Mac DeMarco combined with Anna Karina in Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Masculin Féminin’ is spectacular
A creative Mac DeMarco fan has combined ‘My Kind of Woman’ with Jean-Luc Godard’s now-iconic film Masculin Féminin and the results are spectacular.
The track, taken from DeMarco’s first studio album 2, was recorded in June and released in October 2012 on the Captured Tracks label. The record, featuring tracks like ‘Freaking Out the Neighbourhood’ and ‘Cooking Up Something Good’ undoubtedly propelled him into the mainstream music scene.
Now, a YouTube channel that shares its name with South Korean film I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK, has quite brilliantly decided to take a track from DeMarco’s album and combine it with Godard’s iconic picture Masculin Féminin… and the results are spectacular.
The film, a pioneering 1966 French-Swedish New Wave feature, stars the likes of stars Anna Karina, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert, Michel Debord and Catherine-Isabelle Duport who features heavily in the DeMarco collaboration.
Godard once said that the film managed to grip “the very audience it was meant for” as the young people of France thrived on the portrayal of youth and sex.
“Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud), a young idealist trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, takes a job interviewing people for a marketing research firm,” the film synopsis reads. “He moves in with aspiring pop singer Madeleine (Chantal Goya), and their affair often involves her two sexy roommates.
“Paul, however, is disillusioned by the growing commercialism in society, while Madeleine just wants to be successful. The story is told in a series of 15 unrelated vignettes.”
And, as if by magic, here’s Mac DeMarco getting involved: