‘French Leatherette Video Mix’: Post punk, new wave and hard rock from France
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French new wave

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
French Leatherette Mix.

French post punk, new wave, metal, funk and punk.

01. “Extase” - Mecanique Rythmique
02. “Torso Corso” - Lizzy Mercier Descloux
03. “Il Ne Dira Pas” - Etienne Daho
04. “Aere Perennius” - Docdail
05. “Victoires Prochaines” - Seconde Chambre
06. “Electrique Sylvie: - Modern Guy
07. “Pepper Drums” - P.A Dahan & Mat Camison
08. “Sandie Trash” - Les Olivensteins
09. “Burger City” - Casino Music
10. “Detective” - Medikao
11. “Chercher Le Garcon” - DJ Shell
12. “Man Of Time” - Kas Product
13. “Jungle Soho” - End Of Data
14. “Wanda’s Loving Boy” - Poni Hoax
15. “Des Poi Sur Moi” - Masoch

Written by Marc Campbell | Discussion
Au Revoir Claude Chabrol, pioneer of the French New Wave

Our knowledge of French New Wave cinema of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s is generally limited to the names of innovators and auteurs like Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Goddard.

But although less well-known outside of France, director Claude Chabrol—who died earlier today at age 80—started the movement with Goddard and Truffaut, and became one of the most prolific filmmakers of his time, averaging a film per year until his death.

A Hitchcock acolyte like his compatriot Truffaut, Chabrol played a key part in mainstreaming La Nouvelle Vague. Although he smoothed out some of the genre’s signature styles—improvisation, quick cuts and scene changes, characters stepping out of roles or addressing the camera—Chabrol retained the sense of alienation that imbued Paris as the Algerian War was coming to its pathetic end.

Dealing in class, desire, and compulsion, Chabrol brought a new view of film to the masses. Check out this scene from his fourth feature, Les Bonnes Femmes (The Good Time Girls, 1960), which follows the travails of four angst-ridden shop girls, each dealing with their drab existences in order to follow their obsessions, whether it’s the city’s nightlife or that mysterious motorcycle man.

Get: Les Bonnes Femmes by Claude Chabrol (1960) [DVD]

Written by Ron Nachmann | Discussion