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October 31, 2021 3:39 PM   Subscribe

"Aline", a delightful animated music video directed by Wes Anderson as part of The French Dispatch (Fanfare), featuring Christophe's Aline sung by Jarvis Cocker, and illustrated by Javi Aznarez.
posted by adrianhon (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Fanfare for the movie, incidentally.
posted by Going To Maine at 3:44 PM on October 31, 2021

That was excellent and very fun. I didn’t recognize the name Jarvis Cocker or his voice but instantly noted that the yellow suited character moved like the guy from the Pulp videos.
posted by brachiopod at 4:22 PM on October 31, 2021

Man, that cast.
posted by zardoz at 4:40 PM on October 31, 2021

Herbsaint Sazerac? I'll have two.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 4:47 PM on October 31, 2021

I loves me some Jarvis Cocker, but — this will always be Christophe’s song.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:41 PM on October 31, 2021

The French makes this not my favorite of Jarvis's, but what a nice actual music video.
posted by rhizome at 12:55 AM on November 1, 2021

The video is illustrated by Javi Aznarez, who has some other material related to the film on his website, including posters you can buy
posted by The River Ivel at 1:53 AM on November 1, 2021 [2 favorites]

I loved this - and absolutely worth several re-views to see all the in jokes! Jarvis Cocker has lived in Paris on and off since the 1990s - and permanently since 2003. He often played French music on The Sunday Service programmes he did for BBC 6 music.

The original of "Aline" was released in 1965 by Christophe - fun fact: Aline was the name of his dentist's assistant.
posted by rongorongo at 2:55 AM on November 1, 2021 [6 favorites]

How good is Jarvis Cocker's French accent? Are their any native French speakers reading who can comment on this?
posted by subdee at 6:45 PM on November 1, 2021 [1 favorite]

How good is Jarvis Cocker's French accent?

Well now I can answer that: Meh. A solid Anglo accent.
Great video though!
posted by bulgroz at 12:33 PM on November 2, 2021 [1 favorite]

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