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Michel Gondry Marries Boris Vian!

Posted By on April 24, 2013 in Chanson, Film/Cinéma, Humour, Le Blog de Pierre, Les Arts, Littérature, Musique, Poésie |

Michel Gondry Marries Boris Vian!

With the release in France of a second film version of L’Écume des Jours (Mood Indigo) by Gondry (cf. below for the 1968 version) the marriage of two French zany authors is a done deal!
Boris Vian (writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer!) is famous for his songs, his plays and his novels. He was also an integral part of the St. Germain des Prés cultural scene in the 1950s. The world of Jazz resonates throughout his work. At 39, he dies of a heart attack while watching an unauthorized film of his work; at his funeral, with a strike going on, his friends end up having to bury him. The singers Henri Salvador and Georges Brassens were in attendance… and the College of Pataphysics left a large wreath.
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Michel Gondry is an Academy Award-winning French filmmaker, whose works include being a commercial director, music video director, and a screenwriter. He is noted for his wild creativity.

The Website for L’Écume des Jours

Gondry’s Unofficial Poster

A bit of an interview with Boris Vian in English

The first version of L’Ecume des Jours (1968) – complete version with Jacques Perrin, Marie-France Pisier, Sami Frey, Bernard Fresson