this was apparently filmed during the great concealer shortage of the 70s. the lead singer looks haggard. i don't know how france survived.
He was up all night being French.
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!
Sort of like Congress.
This seems to have been filmed in a hotel gift shop.
What sort of uniquely French gastronomical horror was that man eating out of a can?.
I've no idea but it is indeed horrifying.
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.
Those micro-claps are the coolest!
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.
Well, that is the perfect description!
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).
I think Monsieur Dutronc is quite sexy, and blame Scopitone for this endeavor. At least he shows a sense of humor about it!
Oh la la! http://youtu.be/JM10O21-zoM
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.
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!
Zut alors! Now we know where Mr Neil Hannon got all his inspiration from! Jx