For one hour every saturday Clap!Matthew Career, a cinema specialist from Europe 1, visits the seventh art news. Each week, a guest presents a personal questionnaire on the films of his life, whether from the world of cinema or not. On Saturday, it is actor François Bareland, who sinks into his cinephile memories, on the haunting music of Georg Weller, marked by John Wayne, Bill Murray or even Brigitte Bardot.
What is your first memory of cinema?
It was Alamo, A film with John Wayne in the 1960s. I must have been 8 years old and I went to see it with my father. It was a big exit, we went there in the metro, on the Grand Boulevards, in a cinema that became a job club. At the time, I had not yet thought about being an actor.
Your best memory in theaters?
Ben-Hur. I remember the intermission as there was miko ice cream in which free chocolates and eskimos were distributed. It was a macabre, I remember it completely.
The film you love but are ashamed to admit?
Other’s face, By Pierre Tchernia. At the same time, I do not see why I should be ashamed. Yes, a little, because it’s a fun movie to watch in the twenty-fifth degree, it’s a bit stupid if you watch it in the first degree. It was with Michel Serrault, my absolute idol, and Jean Poert. For me, this is a bedside film. I was even offered it on DVD to satisfy my passion for Michel Serrault.
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