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Yann Tiersen — Comptine d`un autre ete - l`apres-midi
Album: Amélie
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Released: 2001
Length: 2:12
Plays (last 30 days): 4
(Instrumental)
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Unclear as to what we are rating here as half the comments seem to be rating a movie and not a song?!?!  
 ca2brede wrote:

This is truly eclectic. My memories of being a cinema guard in my student days are reborn every time this one comes on RP. 


What the hell is a cinema guard?  If this in a penitentiary?
 plaice3 wrote:

one of my favorite movies ...

We are rating songs here not movies

 justin4kick wrote:



Oui, absolument fabuleux!


For those new to this director, check out his films!
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm00...
A wonderful little movie, with a lesson for us all I think.
he said he regretted having allowed the film to use his tracks, as he was not a film music composer
Well to be perfectly honest: Its been played to death but...

One in a million. One of the rare perfect songs. As it is. 10/10
Similar to Ludovico Einaudi. Quiet music for gazing out the window watching it snow. 
Beautiful movie, I loved it.
Oh and the song is "Comptine d'un autre été - l'après-midi", always better with accents :)
So happy you have some Tiersen in your mix, RP, i love it. 
 unclehud wrote:

Maybe because it's been 20 years (or more?) and Paris, like all cities, changes with time?

True. But it was a wonderful movie. 
This is truly eclectic. My memories of being a cinema guard in my student days are reborn every time this one comes on RP. 
Amzer Zo . BZH my heart 
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Mko learn the Piano - the fasterm middle part of this beautiful tune still poses ammajor challenge but I'll bet that getmting there :) used 



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A Grade 6 pianist could play this. Did she wrote the music all by herself.? Oooh aah.
 unclehud wrote:

Maybe because it's been 20 years (or more?) and Paris, like all cities, changes with time?


i would agree with your assessment, but i'd like to hear unclehud's take on this, too, since it seems like he means there's more to it?
 jelgator wrote:

I understand that the director of the movie was asked about a sequel, and he said something to the effect that he could not make it as the Paris from the movie doesn't exist any longer.  I'll leave it to you, dear listener, to think about why that is.

Yes, a great movie.


Maybe because it's been 20 years (or more?) and Paris, like all cities, changes with time?
Very sweet and what a fabulous transition from Shamir. Bravo RP! 
I understand that the director of the movie was asked about a sequel, and he said something to the effect that he could not make it as the Paris from the movie doesn't exist any longer.  I'll leave it to you, dear listener, to think about why that is.

Yes, a great movie.
deepl.com translates the title to "Another Summer's Rhyme - Afternoon" or alternatively "Another summer's nursery rhyme - afternoon"

And now I have visions of travelling garden gnomes! :)
ce film et la musique de ce film sont tout simplement fabuleux, hors du temps moderne, une source de plaisir et de jouvence
 Kaw wrote:

Don't like it. It sounds intelligent, but if you take a look to the structure of the song it is a poor attempt of simple tricks that accidentally sounds better than it should.
On the other hand: the movie is very good. Our daughter's second name is Amelie. I don't think that it is a coincidence.



I don't think it was an accident.
vive la France !!!!  
A fine movie and even a finer piano piece...
Opening shots of this film are AMAZING. Guessing would have thought this was Lud Einaudi. So wrong.
Watched the film again over christmas, masterpiece at every level
My ancient Roku Soundbridge appears to be confused by the backquote characters in the title; it just displays "Comptine dapres-midi". 
still my most favorite movie ever, 
love the soundtrack
Eric Satie sends his regards :D I love the movie, and the tune too.
Tanmert Bill
Wonderfull music and brilliant Movie, have seen it many times, makes you feel good
 sebovox wrote:

je vous conseille de regarder le film, c'est superbe




Oui, absolument fabuleux!

 Kaw wrote:

Don't like it. It sounds intelligent, but if you take a look to the structure of the song it is a poor attempt of simple tricks that accidentally sounds better than it should.
On the other hand: the movie is very good. Our daughter's second name is Amelie. I don't think that it is a coincidence.



I have no idea what you mean. You know how music is made, right? Every song ever written is made from simple notes, and a song doesn't have to be complex to sound nice. I think this is a brilliant composition, and surprisingly hard to play on the piano (I've been trying for years now, but I just can't get my left hand to cooperate). It fits the movie quite well, too.
This song never gets old. It always puts a smile on my face and sends shivers down my spine when it gets played.

