An Introduction To Night Magic By Leonard Cohen & Lewis Furey + Video Clip

Night Magic is a Canadian-French musical film with lyrics by Leonard Cohen. Lewis Furey directed and wrote the music. Both Cohen and Furey contributed to the screenplay. It premiered May 17, 1985 at the Cannes Film Festival. The following description is from AMG AllMovie Guide:

In this fantasy-drama-romance, forbidden love between an angel (Carole Laure) and a singer (Nick Mancuso) is set against the singer’s attempts to resuscitate a fading theater. During the period of one night, the singer is visited by three different guardian angels out to help him succeed in putting together a stunning show (a show that will include some of Canada’s best dancers). One of the angels (Laure) takes a liking to the singer, and that gives rise to musical numbers on the nature of the creative genius and the conflicts that can arise between art, artifice, and real life.

 

The Promise & Marriage March from Night Magic

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Mar 22, 2017.

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