Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Daft Punk Unchained: if he hides under the helmets? – BBC

Canal + broadcasts the first documentary about the irresistible rise of the French electro duo, told by the band.

Last year, the fiction film Eden , the director Mia Hansen-Love, told the French Touch seen through the prism of those who remained on the edge of the road. It crossed the members of Daft Punk, on the rise. The documentary D Punk aft Unchained , the first in the group, pays homage to the career of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, craftsmen of one of the best success stories of the last twenty years .

Before being crowned by the Grammy Awards, and applauded by Paul McCartney joined onstage by Stevie Wonder, these two little French sparked a mini revolution in electronic music. This story extraordinary is told by his privileged witnesses, some of whom speak for the first time. Thus Maya Masseboeuf, former artistic director of Virgin, who played a key role in their path.

More interesting than those superstars like Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, the evidence of the close entourage of musicians are very revealing as that of their former manager Pedro Winter or those of friends beginnings. The construction of the characters, the contribution of helmets and aesthetics peculiar dissected by Michel Gondry, while discography evolution is put into perspective by privileged observers.

A special mention to Paul Williams, which tells how the two young men, fans of the movie Phantom of the Paradise , have turned their dream into augmented reality.


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