Easily in my alltime top 10.
So simple, yet so evocative of the movie. All the hairs are standing up on the backs of my arms and tears in my eyes after the first few bars. Love
Ouessant, the roughness and the poetry of the island
It doesn't get better than this
Superb must be a French word
Cannot hear this song without smiling and daydreaming a little, too. 
These are good thoughts transformed in music notes. God knows I need them, now more than ever.
 yougivememosi wrote:
Ok tune, unimaginably irritating movie 
 
The problem is your (very limited?) imagination
♥️
I'm trying to learn the Piano - the faster middle part of this beautiful tune still poses a major challenge but I'll be getting there :)
 yougivememosi wrote:
Ok tune, unimaginably irritating movie 
 
Maybe your imagination is the problem

beautiful
je vous conseille de regarder le film, c'est superbe
The most perfect piano song. Giving 10 points is a nobrainer for me.
Some songs move beyond words - for me, this is one of them...moved up to 10
Sooo beautiful, soothing....ahhhhh
 hugogdt wrote:

100% agree. And the music is essential part of the movie, together with Paris, the surrealism and good mood around it ... lovely

 
Yes!
 altblues1 wrote:
There is an animated short film that uses this song; No dialogue, just this beautiful piece of music to illustrate the wonders of childhood, the disillusion of coming of age, horrors of war, meloncoloy of aging, sadness of loss.

 
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2p2fpy
France rules !
 hugogdt wrote:

100% agree. And the music is essential part of the movie, together with Paris, the surrealism and good mood around it ... lovely

 
{#Yes}
 CeliaMarsh wrote:
Sooooo beautiful... 

 
{#Daisy}yes!
 altblues1 wrote:
There is an animated short film that uses this song; No dialogue, just this beautiful piece of music to illustrate the wonders of childhood, the disillusion of coming of age, horrors of war, meloncoloy of aging, sadness of loss.

 
Is it on YouTube? Do you have a link?
Sooooo beautiful... 
🗼
There is an animated short film that uses this song; No dialogue, just this beautiful piece of music to illustrate the wonders of childhood, the disillusion of coming of age, horrors of war, meloncoloy of aging, sadness of loss.
RP - teaching me to love piano again 
 justin4kick wrote:

The movie is pure magic. One of the best I have ever seen.

 
100% agree. And the music is essential part of the movie, together with Paris, the surrealism and good mood around it ... lovely
Amélie...ha, oui !!!!   {#Heartkiss}
 yougivememosi wrote:
Ok tune, unimaginably irritating movie 
 
The movie is pure magic. One of the best I have ever seen.
Ok tune, unimaginably irritating movie 
{#Hearteyes} ...... "Outstanding" liking this a lot
 Kaw wrote:
Don't like it. It sounds intelligent, but if you take a look to the structure of the song it is a poor attempt of simple tricks that accidentally sounds better than it should.
On the other hand: the movie is very good. Our daughter's second name is Amelie. I don't think that it is a coincidence.

 
"Accidentally sounds better than it should"?  That would be a good album title.
I thought I was listening to another tune by Ludovico Einaudi.  Just as good I must say.
 
Sunday morning rainy day set working well on this rainy day Sunday morning.
Too many Tiersen around..
so nice, full of mildness!
Sublime !
Don't like it. It sounds intelligent, but if you take a look to the structure of the song it is a poor attempt of simple tricks that accidentally sounds better than it should.
On the other hand: the movie is very good. Our daughter's second name is Amelie. I don't think that it is a coincidence.
Beautiful!
Movie also!
Comfort Eagle by Cake was released on 24 July 2001.

<...> And the fluffy white lines, that the airplane leaves behind
Are drifting right in front, of the waning of the moon He is handling the money, he's serving the food
He knows about your party, he is calling you "Dude" Now do you believe, in the one big sign
the doublewide shine, on the boot heels of your prime? Doesn't matter if you're skinny, doesn't matter if you're fat
You can dress up like a sultan, in your onion head hat We are building a religion, we are making a brand
We're the only ones to turn to, when your castles turn to sand Take a bite of this apple, Mr. corporate events
Take a walk through the jungle, of cardboard shanties and tents Some people drink Pepsi, some people drink Coke
The wacky morning DJ, says democracy's a joke He says now do you believe, in the one big song?
He's now accepting callers, who would like to sing along She says, do you believe, in the one true edge?
By fastening your safety belts, and stepping towards the ledge <...>
 Businessgypsy wrote:
FWIW, CAKE was intended to be understood as a verb, as in "did that acid soaked dirt cake on your jeans?" Their music is sufficiently dark, complex and clever for me, but your results may vary.

