Monday, July 05, 2010

"Gainsbourg": The Ultimate Love Song

Sneak Peek the new quad poster supporting the feature "Gainsbourg", directed by Joann Sfar, following the life of the French singer/songwriter/film director 'Serge Gainsbourg' (Eric Elmosnino), from his childhood in occupied France, to his rise as an international pop star.

His varied style and individuality made Gainsbourg's songs difficult to categorize, although he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians.

In 1969, he released the song "Je t'aime... moi non plus", featuring explicit lyrics and simulated sounds of a female orgasm.

The song also appeared on the LP "Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg".

Originally recorded with actress Brigitte Bardot, the recording was released with future girlfriend Birkin when Bardot backed out.

While Gainsbourg declared the composition the "ultimate love song," "Je T'aime was censored in various countries, with the Vatican declaring in a public statement at the time, that the song was 'offensive'.

However, despite all the controversy, the song charted within the top ten in many European countries, with Gainsbourg writing soundtracks for more than 40 films as well as directing the films "Je t'aime... moi non plus", "Équateur" and "Charlotte For Ever".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Gainsbourg" and "Je t'aime"...