Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Funny where things lead you.

My last post showed me up for someone  who's not au courant with the current music scene or even courant with old films.  Just call me a currant bun why don't you.  The Best Coast video had been concocted on you-tube from an indie pop band who've been going a couple of years with a scene from Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, a charming vehicle for Catherine Deneuve and her sister Francois Dorleac who was killed in a motor accident shortly afterwards.

Do do watch another scene with Gene Kelly dancing dans la rue.  I also chose it for the art direction which is more delicious than a box of fondant fancies. 

And if you loved that, watch here the scrumptious sister act in a post I did a long time ago


  1. Tooo wonderful he was soooooooooo great! Thank you!

  2. It's never too late to discover a delightful piece of vintage film. Or music. Or a perfect mashup of the two. Besides, old or new, I've always been a sucker for candy colors. I think I first saw that clip over at Nick O's blog, and because I had never seen the Deneuve film, either, I thought it was some new band's dead-on pastiche of Sixties style. Then I forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me. Now I can alternate that with Caravan Palace's "Suzy". Call me shallow if you want. It's true.

  3. Room Temp. I'm so glad you liked this. And I liked Caravan Palace's Suzy so thank you for that.

  4. I agree with Magnaverde/Room that it's never too late to rediscover a
    charming old film. Gene Kelly was 55 years old at the time, in wonderful
    shape and still mightily impressive~though wouldn't you say that the voice
    was dubbed?

  5. TW, I guess you're right about the voice being dubbed. I was just looking at his legs actually.

  6. That clip of Gene Kelly just made my night! Thank you for sharing!

  7. WE - glad you had as much pleasure as I did, when I chanced upon it.


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