Saturday, August 2, 2003

Saturday August 2, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 AM

Dark Desire

Film star dies after fight
with rock boyfriend

“…they seemed destined to become France’s golden couple: the fragile and gifted film actress from one of the country’s great theatrical families, and the radical rock star-poet with a genuine social conscience.

But yesterday Marie Trintignant died in Paris of a cerebral haemorrhage, while her boyfriend, Bernard [sic] Cantat, lead singer of France’s most popular rock band

Noir D├ęsir

was in jail… suspected of landing the blow that plunged her into a coma from which she never emerged.

— Jon Henley in Paris
    Saturday August 2, 2003
The Guardian 

The Details:

“Trintignant… was rushed to hospital at 7.30 on Sunday morning…. 

The singer, adored in France as much for his militant and public stands on issues such as racism, globalisation and the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as for his powerful lyrics and charismatic stage presence, was admitted to hospital shortly afterwards with acute alcohol poisoning and a suspected overdose of prescription drugs.

He had allegedly waited more than five hours since the midnight struggle before sounding the alarm….”

Last Sunday’s site music, for the entry Catholic Tastes, was…  

Nous Voici Dans La Ville – A Christmas song from 15th century France (midi by John Philip Dimick).  

It will serve as a memorial song for Marie.

As for Cantat, see the 
four entries that preceded
the Catholic Tastes entry.

These deal with substance abuse and postmodern French philosophy.

The song I would recommend to memorialize the role of Cantat in this affair is American rather than French…


Pukin’ in the Parkin’ Lot.”

Religious meditation for today:

As remarked in my
obituary for Sam Phillips,
Father of Rock and Roll,

“If there’s a rock and roll heaven,
Well you know they’ve got
a hell of a band.”

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