Sound on Sight Radio #199: ‘Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)’ / ‘Bitter Moon’

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Tonight’s theme: sexual perversion in France! First up is a brand new biopic of French singer, songwriter and cultural icon Serge Gainsbourg rom director Joann Sfar, based on his graphic novel, haughtily titled Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. We’ll also be finishing off our Roman Polanski spotlight with his erotic 1992 drama Bitter Moon, in which an idyllic French romance gradually turns into a weekend at the Kratina household.


Music Playlist

Serge Gainsbourg – Bonnie and Clyde
Serge Gainsbourg – En Melodie
Serge Gainsbourg  – 69 Années Erotique
Serge Gainsbourg  – Manon
Serge Gainsbourg  – L’Hotel Particulier

  1. Aaron says

    I just listened to this podcast episode. One of the symbols that Polanski used often in Bitter Moon is the circle. I found it everywhere! The circular windows on the ship, circular mirrors on the walls of the restaurant. Did anyone else notice this? What do these circles mean? Did Polanski place them there purposefully?

    1. Ricky says

      I don’t want to comment on what I think it means considering it is pretty perverted.

  2. bleuaméricaine says

    I just love it when Chrystina stops by, always enjoy her great insight and commentary.

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