Sunday Scopitone: Jacques Dutronc



It's that much better because it's French.


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  1. this was apparently filmed during the great concealer shortage of the 70s. the lead singer looks haggard. i don't know how france survived.

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  2. Thom: you nailed it.
    And according to my dear, late mother (God rest her soul), it was almost a badge of honor for Frenchmen (and Italians) to look as if they had just come out of a bordello, with just enough time to throw on a suit.

    Imagine!

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    1. Sort of like Congress.

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  3. This seems to have been filmed in a hotel gift shop.

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  4. What sort of uniquely French gastronomical horror was that man eating out of a can?.

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    1. I've no idea but it is indeed horrifying.

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  5. I think it's hot to grab your lapels and clap with your index fingers! SO FRENCH! a TRES bit Maurice Chevalier at the end perhaps.

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  6. That was pretty much like what I imagine a musical directed by Doris Wishman would look like. If it starred a low-rent pair of Deneuve-Dorléac impersonators and a small troupe of French sex offenders.

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    1. Well, that is the perfect description!

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  7. This is so odd and very unlike the usual Dutronc style (http://youtu.be/Y1jJHoKxN_o).

    Jacques D. was one of the coolest French singers of the period. He and Françoise Hardy are now living happily in Corisca and have a handsome son (Thomas Dutronc), who is a popular performer in the "hot jazz" style of Django Reinhart (http://youtu.be/jWNReMsJ0z8).

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    1. I think Monsieur Dutronc is quite sexy, and blame Scopitone for this endeavor. At least he shows a sense of humor about it!

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    2. Oh la la! http://youtu.be/JM10O21-zoM

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    3. The "Melody" TV channel that your older Dutronc version of "Il est 5 Heures Paris S'éveille" came from is a 24x7 French version of "The Redundant Variety Hour." I get (re)hooked on it whenever I'm there.

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    4. I'm partial to a French variety show called Dim Dam Dom, which I will be posting regularly here. You know what a Francophile I am!

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  8. Zut alors! Now we know where Mr Neil Hannon got all his inspiration from! Jx

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