Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On witnessing the bestowing of decoration

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" The writing of, say, Racine or Malherbe, perpendicular, diamanté, is pitted, is it not, and sprigged with sparkles; the flints and pebbles are there, no end of humble tags and commonplaces[...] they give you the phrase, the sparkle, the precious margaret. Perhaps only the French can do it. Perhaps only the French language can give you the thing you want."

Or benevolent photography, then, muses Sam Renseiw, capturing on-the-go-footage of decorative bestowments at the local French dependance together with Yi-hua. View the roughed, tinted footage of Lars S'' knighthood, complete with buffet and city centre by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 648, 03'06'', 28MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Blip.tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video feature a slow restoration of an older ferry scene ( Lum # 165 " the conservator", 00'59'', 4.9MB, Quikctime/mov )

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Blogger Jimi B. said...

Salut Sam,
J'aime bien le côté «vieille France» de ce film, un peu durassien aussi, Le vice-Consul, Hiroshima..., Y a comme le Mékong qui coule pas très loin. Ton Kyoto revisité, magnifique ! Amitiés, Jimi

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5:10:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

salut jimi,
oui en effet: c'est l'embassade de france a copenhague.un de mes amis, recipient de la decoration, devenant ainsi chevalier.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:13:00 am  
Blogger gurdonark said...

Great medal! everyone deserves to wear a great medal at least once in life--and yet not everybody deserves the arts et lettres award.

Monday, December 01, 2008 4:33:00 am  

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