In association with the Moving On Music Festival, Lift To The Scaffold is the first of three films we are screening that have unique jazz soundtracks.
This classic stands out as it features one of the French New Waves most atmospheric scores. Associated by some critics with the film noir style, and introducing new narrative and editing techniques, the film is considered an important work in establishing the Nouvelle Vague and the New Modern Cinema.
In an era saturated with jazz soundtracks, Miles Davis brings his style and innovation to this Louis Malle noir. Davis recorded with mostly local musicians in Paris giving them no preparation, playing while watching scenes from the film.
The score has been described by jazz critic Phil Johnson as, “The loneliest trumpet sound you will ever hear, and the model for sad-core music ever since. Hear it and weep.”