Director Patrice Leconte gives us lots of anecdotes about his cult film.
We are taking advantage of the replay of Tanned skiing tonight on TF1 to share again the excellent anecdotes of Patrice Leconte detailed at the Première Cinéma Club organized at Les Fauvettes, in Paris, in October 2016.
“I’m going to make a terrible admission: I hate this music! Pierre Bachelet, peace of mind, who composed Les Bronzés font du ski, and that title… from the first audition, I didn’t like it. Everyone remembers it so it’s very good, but the fact of going down this staircase on this music, I almost missed two steps! ” Patrice Leconte was in great shape during the presentation of his cult comedy released in 1979. The director of Tanned and its suites delivered many anecdotes about the shooting and the excellent atmosphere which reigned within the Splendid team to the public during the last First Cinema Club, organized at Les Fauvettes, end of October. Present before the screening of the film, he said he was delighted and always surprised that he made such a box on each TV broadcast (“My wife saw him recently, I heard her curl, so I watched a bit with her … and I found it very funny!”), then he came back after the session to talk again about Tanned skiing, delivering details on the best scenes and enjoying the projection of the excellent parody of What’s The Mashup, who mixes the delirious dialogues of his comedy with the images of 8 bastards of Quentin Tarantino.
Les 8 Salopards version Les Bronzés are skiing
Here is the podcast of the evening, not to be missed if you like The Tanned :
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“No, it was not a real toad, it was even very drinkable …, he laughs about the famous sequence where friends are taken in by mountain people who make them taste their local specialties. There were also no worms on the sandwiches. But we cried with laughter while filming this. Jean-François Robin, the director of photography, closed an eye to look into the camera, and I saw tears of laughter running down. He had to control himself so as not to shake the camera, because he started to laugh. “
My cult scene of the Bronzed skiing by Patrice Leconte
But in fact ? Were the actors good skiers? “Some were very good, like Thierry Lhermitte and Christian Clavier, and others were breaches. Gérard Jugnot is a little self-taught, but he goes everywhere. Marie-Anne Chazel applies. Michel Blanc, let’s not talk about it, it’s a disaster, and Josiane Balasko wonders what she’s doing on skis. The characters were therefore not written despite common sense, they were written by themselves to match what they are on skis facing slopes. I myself am comparable to Gérard Jugnot. I have no style but nothing scares me … Anyway, we are not going to demonstrate, so I can tell you what I want! (laughs) “
“I am very flattered when I go skiing and I hear the song ‘Etoile des Neiges’. It’s joyful! About ‘When will I see you again, wonderful country?’, There are an incredible number of people who think that Michel Blanc sings ‘Etoile des Neiges’. It was the case on the set, then we realized during the editing that the rights of the song cost the skin of the buttocks. Pierre Bachelet said to me: ‘It doesn’t matter, we’ll do‘ in the style of ’using rhymes.’ It’s funny the auditory memory, people imagine that he really sings “Snow Star”
See the evening’s “live-tweet”
In a more serious register, he specifies that his first montage originally lasted 2:10, but that all the cut scenes, especially those with Martin Lamotte in the nightclub, were destroyed because it was very expensive to store them. “It’s peculiar to say that everything we cut doesn’t exist anymore. We shot a lot of scenes during the editing and we will never see the 40 minutes more. There were a lot of very funny things, but which were in excess. “ Trailer of Tanned Skiers: