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Michael Magne
1930 - 1984


Michael Magne -
"Angélique"  "Fantômas"  "Emmanuelle"

Michel Magne (20 March 1930 in Lisieux, Calvados, France – 19 December 1984 in Cergy-Pontoise, Val-d'Oise) was a French film and experimental music composer. He was nominated in 1962 for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for adapting the Jackie Gleason score to film Gigot. He also scored Barbarella and a series of OSS 117 films.

Magne wrote some songs with lyrics by Françoise Sagan for Juliette Gréco and provided orchestral accompaniment.

In 1962, he purchased the Chateau d'Herouville and converted it into a residential recording studio in 1969 which through the 1970s was used by a series of artists such as Elton John (at his Honky Château), Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens among many others.

In 1972, he married Marie-Claude, née Calvet, having met her in 1970, near Herouville while she was hitch-hiking as a schoolgirl. The couple moved to the south of France in 1974.

Magne committed suicide in 1984, in a hotel room.


Michael Magne - "Angélique" 

1964 Angélique, Marquise des Anges
1965  Merveilleuse Angélique
1966 Angélique et le Roy
1967 Indomptable Angélique
1968 Angélique et le Sultan 




Angélique, Marquise des Anges

Angélique, Marquise des Anges is a 1964 French film, based on the novel of the same name by Anne and Serge Golon.
In mid-17th century France, young Louis XIV is struggling for his throne, beggars and thieves haunt Paris and brigands roam the countryside. Fifth child of an impoverished country nobleman, Angélique de Sancé de Monteloup grows up in the Poitou marshlands. Her logical destiny would be to marry a poor country nobleman, have children and spend her life fighting for a meagre subsistence. Destiny has other plans in store for her. At 17, on returning from her education in a convent, she finds herself betrothed to the rich count Jeoffrey de Peyrac (Jeoffrey Comte de Peyrac de Morens, Lord of Toulouse), 12 years her senior, lame, scarred and reputed to be a wizard. For the sake of her family, Angélique reluctantly agrees to the match but refuses the advances of her husband. Peyrac respects her decision and does not pursue his claim to conjugal rights, wishing rather to seduce than use force.

With the passing of months, Angélique discovers the talents and virtues of her remarkable husband: scientist, musician, philosopher; and to her surprise falls passionately in love with him. But Jeoffrey's unusual way of life is threatened by the ambitions of the Archbishop of Toulouse, and soon arouses the jealousy of the young king himself, Louis XIV. Joffrey is arrested and charged with sorcery. Angélique will single-handedly take on the might of the royal court and, survive murder and poison attempts on herself in a supreme effort to save Joffrey from the stake, to no avail. Instinctively, her whole being intent on revenge and her determination to survive, Angélique, alone and desperate, plunges into the darkness of the Paris underworld.

Michel Magne - Angélique - Main Theme

Angélique, Marquise des Anges
Film (1964) de Bernard Borderie

Angélique, Marquise des Anges - 
Trailer (1964) 


Merveilleuse Angélique

Merveilleuse Angélique is a 1965 French romantic adventure film directed by Bernard Borderie.[2] It is the second film in the Angélique series, based upon the novels by Anne and Serge Golon, and a sequel to Angélique, Marquise des Anges.

After the execution of Jeoffrey de Peyrac, Angélique finds refuge at the Cour des Miracles and the boss Calembredaine, he turns out to be her childhood friend and first love Nicolas. With his help she finds back her children. After a fight between two rivalling gangs, Nicolas is shot and Angélique is arrested and sent to the Châtelet. She asks the captain to let her go rescue her children, he agrees but she has to come back to spend the night with him. Angélique goes to the headquarters of the Grand Coërse and rescues her children. She brings them to Barbe and asks her to take care of them because she has a debt to pay. Angélique returns to the Châtelet where the captain is waiting for her. He tries to kiss her but they struggle and he falls down. She escapes and flees to Barbe who now works in an old run-down inn called "Le coq Hardi".

After persuading the owner 'Maître Bourjus' to employ her, Angélique renames the inn "Le masque rouge", it is a big hit in Paris. One day she meets her old enemy, Monsieur, brother of the king, accompanied by his noblemen. A tragedy occurs, "Le masque rouge" burns to the ground and Angélique swears revenge. She calls on her friend Claude le Petit aka "Le poète crotté". He writes pamphlets in which they accuse the noblemen surrounding Monsieur.

The king disapproves what his brother did but he doesn't like what the poet is doing and has him hanged, another death on Angelique's conscience. He sends his best policeman to her, the former lawyer of Jeoffrey, Desgrez, who realises she is planning to kill herself. He promises her a license to make and sell chocolate and 50.000 livres as compensation for the loss of "Le masque rouge", on the condition that she accepts that the Poet Crotte's death was not her fault and that she stops publishing the remaining pamphlets so that Monsieur's name isn't mentioned.

In her new establishment she then encounters her cousin Philippe de Plessis-Bellières. They have a passionate affair, but Angélique wants him to marry her so she blackmails him with an old secret. Eventually Philippe asks her to be his wife and he introduces her to the court.

Merveilleuse Angélique ( 1965)


Angélique et le Roy

Angélique et le Roy known in Italy as Angelica alla corte del re or Angelica (Angelique) and the King is a 1966 historical adventure film directed by Bernard Borderie. It stars Michèle Mercier.[1] It was made as a co-production between France, Italy and West Germany.

In the third film of the Angelique series, the title character is sent on a mission by King Louis XIV of France. Later she learns that rumors are spreading that she is the King's mistress. In addition, she learns a secret that a satanic cult are practicing human sacrifices.

Angélique et le Roy (1966) 

Angélique et le Roy - 1966


Indomptable Angélique

Indomptable Angélique est un film franco-italo-allemand de Bernard Borderie, sorti en 1967. Il fait suite à Angélique et le Roy et précède Angélique et le Sultan.


Indomptable Angélique (1967) 


Angélique et le Sultan 

Angélique et le Sultan est un film franco-germano-italo-tunisien de Bernard Borderie, sorti en 1968. Il fait suite à Indomptable Angélique et clôt la série de cinq films dont Angélique est l'héroïne.

1968 - Angélique et le Sultan

Angelique Et Le Sultan - 1968 




Michael Magne - "Fantômas" 

1964  Fantômas
1965 Fantômas se déchaîne
1967 Fantômas contre Scotland Yard



Michel Magne - Fantomas 1964 - 67 
1 Fantomas aux grandes orgues
2 Fandor au Cimetiere
3 Rome
4 Fantomas se dechaine (generique)
5 Un pendu dans la chambre
6 Lord Mac Rashley
7 Ou est le bien  Ou est le mal
8 Mystere dans les douves
9 Une ombre dans la nuit
10 Bievenue chez Fantomas
11 L'ultime evasion
12 Une DS dans le ciel
13 Theme de Fantomas (version grandes orgues)



Fantômas is a 1964 French comedy film starring Jean Marais as the arch villain with the same name opposite Louis de Funès as the earnest but outclassed commissaire Paul Juve. In the film Juve teams up with journalist Fandor, also played by Marais, trying to catch Fantômas but never quite succeeding. It was France's answer, in 1964, to the James Bond phenomenon that swept the world at around the same time. It is the first film of a trilogy, and Fantômas became extremely successful in Europe, the Soviet Union and Japan. It found success even in the United States, where fan websites exist to this day. Mylène Demongeot plays "Hélène Gurn", the girlfriend of "Jérôme Fandor", Fantômas' arch enemy. The general tone of the films is more light-hearted than the original Fantômas novels. Commissaire Juve, as played by Louis de Funès, becomes a comedic character, much unlike his literary counterpart.

Michel Magne - Fantômas - Fantômas Se Remixe

Fantomas 1964 - Part 02

Fantomas 1964 - Part 01

Fantomas 1964 - Part 03


Fantômas se déchaîne

Fantômas se déchaîne (Fantomas Unleashed) is a 1965 film starring Jean Marais as the arch villain with the same name opposite Louis de Funès as the earnest but outclassed commissaire Juve and the journalist Fandor, also played by Marais. It was France's answer, with the Fantômas trilogy starting in 1964, to the James Bond phenomenon that swept the world at around the same time. It is the second in the trilogy of Fantômas films, that became extremely successful in Europe and Soviet Union and found success even in the United States and Japan. In this episode Jean Marais also plays professor Lefebvre.

