Friday, June 8, 2012

Boris Vian's L'écume des jours (Foam of the Daze) film

TamTam Books' edition of L'écume des jours (Foam of the Daze)


Here are some current images from the new Michel Gondry film 'L'écume des jours, based on the novel by Boris Vian (and of course, published by TamTam Books.  I have to say it looks incredible:









On a personal note no one from the film production has approached me regarding the filming of "L'écume des jours.  My translation of the book is "Foam of the Daze" but they're using an old American translated title of the novel, "Mood Indigo,"  that was published by Grove in the mid-1960's.  I have read all three English translations (of course) and its strange that they're using this title.  One, at least for the novel, the title or song "Mood Indigo" is never mentioned in the narrative.  Nevertheless it promises to be an interesting film.
Here's the cover of Mood Indigo
The Grove edition of L'écume des jours (tr Mood Indigo)



L'écume des jours (tr UK Froth on the Daydream)




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