Les États généraux du film documentaire 2013 Scam : Radio Night

Scam : Radio Night


Oh Pleasures

You only have to consult any dictionary of quotes to observe that the word "pleasure" conjures up God knows how many entries. The spectrum runs broad from Jules Renard to Oscar Wilde, from whom I can retain this quip: "Pleasure is the only thing to live for. Nothing ages like happiness."
I would like, modestly of course, to add a little contribution to this anthology that has not yet been recorded: "To the pleasure of not seeing you..." Radio is, amongst other things, that: not seeing, not being seen...
Everything you will hear expresses pleasure or pleasures: whether it be of marine weather (to the ears of navigators) or of libertine readings or again of childhood memories, kitchen recipes, bicycle rides, diverse addictions without forgetting - an "involuntary" pleasure - the burst of laughter that the journalist cannot control and which turns contagious.
YES! The pleasures of radio are incomparable. And not to be confused with happiness, for as Jean Servais said at the end of Max Ophuls' film Le Plaisir (and you will pardon me this second quote): "Hey, my friend, happiness is not gay!"

Pierre Bouteiller
Chairman of the Sound Commission at the Scam

Sensuality, flavour, ecstasy, delectation, gourmandising... Pleasures titillate our senses. From pleasures of loved ones to the pleasures of the flesh, the radio archives of Ina unveil their myriad nuances. A subtle emotion, a sound bitten off from a childhood memory, the heat of a summer evening...
Ecstatic, pleasures can reveal themselves in a spiritual quest. And there is the body, liberated by extreme experience, in the skies, in the ocean depths.
This body which sometimes gives itself over to addictions, takes forbidden paths, loses itself in places where pleasures, shivers and complex sensations merge. Indescribable. Oh pleasures...

Jean-Louis Rioual

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The Marine Weather Forecast

How the coded language and mythical voice of marine weather forecasts inspire the fantasy of singer Jean-Louis Murat and bears him aloft on the waves and poetic turbulence of love.

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Excerpt from The Rehearsal or Love punished, by Jean Anouilh
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And morality in all that?

Is the good right? Is pleasure virtue? How can we measure the ambivalence of pleasure and the weight of suffering that sometimes accompanies it? Jean Salem, specialist of Epicurus, points out the philosophical paradoxes of pleasure.
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Sweets in the Mouth

In the style of Georges Perec, memories of childhood sweets, large jars of liquorice, packets of marshmallows, of mint rocks, butterscotch, jelly beans, fruit drops... Memories and delights!
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Hedonist Angel by Michel Onfray

"Pleasure without conscience is only the ruin of the soul. Rejoice while we await death." How is it possible to reconcile the human being with all its senses and the totality of its flesh? The hedonist philosophy of Michel Onfray is evident in all his books.
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The Orchard by Anna de Noailles
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Leg Games

The arts of olfaction and delectation. A gourmand wine taster shows Jean-Luc Petitrenaud how the nose, the legs of a Sancerre wine express the secret flavour of a particular vineyard and the finest of seasons, Spring. Nature is an open and free school of the senses where you can take fantastic pleasure, if you work at it!
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From the Whip to the Sceptre

Prince of France, deprived of his throne, Henri d'Orléans learned from the age of eight the essential principles of French traditional cooking, the art of beating eggs, allying tastes, cultivating this talent inherited from his venerable ancestor, Hugues Capet, crowned King of France, who started out as carving squire and head sauceman.
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Crazy about Football

Live as it happens, the ecstasy and crescendo excitement of sports commentators, Alain Giresse, Jacques Vendroux and Pierre-Louis Castelli.
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Carpe Diem

Happiness of the moment! The little things of life... Within the grasp of the hand...
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In Which Position?

