Manon 70 (1968) Part III

At Ungaro Manon arrives at Ungaro to collect a made-to-order outfit. Her white coat screams contradictions, tiny collar, huge patched pockets, A-line and slightly too short sleeves. The new suit, candy pink, jacket and matching skirt The orange hole dress worn while dancing in a club. I love that picture! Finally Manon sails off Paris […]

Manon 70 (1968) Part I

Director: Jean Aurel Costume designer: Gitt Magrini Soundtrack: Serge Gainsbourg First published on my previous blog on 20th November 2008 Manon 70 is visually stunning. All the scenes shot in Paris and La Côte d’Azur bring back my childhood memories at full blast. The story is loosely based on French classical novel ‘Manon Lescaut‘ and […]

Belphegor ou le Fantôme du Louvre (1965)

Director: Claude Barma Costume designers: Christiane Coste, Françoise Tournafond Closing credits music: Antoine Duhamel (sampled in 2001 by Wu Tan Clan for ‘Gravel Pit’) First published on my previous blog on 21st February 2010 Belphegor ou le fantôme du Louvre (Belphegor or the ghost of the Louvre) was developed for French TV in the mid-60’s mixing what French […]