“A voice that warms in a cold world”: Brassens told by himself

Director Philippe Kohly is devoting a documentary to Georges Brassens broadcast on France 3 on Friday, for which he has assembled a series of little-known archives. “We often think that Brassens is a silent bear, but he liked to talk about himself,” he said at the microphone of Europe 1. 

“Brassens is often thought to be a silent bear, but he liked to talk about himself.” In his documentary Brassens par Brassens , broadcast Friday evening on France 3, Philippe Kholy pays tribute to one of the biggest names in French song. And for this, he gave the floor to the singer himself.

“The portrait of a man is essentially in his voice. The voice is the soul, much more than the look or the face”, explains Phillipe Kohly at the microphone of Europe 1, in Culture-Media. The director, who had already dedicated films to Jacques Brel, Jean Ferrat and Edith Piaf, this time brings together a series of archives hitherto unknown, following public appearances, and interviews with Brassens. “He has a warm voice, in a cold world,” smiles the director.

“My songs have to sound like they’re spoken”

A moving voice, and sometimes surprising words. “My songs must seem to be spoken, that those who hear me think that I cannot sing, that I make easy little music. It must not only by means of musical artifices, I divert attention from the text, ”explains Georges Brassens, for example, an accomplished musician.

“Brassens is full of personal contradictions: he also said that what counted at the beginning is the music. And he just liked the music, those of Tino Rossi for example, that his mother sang”, specifies Philippe Kohly.

“I admire you a lot”, slips Johnny

The documentary returns, with actress Sandrine Kiberlain in voiceover, on certain moments in the singer’s life. His arrest in Sète for theft when he was a teenager, the STO during the Second World War … and even a cross interview with a certain Johnny Hallyday. “I admire you a lot”, slips the very young yéyé …

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‘Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris’ ABC documentary revisits bravery, first-hand accounts of 2019 fire

The infamous Notre-Dame cathedral fire of 2019 shocked the world. Now, in a two-hour documentary special, ABC will revisit first-hand accounts of the disaster in “Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris.”

Together with harrowing footage from within the inferno, “Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris” features interviews with firefighters, clergy, local officials, and those who were inside the cathedral on April 15, 2019, to tell the story of the fire watched around the world.

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, and is also the keeper of some of Christianity’s most priceless and revered relics.

The fire was broadcast live throughout the world. People looked on helplessly as 500 Parisian firefighters were losing the battle against a raging fire that was destroying it all.

The world cried and prayed, powerless as the flames threatened to wipe out nearly 900 years of history.

Ultimately, the president of France and the general in charge of the Paris Fire Brigade made the significant decision of sending a commando of elite firefighters to an extremely perilous, even suicidal mission to save the cathedral.

“Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris” highlights the events of that fateful night, and highlights the brave and extraordinary efforts to save the very soul of Paris and Europe’s most precious monument.

Don’t miss “Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris” on Wednesday, September 16 at 9 p.m. on ABC.Source: ‘Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris’ ABC documentary revisits bravery, first-hand accounts of 2019 fire – ABC11 Raleigh-Durham

Merci, Michael Moore! Watch a FREE showing of new film “Planet of the Humans”

Michael Moore presents Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America.

This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It’s too little, too late. Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on biomass, wind turbines, and electric cars? No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine”).

This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late.

Featuring: Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Richard Branson, Robert F Kennedy Jr., Michael Bloomberg, Van Jones, Vinod Khosla, Koch Brothers, Vandana Shiva, General Motors, 350.org, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Nature Conservancy, Elon Musk, Tesla. Music by: Radiohead, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Blank & Jones, If These Trees Could Talk, Valentina Lisitsa, Culprit 1, Patrick O’hearn, The Torquays, Nigel Stanford, and many more.

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