Monday, July 27, 2009

After Hours

Françoise Hardy. Mon amie la rose

Gosh, she's purdy. Here she sings a nice little tune from 1964, perhaps performed in 1965, but does it really matter? For a lot of the torchier stuff like this, the general approach was just to show Françoise close-up, singing. I have to say that it works out very nicely. It really distracts us from the fact that her mom never married her dad. Although I'm a bigger fan of "Comment te dire adieu," this song has a memorable, haunting quality to it. The important thing is to remember that the rose is her friend.

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