Michel Magne - Fantomas Unleashed 1965 Fantomas Dechaine 

Fantomas se déchaîne (1965) Bande Annonce 

Fantomas Unleashed 1965 Fantomas Dechaine - Part 01

Fantomas Unleashed 1965 Fantomas Dechaine - Part 03

Fantomas Unleashed 1965 Fantomas Dechaine - Part 02

Fantomas Unleashed 1965 Fantomas Dechaine - Part 04


Fantômas contre Scotland Yard

Fantômas contre Scotland Yard ("Fantomas Against Scotland Yard") is the final installment of a trilogy of films starring Jean Marais as the arch villain with the same name opposite Louis de Funès as the earnest but outclassed commissaire Juve and the journalist Fandor, also played by Marais. The trilogy was France's humorous answer, starting in 1964, to the James Bond phenomenon that swept the world at around the same time. 

Fantômas contre Scotland Yard - 1967  - Trailer

Fantomas contre Scotland Yard - 01

Fantomas contre Scotland Yard - 02


Michel Magne - Fantomas


Michael Magne - "Emmanuelle"


1974 Emmanuelle (Music by Pierre Bachelet)

Emmanuelle is a 1974 French film directed by Just Jaeckin. It is the first installment in a series of French softcore pornography films based on the novel Emmanuelle. The film stars Sylvia Kristel in the title role about a woman who takes a trip to Bangkok to enhance her sexual experience. The film was former photographer Just Jaeckin's debut feature film and was shot on location in Thailand and in France between 1973 and 1974. Music by Pierre Bachelet.

Emmanuelle was received negatively by critics on its initial release and with a more mixed reception years later. On its initial release in France it was one of the highest grossing French films. Columbia Pictures released both original version and English-dubbed version in the United States theatrically, making it the first X-rated film released by the company. The film was popular in Europe, the United States and Asia and was followed-up in 1975 with Emmanuelle, The Joys of a Woman. Several other films influenced by Emmanuelle were released including the Italian series Black Emanuelle.


Pierre Bachelet -  Hervé Roy -Emmanuelle in the Mirror

Pierre Bachelet & Herve Roy - Emmanuelle - 1974
Emmanuelle in Thailand
 Emmanuelle steps out
Emmanuelle Theme (variation)
 Emmanuelle swims
Emmanuelle in Thailand (variation)
 Emmanuelle Theme
 Emmanuelle Theme (instrumental)
 Emmanuelle Song (up-tempo instrumental)
 Opium Den
Rape Sequence
 Emmanuelle Theme (instrumental)
Emmanuelle in the Mirror


1975 Emmanuelle, The Joys of a Woman (Music by Pierre Bachelet, Francis Lai)

Emmanuelle 2 (aka Emmanuelle, The Joys of a Woman, original title Emmanuelle: L'antivierge) is a 1975 French softcore erotica film directed by Francis Giacobetti and starring Sylvia Kristel. The screenplay was written by Bob Elia and Francis Giacobetti. It is a sequel to the 1974 film Emmanuelle which was based on the novel Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman by Emmanuelle Arsan, and it loosely follows the plot of the novel's print sequel. The music score is by Pierre Bachelet and Francis Lai

Francis Lai - Emmanuelle II - Theme Long

EMMANUELLE 2 - L'Amour d'AIMER Sylvia Kristel and Francis LAI - 1975

Emmanuelle 2 1975 Movie Trailer


1977 Goodbye Emmanuelle (Music by Serge Gainsbourg)

Goodbye Emmanuelle (aka Emmanuelle 3) is a 1977 French softcore erotica movie directed by François Leterrier, and starring Sylvia Kristel. The music score is by Serge Gainsbourg. In this sequel, Emmanuelle and Jean move to the Seychelles, where she leaves him. Music by Serge Gainsbourg.

Goodbye Emmanuelle - Side One - by Serge Gainsbourg

Goodbye Emmanuelle 1977 Trailer 

"Goodbye Emmanuelle" Theme -
Serge Gainsbourg


1984 Emmanuelle 4 (Music by Michel Magne)

Emmanuelle 4 (also released as Emmanuelle IV) is 1984 French film directed by Francis Leroi and Iris Letans. It is the fourth official theatrical feature film in the Emmanuelle franchise. It is also the last film credit for 1962 Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michel Magne, as the film-score composer committed suicide in a hotel room ten months after its release.


Emmanuelle IV (1984) Trailer

Emmanuelle IV (1984) Michel Magne 

Emmanuelle IV (1984) Trailer

Emmanuelle IV (1984) Trailer

Emmanuelle IV (1984) Trailer

Emmanuelle IV (1984) Trailer

Emmanuelle IV (1984) Trailer

Emmanuelle IV (1984) Trailer

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