jeudi 17 novembre 2011

Claude Channes - Mao Mao

Here's a catchy number for you courtesy of Claude Channes, as featured in the Jean-Luc Godard film, La Chinoise.

On a separate note, did anyone catch the UK premiere of Pan Am last night? Wow. As if British television channels weren’t already saturated with audiovisual garbage in every flavour, now something comes along that is so thoroughly feculent and devoid of any merit whatsoever that I actually began to embrace the prospect of sitting down to watch Wayne Rooney’s second cousin battle it out with carpet-fitter-to-the-stars, Bob, on ITV4's forthcoming Celebrity Come Morris Dance With Me to Dubstep On Ice.

Anyhow, it transpired that Pan Am is so historically inaccurate that the writers needed to continuously show a copy of LIFE magazine with the date on it in order to remind the viewer that it was meant to take place in the sixties. This was exemplified by the fact that - somewhere between nodding off and daydreaming about the many ways I could go about destroying my television - I half expected to see one of the passengers updating his Facebook status on his iPad. This almost seems like nitpicking when compared to the storyline – actually scrap that, compared to every other aspect of this show - which was a bit like watching an extended version of Britney Spears' video for Toxic crossed with an episode of schoolboy-come-spy puppet show, Joe 90. To describe Pan Am as “Mad Men on a plane” is tantamount to describing ‘Allo, ‘Allo! as “Schindler’s List in France”. Besides that, it was great! What did you think?

4 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Hahaha, sad I missed it now. Sounds like a good laugh.

mysterymoor a dit…

"to describe Pan Am as “Mad Men on a plane” is tantamount to describing ‘Allo, ‘Allo! as “Schindler’s List in France” -> I laughed out loud.

I am following Pan Am for the simple reason that most people on the show are beautiful and wear nice dresses. That said, it irritates me a little bit. The characters are extremely underdeveloped and every episode seems to be a repeat of the last. I don't think it'll last long, really.

The new show I'm loving the most this season is Up All Night. Have you seen that?

Laura a dit…

Haha i like your review. I kind of half watched it whilst doing something else, it didn't really grab me either! I miss Mad Men! It wasn't a patch on that.

:: t h o m :: a dit…

Andrea: I've not heard of "Up All Night" but I just looked it up and spotted Will Arnett in it - I loved him as Gob in Arrested Development - so I will definitely have to try and watch this, so thanks for the tip!

Laura: Yeah, Mad Men is definitely a vastly superior show! My only small gripe would be that Mad Men's depiction of the sixties is one where nothing particularly exciting seems to have happened between the years 1962 and 1965 (although there was mention of a plane falling out the sky in 1962 and Betty vomitted on herself in 1963).