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Lewis Furey

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B: June 7, 1949 in Montréal, Québec

Born Lewis Greenblatt to French and American parents, the boy who would become Lewis Furey first trained as a classical violinist and in the early 1960s studied at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. He also studied at the Juilliard School in New York City. By 1972, he was recording his own rock compositions and in 1975 he began to compose music for films and was closely associated with famed Québec director Gilles Carle. Those films include La Tête de Normande St. Onge (1975), which won a Canadian Film Award for his score, L’Ange et la femme in 1975 and Fantastica in 1980. Three years later wrote the music for the Gilles Carle movie, Maria Chapdelaine, which brought a Genie Award for his score. In 1984 he wrote the screenplay for Night Magic with Leonard Cohen and the two of them composed the somgs used in the film. Also a successful songwriter and record producer, Lewis Furey also appeared in front of the cameras often in films with his wife, Carole Laure, whom he met in 1977 when they were both working on L’Ange et la femme. We list his credits as a Composer first.

Also see: The Myth of Night Magic.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

NormandeLa Tête de Normande St-Onge (1975)
L’Ange et la femme (1977)
The Rubber Gun (1977)
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1978)
Au revoir à lundi (1979)
Avec… le charme de Carole Laure (TV-1979)
Agency (1980)
Fantastica (1980)
Maria Chapdelaine (1983)
American Dreamer (1984)
Night Magic (1985)
The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
Sauve-toi, Lola (1986)
Shades of Love: Champagne for Two (TV-1987)
Shades of Love: Lilac Dream (TV-1987)
Shades of Love: Midnight Magic (TV-1987)
Shades of Love: The Rose Café (TV-1987)
Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet (TV-1987)
Shades of Love: The Emerald Tear (TV-1988)
Shades of Love: Little White Lies (TV-1988)
Shades of Love: The Man Who Guards the Greenhouse (TV-1988)
Shades of Love: Moonlight Flight (TV-1988)
Shadow Dancing (1988)
Shades of Love: Sunset Court (TV-1988)
Shades of Love: Tangerine Taxi (TV-1988)

Rats and Rabbits (2000)
Une fille dans l’azur (TV-2001)

Credits as a Director:
Night Magic (1985)
Shades of Love: Champagne for Two (TV-1987)
Shadow Dancing (1988)

Mecano: Hijo de la Luna (VR-1991,short)
Céline Dion: Ziggy – Un garçon pas comme les autres (VR-1992, short)

Rats and Rabbits (2000)

Credits as an Actor:
L’Ange et la femme (1977)
Au revoir à lundi (1979)
Fantastica (1980)
Night Magic (1985)

The Forbidden Room (2015)