Category Archives: france

Gerard Depardieu GOING PLACES

In 1978 I saw the French road film LES VALSEUSES or GOING PLACES at the St. Mark’s Cinema. The Bernard Blier movie about two thugs blissfully wandering through France was a Gallic counterbalance to the other feature on the double bill EASY RIDER. Gerard Depardieu’s comic talent complimented the late Patrick Dewaeare and I kept [...]

Perpignan 1982

In the summer of 1982 my college friend Nick Napoli came to Paris. Walter D was DJ for the Rex Club’s final 24-hour marathon of new wave and ethnic bands featuring Toure Lunda and Virgin Prunes. We weren’t straight for any of those hours. The club’s manager Olivier had a family beach home on the [...]

A SMALL FISH by Peter Nolan Smith

The Cote d’Azur stretched along the Mediterranean from Ventimiglia to St. Tropez. The coastline has been populated since the Bronze Age, but the French actress Brigitte Bardot renewed interest in the Riviera with her debut appearance as a sultry teenager in the 1956 film ET DIEU…CREA LA FEMME. That summer the blonde sensation adorned every [...]

JE T’AIME Brigitte Bardot et Serge Gainsbourg

The Americans love to dismiss French music and that’s because they don’t know ‘merde’.

Brigitte Bardot you bet I would

And I would have loved to drive that car. Probably more than Brigitte Bardot. But driving both? Someone had to have done it.