FlatCat: I'm no Philip Glass fan, but this was used as incidental music for a film score. An arty, emotive film. If it establishes that atmosphere, the composer's work is done. May be a bit out of context just flapping around here on the floor, but I like it (and love thrash klezmer).


 
Indeed, I have now seen the movie since I wrote that and the music was appropriate to it. But it still doesn't stand well on its own for me.

But I learned something. I had NO idea that Cake was a verb. All these years. I actually like a lot of their stuff. Short Skirt-Long Jacket is a  brilliant evocations of our era. But I will defend to the death anyone's right not to like them.

 Cynaera wrote:
...CAKE? They doomed themselves from the start by naming their band that and then producing what really does amount to the musical equivalent of a piece of food with mostly air, a lot of sugar, and too many calories.)...
  FWIW, CAKE was intended to be understood as a verb, as in "did that acid soaked dirt cake on your jeans?" Their music is sufficiently dark, complex and clever for me, but your results may vary.

FlatCat: I'm no Philip Glass fan, but this was used as incidental music for a film score. An arty, emotive film. If it establishes that atmosphere, the composer's work is done. May be a bit out of context just flapping around here on the floor, but I like it (and love thrash klezmer).


FlatCat wrote:
Why do I hate this so, when it is so highly rated? (Don't answer that.) But there is something about those repeated 1-5-8 chords (Phillip Glass) with the ever-so-emotive pauses. Like a modern house with concrete walls and steel furniture: "Oh it's so arty! Oh it's so serious!" Oh, it's so pretentious. Oh it's so barren.

When they send me to Guantanamo, they will alernate this with klesmer music, and I will confess to anything.

 rcurrier wrote:

Too each his own, certainly, but the reason I like it is because it strikes a perfect balance between being simple (simplistic? minimalist?) enough to not have to concentrate on, while at the same time having enough complexity to stand up to more focused listening. But then I like klezmer. I guess we'll be in different cell blocks in Gitmo—I'll be in the one where they play Cake all day.
 
You're killing me here. I like this song, but I have NO idea who/what "klezmer/klesmer" is...  Sadly, my musical education is still in its infancy, so while people like you argue about nuance and method and chord progressions, I'm happily sucking on a pacifier and dancing to Katrina and the Waves (well, because Wagner can be so dark, and come on - CAKE? They doomed themselves from the start by naming their band that and then producing what really does amount to the musical equivalent of a piece of food with mostly air, a lot of sugar, and too many calories.)

Um - I think I just chewed through my pacifier. {#Lol}
very nice — thanks for slipping it into the mix!
Beautful, emotional piece.{#Wave}{#Yes}{#Umbrella}
Is Pee Wee Herman the brother of Amelie?  The likeness is uncanny. {#Cool}



