Comme YouTube pour les Grenouilles! Yeh yeh!
June 21, 2006 11:16 AM   Subscribe

Ques ça c'est? Scopitones were film jukeboxes in post-war France. See Jacque Brel and Johnny Hallyday in vivid couleur! (via)
posted by klangklangston (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
*twitch* Qu'est-ce que c'est?! But those are some awesome videos...
posted by whatzit at 11:23 AM on June 21, 2006

Cool, the version of "Madeleine" by Jacque Brel is terrific.
posted by blahblahblah at 11:25 AM on June 21, 2006

Ha! I knew my middle-school french would fail me! Maybe a kind admin will hope me.
posted by klangklangston at 11:26 AM on June 21, 2006


That'd be Qu'est-ce que c'est?

The French you attempted there doesn't mean anything. (On preview, whatzit already caught it.)

Ah, oui. Jacque needs an S.

Nevertheless, [c'est bon]
posted by emelenjr at 11:28 AM on June 21, 2006

See also this related thread from years past.
posted by Staggering Jack at 11:38 AM on June 21, 2006

Oui, c'est bon!
posted by OmieWise at 11:50 AM on June 21, 2006

Jacque Brel is a sexy, sexy beast of a man.
posted by bardic at 11:52 AM on June 21, 2006

See also this related thread from years past.

(or this one)

but who really has enough time to keep up with all the advances in Scopitone technology?
posted by milovoo at 12:06 PM on June 21, 2006

"Grenouilles" is pretty close to a racial slur no?
(not that i have ever really cared about that myself..)
posted by zenzizi at 12:31 PM on June 21, 2006

Zen Zizi, eh?
posted by emelenjr at 12:59 PM on June 21, 2006

Hey, there were scopitones in America, too. There was a guy in Brooklyn that was a historian of Scopitones and would have nights at bars showing them from a film projector.

I've looked high and low for a copy of the version of "The Lady is a Tramp" I saw on Scopitone. Now, all I can remember is that the singer was 'something Drago' and looked Italian.

Anyway, good post.
posted by lumpenprole at 2:03 PM on June 21, 2006

Also, I never really liked the Gainsbourg song 'Comic Strip' because I thought it was a bit silly.

But now I see it was all with the intent of getting 'Initials BB' into that outfit.

Once again, Serge, I salute you.
posted by lumpenprole at 2:17 PM on June 21, 2006

So, Pour Ton Amour seems to be the Old Spice Sea Chanty, aka Scotland the Brave? (last link plays some midified bagpipe thang)
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 8:24 PM on June 21, 2006

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