Marion Cotillard is superb in this role, her heroine is vulnerable, doomed and dignified at the same time. I don't agree with those who say her performance is melodramatic, because the singer WAS very emotional and even melodramatic though in a perfectly natural way in real life too as all the biographers remark. One thing about the movie that annoyed me a little was the switches of time frames.
I understand the purpose of it. During the first 15 minutes we get to see the sickly little girl, then Edith Piaf's days of glory and' finally, her last days, when she was a tortured creature and looked like a year old woman. So even while living through the singer's happiest days we never forget how it would end quite soon. But sometimes these switches seem unnecessary and distracting. The other flaw is that a viewer must be well-familiar with the singer's biography, otherwise it would be difficult for one to understand certain moments in the film.
I don't have much to say about the director's masterful work, honestly there is none. The director had the story of life, he had the music and the haunting voice of the great singer. The latter is what makes most of the emotional impact. But I would recommend this movie sincerely, Marion Cotillard's acting alone would make it worth watching, and there are other beautiful things in it as well. The movie never seems too long, and its last minutes are very emotional, when Edith Piaf is led to the stage, she can hardly walk, and then she starts to sing 'No regrets' and transforms completely.
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The song's title can be translated as "Life in happy hues", "Life seen through happy lenses", "Life in rosy hues"; its literal meaning is "Life in Pink". Heeding their advice, the singer put the song aside, only to change her mind the next year.
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The song was performed live in concert for the first time in It became a favorite with audiences. It met with a warm reception and sold a million copies in the US. The first of her albums to include "La Vie en rose" was the 10" Chansons parisiennes , released in The song appeared on most of Piaf's subsequent albums, and on numerous greatest hits compilations. It went on to become her signature song and her trademark hit, sitting with " Milord " and " Non, je ne regrette rien " among her best-known and most recognizable tunes. Encouraged by its success, Piaf wrote 80 more songs in her career.
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English lyrics were written by Mack David and numerous versions were recorded in the US in Those that charted were by Tony Martin reached the No. The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in Two films about Piaf named after the song's title have been produced.
The first one, a documentary, used archive footage and interviews with Raquel Bitton , and was narrated by Bebe Neuwirth. It was the third and the last single off that album, and at the same time, her first single release on Island Records after having signed with the label. The single version was heavily edited from its original album version being more than seven minutes long to a 3. It was later performed as part of her A One Man Show , then the only track from her disco era to be included in the show.
In Spain and Mexico the track was billed as "La Vida en rosa" on the 7" single release, although it was not a Spanish version of the song.
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Jones' recording of "La Vie en rose" was later re-released a number of times in the early s and finally reached 12 in the UK charts when re-released as a double A-side with " Pull Up to the Bumper " in The single was certified Gold in France and Italy. Grace Jones about the song: Oh God, I cry every time I sing it. I had quite a few French lovers, so every time I sing it I think about them. It has sold , copies in France. The music video for the song was made using the chroma key technique.
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It presents Grace dancing and singing the song with the famous montage picture of herself in the background, which was later used for the cover of her Island Life compilation. The video begins with Grace wearing a rose-patterned coat. Having removed it, the singer dances in a scant gold dress which reveals her right nipple as well as black underwear. American singer Donna Summer covered "La Vie en rose" in for the tribute album called Tribute to Edith Piaf or Edith Piaf Tribute , on which several contemporary stars recorded interpretations of some of Piaf's best known songs.
Released on both vinyl and CD, the American release of the album and single contain a different mix of Summer's synth-driven performance than the French release.