Elaborating extravagant acrobatics to attain pleasure? Vanity of vanities. The banal is good. Seated, standing or lying down, there coils pleasure. "It's at the table or in bed that we say yes to the world", said Eluard.
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Light as Air

Reading of a letter by the winner of a contest proposed by the newspaper Le Monde. The pleasurable sensations of letting go, of becoming lighter...
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In the Dungeon of Mistress Cindy

Role play between Cindy, sadomasochist mistress of ceremonies, and her pupil Claire, a dissipated little girl from Severity College... From pleasure to pain. On cerebral ravishment. Where is the sex?
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The Béguines' Big Crush

The sensual relationship to Christ within this 12th century religious movement disturbed the Church. Their writings transmit ecstacy and intense joy. Mystical love becomes physical. The flesh inundates the spirit.
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Nirvana

The limits of pleasure. The fraying of delight. The infinity of happiness that can be discovered within oneself. The joy of happiness, detached from all contingencies, possible in all places, at all times. Words of the Buddhist monk: Mathieu Ricard.
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Freud is everywhere!

Out of control on reading tragic news. Fatal lapsus! One day in 1975, nothing can stop the irrepressible laughter of Jean Pierre Blanzac, not even reading the race results...
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Doctissimo

A lesson by Professor Souriau who allows us to touch the principles of a certain sense of aesthetics.
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Musique in cupped hands

Pianissimo. Fortissimo. Marc Peronne explains the magic of the accordeon, his pleasure in handling the bellows of this instrument, modeling with his two hands volume and expression with an incredibly rich variety of nuances.
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Feet firmly on the ground

Jacques Lacarrière walked across France twice in 1971 and 72, dawdling, roaming, rediscovering yesterdays tracks and shortcuts, taking the time to discover people and places, reconnecting with those traditions of hospitality forgotten in the country's tremendous post-war boom, blinded by the car and asphalt.
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Progressive slips and slides

Slip into the skin of a surfer decked out with his fluorescent gear. Live as it happens the sensations of spray, water, the surfboard at Biarritz.
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...Amid the ocean

Direct dive into the fabulous world of submarine corals as described by Robert Arnaud. A pleasure for the eyes, a pleasure of listening beneath the waves of sound.
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In Seventh Heaven

Up in the sky, Ludovic Bednar, glider pilot, escapes, forgets about weight, becomes extraterrestrial, sees the world as in a dream. Everything is transformed into images that he recreates on earth in drawings and sculpture.
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Artificial Paradises

What hallucinogenic substances were people consuming after 1968? In India, what kind of respect is shown to those "sacred" drugs, which have been smoked by the great sages for thousands of years? Daniel Giraud, an experienced hiker and adept in initiation journeys, answers questions on the geographical variations of the subject's taboos.
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The Cult of the Smoke Ring

When tobacco was chic and freely consumed. Eulogy of the pipe and the cigar, a world of desire, relaxation, friendliness, according to Jean-Claude Perrier... Tobacco as a fake and compulsive habit! Criticism of the cigarette, its addiction, filling an endless need.
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Bachelors of Sex

A sensational opinion survey by Emmanuel Moreau on the meaning of the word "libertinage" for the population in the street... Down to earth or philosophical reactions!
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Preliminaries

Under the regency of the eighteenth century, an unleashing of licentiousness and galantry, libertine confessions and daydreams by idle aristocrats. The chambers and antichambers of the coming revolution...
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Dangerous Waves

A letter with double meaning by a naughty housewife... suavely read by Daniel Mermet, creator of Coulée douce, a memorable erotic programme that caused scandal in 1985 and 86.
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To Hell with Love!

Reading of La Nuit et le Moment by Crébillon son, lewd writer and singer of the eighteenth century, who preferred pleasure to love. Unlike his father.
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To Hell with Women!

From libertinism to the shackles of mariage. Sexuality under police control, alienated women, a security obsessed society. The conspiracy of priests and doctors against the demonised woman. The erudite scholar Robert Muchembled, historian of witchcraft, recounts the history of sexual pleasure from the sixteenth century to our days in Orgasm and the West.


Coordination : A programme proposed by Carole Pither and Jean-Louis Rioual. With the collaboration of Veronika Mabardi (Scam Belgique
), Stéphanie Place (Ina sound archives), 
Frédéric Fiard (editing and sound mix), 
Valérie Massignon (XYZèbre-writing).