Just an incredibly beautiful, wistful song... heartbreaking. Love it. 
one of my favorite movies ...
My favourite song by my one of my favourite artists from my favourite movie.  Bliss :)
Mash it up with Tears for Fears' Mad World and you've got an entry for the Donnie Darko 2 soundtrack.
rcurrier wrote:
Too each his own, certainly, but the reason I like it is because it strikes a perfect balance between being simple (simplistic? minimalist?) enough to not have to concentrate on, while at the same time having enough complexity to stand up to more focused listening. But then I like klezmer. I guess we'll be in different cell blocks in Gitmo--I'll be in the one where they play Cake all day.
C'mon, there are far more torturous compositions than this or anything Cake recorded. Consider the following: Mili Vanilli Night Ranger Hannah Montana Hannah Montana's Dad This list is merely the tip of the iceberg (and i hope i'm not giving the Bush administration any ideas here).
prickelpit96 wrote:
godlike...
FlatCat wrote:
Why do I hate this so, when it is so highly rated? (Don't answer that.) But there is something about those repeated 1-5-8 chords (Phillip Glass) with the ever-so-emotive pauses. Like a modern house with concrete walls and steel furniture: "Oh it's so arty! Oh it's so serious!" Oh, it's so pretentious. Oh it's so barren. When they send me to Guantanamo, they will alernate this with klesmer music, and I will confess to anything.
Too each his own, certainly, but the reason I like it is because it strikes a perfect balance between being simple (simplistic? minimalist?) enough to not have to concentrate on, while at the same time having enough complexity to stand up to more focused listening. But then I like klezmer. I guess we'll be in different cell blocks in Gitmo--I'll be in the one where they play Cake all day.
I really love this track... it's mesmerizing & uplifting.
Frater_Kork wrote:
It sure is an outstanding movie, by artsy style do you mean European? ;)
Sounds reasonable.
UltraNurd wrote:
I had to watch this one with my artsy sister so she could explain it all to me :oD.
It sure is an outstanding movie, by artsy style do you mean European? ;)
Oh my, that's good. And that's not just because I'm a smelly cheese.
godlike...
We had Amélie Poulin in loop in our local independent theatre (Esquire theatre of Cincinnati) from October 2001 to April 2002 if I remember well. A huge success for a uncultured city like this. The music of Yann Tiersen is a masterpiece all the way, even if he does not recognize it as a major creation of his. He happens to consider it as a stand alone besides the movie.
UltraNurd wrote:
With or without accent? I have the French spelling of Nicolas, and I basically have to correct the spelling with every institution I'm associated with (work, college, grad school, customer sites, etc.).
Don't have to answer the accent question, we had a boy! We gave him a nice Irish name.
MrsAustin wrote:
Hubby and I just decided to name our baby girl (if that's what we have on May 19th!) Amelie Olive... Naturally, we love the movie!
With or without accent? I have the French spelling of Nicolas, and I basically have to correct the spelling with every institution I'm associated with (work, college, grad school, customer sites, etc.).
Hubby and I just decided to name our baby girl (if that's what we have on May 19th!) Amelie Olive... Naturally, we love the movie!
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
What an outstanding movie and soundtrack!
I had to watch this one with my artsy sister so she could explain it all to me :oD.
Why do I hate this so, when it is so highly rated? (Don't answer that.) But there is something about those repeated 1-5-8 chords (Phillip Glass) with the ever-so-emotive pauses. Like a modern house with concrete walls and steel furniture: "Oh it's so arty! Oh it's so serious!" Oh, it's so pretentious. Oh it's so barren. When they send me to Guantanamo, they will alernate this with klesmer music, and I will confess to anything.
Charming music from one of the most charming films. Ever.
canadianbug wrote:
aw, the fish funeral :(
:-(( What an outstanding movie and soundtrack!
my wife walked down the aisle at our wedding 2 years ago to this song, played by a harpist.....absolutely gorgeous moment.
aw, the fish funeral :(
slugore wrote:
Moi, J'm Amelie! Si belle.
ah, ouiouioui, ça va...
Moi, J'm Amelie! Si belle.
this track works quite nicely, especially together with the delicious movie. Alas, his usual work sounds to me like the intro of a Tom Waits song, i.e. Tom without the song
Aaaah... TrÚs fableuse....
This is lovely, and of course I am recallling when it played in the film. Its during the opening credits when little Amelie is shown on 8mm film doing all sorts of little kid indoor activities--putting olives on all her fingertips like play fingernails, then munching each olive off; hanging cherries over her ear like earrings; using her thumb and hand to "talk" like a puppet. I identified with Amelie a lot and I am probably not the only one. I hope anyone who has a lot more classical style instrumentals in their collection submits all they can. I do not have much in that genre, and it's refreshing to hear, not just here, but anywhere. The classical I have access to is the centuries old stuff on NPR, it isnt bad, but the contemporary people deserve more airplay.
Nice!
zaknafein wrote:
That cover art is very unsettling.
You must not have seen the movie! Methinks she's adorable!
Pyro wrote:
Very Philip Glass like. Nice!
I logged in to see if it was!
One of my favorite Soundtracks, if not the best.
That cover art is very unsettling.
yay! nice to hear this here!!
NutsyUK wrote:
I saw a CG film recently of an old man playing the piano and going through lifes memorys... Its the full version of this song. And it made me cry :)
This is one of my favorites on the Amelie-soundtrack, for sure! This Film you are talking about is "The Piano" by Aidan Gibbons. Everybody who likes this music will love this short-film (yes, it made me cry too). There is a downloadable high-quality version on https://www.aidangibbons.com/ and a low-quality version on Google Video.
Very Philip Glass like. Nice!
I saw a CG film recently of an old man playing the piano and going through lifes memorys... Its the full version of this song. And it made me cry :) Great peace of music I love it. 9
jayjhennessy wrote:
I love Yann Tiersen's music. It made Amelie (a.k.a. Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amilie Poulin) one of my top ten films. People should also check out the soundtrack to Goodbye Lenin, also written by Tiersen and also very beautiful, this time accompanying a German film, equally very beautiful. Also nice to see a little more European music in the mix! Jay
Amelie and Goodbye Lenin both wonderful films, with Amelie just ahead. Off-topic music-wise, some other non-English language suggestions... Life is Beautiful (Italian), Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (Korean), Run Lola Run (German), Three Colours Blue/White/Red (Polish), Short Film About Love/Killing (Polish), and I really enjoyed Festen (Danish) but can see why others might not.