Jeanne Moreau – Le Tourbillon De La Vie (From Jules Et Jim)

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Every time I hear about the French chic, I can’t help but think it’s long gone and there’s nothing except the legend to carry on a mere name for something once upon a time true.

The moment of the perfect French chic is this. Jeanne Moreau to prove it fully with “Le Tourbillon De La Vie” from the classic François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim. And at the exact flash of thought whispering that the French chic goes only black and white, right after the jump you’ll find Vanessa Paradis singing the same Tourbillon the la Vie at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. And who joins her to sing along this incredibly beautiful song? None the other but Jeanne Moreau. A great moment, two beautiful women in memoriam of the French Chic: Le Tourbillon de la Vie! (and such great lyrics! Thank you so much Adriana for this Friday Break inspiration!) Alors tous deux on est repartis/ Dans le tourbillon de la vie/ On a continue a tourner/ Tous les deux enlacés/ Tous les deux enlacés.


#1 Dolly Bird on 08.22.08 at 1:07 pm

A memorable moment!Jeanne was absolutely mesmerised by Vanessa freshness and woman/child beauty.I read she even compared Vanessa to her former bff Brigitte Bardot.I remember seing that scene on stage and was captivated by its sponteinity.Jeanne is timeless and Vanessa will be too.Merçi for this kpriss.Its your fault that I’ll probably be humming it all day long now!LOL!

#2 Adriana on 08.23.08 at 9:59 am

Kpriss, ah, you’ve posted it! I feel flattered. I smile bright at this moment. I found it so suitable for a nice Friday Break. Indeed, see this two beautiful women whom I both like a lot. Its seemed to me Vanessa was a bit shy along the marvelous Jeanne and I love the end at the performence where Jeanne lift Vanessa up…so moving…
Its such a great chanson too….unforgetteable. A classic everybody must have seen.
I love Jeanne Moreau, I love the Film Noir. Merci bien Krpiss, you made my day!

#3 Ellington on 08.23.08 at 2:04 pm

A pretty little Friday ditty!
I have to say though when I listen to it it makes me think of a children’s tv theme song, with wee little hand puppets singing and dancing along to it!: )

#4 kpriss on 08.24.08 at 1:20 pm

I’m humming ever since, Dolly Bird!

Adriana, I loved that moment when she lifted her up! It’s impressive!

Ellington, I haven’t thought about a children’s tv theme song, but you’re right, there’s a lot of rhythm into it and children love that, it could work! especially with a puppets visual and tons of vivid colors!

#5 dkep on 01.27.09 at 4:21 pm

This is a very emotional moment. Jeanne Moreau is the queen of french cinema (think a cross between Liz Taylor and Meryl Streep and you get half the idea) and Vanessa is appropriately deferential… Jeanne is so enchanted and gracious that I was in tears watching the significance. I love them both too. AS FOR the remarks about a children’s theme song… well, the melody maybe but the lyrics are about lovers who connect, break up, reconnect rebreak up and so on… and they wonder why they get caught up in the whirlwind of life… it’s very sad and plaintive and TRUE….
Thanks for posting this…

#6 kpriss on 01.27.09 at 4:48 pm

Every time I watch these two clips I get the goose bumps and tears in my eyes!

It’s such a beautiful song and such a great moment with the two ladies singing together, I can’t help it!

And even if the song is about two lovers (and such a special story there!) the music line is perfectly fitted for children. It’s bouncy and they love the rhythm.

But then again, there’s nothing like this story of two estranged lovers getting back together again.. for good this time! (you should watch Jeux D’enfants if you haven’t already!)

Thank you for your sweet words!

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