When Jean-Luc Goddard filmed a British pop video

When Jean-Luc Goddard filmed a British pop video


norman lebrecht

December 25, 2015

Lovely a capella singing, a little too much vibrato.

marianne faithfull

Background here.


  • Eddie Mars says:

    A magnificent piece of 1960s chic. The framing, the colours and the reflective mood are perfect – like an aria from a Handel opera.

    I do hope Norman Tebbitt was tuning in.

  • Louy says:

    Godard please !

  • M_von_Kolinahr says:

    Ah, the young Marianne – beautiful… catch another lovely early performance of hers (“Something Better”) in the Rolling Stones’ legendary long-unreleased December 1968 TV special “Rock ‘n’ Circus” (and then why not also check out the bonus features of that DVD for one of the last-ever public appearances by the late Julius Katchen, playing de Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance” and a little Mozart for the assembled rock denizens of the day to lap up, which they did, most appreciatively – outtakes that never made it to the main film – he died from cancer just four months later, aged 42). … Those early songs of hers were a long, long way from the unsettling darkness of her classic “Broken English” a decade and a half later, but that’s another story.