The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers
In 2004, James was asked to arrange, produce and record all the source music for the Golden Globe Award-winning film ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’, starring Geoffrey Rush.
The movie, also nominated for the 2004 Palme d’Or at Cannes, portrays comedian Peter Sellers – a complex and tormented genius – whose success as a film star concealed his difficult and relatively unhappy private life.
James provided a series of period pieces in various genres and styles to accompany Sellers’ story. They range from full-scale big band to smaller groups performing classics such as ‘The Pink Panther’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, and ‘Dream a Little Dream, amongst others. These impressive renditions helped contribute to the film’s definitive soundtrack, which also featured songs by David Bowie, Burt Bacharach and Marvin Gaye.
“The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers”
- Fly Me to the Moon (1.19)
- You Make Me Feel So Young (1.28)
- Girl from Ipanema (1.16)