Whatley and Beau Bridges, it is a grueling and tedious business, not that much different from any routine and bloody B war picture.