-on Music & Time
::Four years, nearly, and 11 randomly selected albums::
-1-Chicago Underground Trio - SLON
-2-Tortise - ITS ALL AROUND YOU
-3-Spiritualized - LET IT COME DOWN
-4-Bardo Pond - SET AND SETTING
-5-Nico - CHELSEA GIRL
-6-The Rolling Stones - OUT OF OUR HEADS uk
-7-Graham Coxon - CROW SIT ON BLOOD TREE
-8-Radiohead - KID A (the first 3 notes and the rest)
-9-Low - LONG DIVISION
-10-Death Cab For Cutie - FORBIDDEN LOVE e.p.
-11-Louis Armstrong - WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
"In most of my movies - in most movies in fact - the film dictates the music. In The Dreamers, however; all the music is from the late 60's, long before my film was born. I'm only now realising that some of the scenes are completely inspired by the music."
Rock and Roll is longing. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, THE DREAMERS is an enveloping vision encompassing both highly self-conscious longing and a great naivite. It is about the origin of rock; how so ever it was and would become. Now, gazing back lovingly, as this film does, I was quickly embroiled with deep characterization and the 'observant' style of the director. While shooting as POV, long takes and at fixed angles you may notice the use of mirrors in the images on screen where one may view the action on many layers, (i.e. usually in the background). Where in the foreground, are intense, complex and natural performances of characters- blind to their outside world and learning to see themselves more closely. Their attempt to recognize themselves- as distinct from the pictures on the screen or in the pages of romantic books as from childhood, or in the words of a song; as they are freed - automatically jettisoned from the poetic of their parents era...these are their trials and the story of their collective love.
-07-Steve Miller Band - Song For Our Ancestors 5:59 -This song tells the story of a small inverted menage et trois, 'teen' drama hidden inside what is not directly the subject of the film: the swirling center of the newly forming universe of sound and reverberation, by the swelling poetic and political tensions in French Society surrounding the closing of LA CINEMATHEQUE FRANCAISE, and later The General Strike of 1968.
-10-Antoine Duhamel - Ferdinand from the film "PIERROT LE FOU" by Jean Luc Godard 2:58 -A soaring and disjointed multitonal piece for string orchestra, a fateful fall into shame, scandal, and sadness.
-11-Grateful Dead - Dark Star (Exclusive Band Edit) 9:02 -Very sophisticated (still too long).
-01-Jimi Hendrix - Third Stone From The Sun (not long enough) 6:44
-04-Martial Solal - New York Herald Tribune from the film "A BOUT DE SOUFFLE" by Jean Luc Godard 1:27
-06-Charles Trenet - La Mer -Amazingly energetic and enveloping ode. Also this song was probably recorded on the stadium p.a.. 3:21
Aussi, amour vrai; Edith Piaf et Francoise Hardy!!!
Ultimately, this music as is true of the film - provides a context - not only an homage to the artists whose work is translated as being representative of a certain time in 'History', however fictionalized; a vision of the birth of many, things, ideas and much love at a difficile et important temps dans l'histoire de L'AMOUR.