Aux Champs-Elysées!

On the Ferry

No, I’m not talk­ing about that place in France. I’m talk­ing about the song by Joe Dassin from the sound­track of Wes Anderson’s lat­est offer­ing, The Dar­jeel­ing Lim­it­ed that we saw this past week­end. It’s the catchi­est French song I know after Frère Jacques and it’s been stuck in my head all day.

Aux Champs-Elysées, aux Champs-Elysées
Au soleil, sous la pluie, à midi ou à minu­it
Il y a tout ce que vous voulez aux Champs-Elysées

Lis­ten to the song at the Hype Machine or down­load the song (and a cou­ple oth­er songs from the sound­track) from Sug­ar­town and tell me it’s not a catchy song!

The Dar­jeel­ing Lim­it­ed is a good movie but the pre­quel short film, Hotel Cheva­lier, not so much. How­ev­er, you should not judge the movie by the pre­quel (which I’m sure peo­ple only see because it has nekkid Natal­ie Port­man). When they were show­ing Hotel Cheva­lier at the cin­e­ma, I just con­cen­trat­ed on the song play­ing in back­ground — Where Do You Go To (My Love­ly) by Peter Sarst­edt — which nev­er fails to make me laugh. It made the crap­py short film some­what bear­able. The Dar­jeel­ing Lim­it­ed itself real­ly made up for the crap­pi­ness that is Hotel Cheva­lier. The cin­e­matog­ra­phy is sim­ply stun­ning. You should go see it!

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  1. I love this song: it reminds me of my child­hood, and Les Champs-Élysées is also the place I often took my lover to when we were dat­ing; we’re hap­pi­ly mar­ried now…
    We miss Paris, France a lot, but we also like liv­ing in Water­loo, ON :)

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