The Mask and the Feather

The Mask and the Plume is a radio program of France Inter created in 1955 , presented since 1989 by Jérôme Garcin and diffused every Sunday from 20 h 05 to 21 h. This issue is devoted to criticism of the books or to parts theater or at the cinema . Every Sunday, the theme of the show changes, with however a benefit for the cinema to which more hours are devoted. It is the oldest broadcast of the European media landscape still broadcast 1 .

History

This show is one of the oldest in French radio. It was created onby Michel Polac and François-Régis Bastide , merging two previous programs, one concerning the theater, the other the literature. It was broadcast from 1956 on Paris Inter , the ancestor of France Inter , and became the prototype of the cultural radio program for the general public. The cinema enters there from October 15th, 1957 . In 1960 , in response to an internal note from the ORTF management urging producers to reveal no signatories of the Manifesto 121 , the show is scuttled (after consultation debaters, Jean-Louis Bory, Guy Dumur , Alain Bosquet ) by one of the days of entertainment, the writer Jérôme Peignot 2 , and is suspended for six months 3 .

Michel Polac left the show in 1970 . In 1982 , Pierre Bouteiller took the direction of the show in replacement of Bastide. The direct is privileged, but the interventions of the public little by little spread. The program gradually changes from two hours to one hour. Jérôme Garcin succeeds Pierre Bouteiller in 1989 .

For several years, the programs have been recorded at Studio 104 of the Maison de la Radio in Paris on Thursday evening. They are in “live conditions” without cuts or editing. However, the team may move to provincial cities like thein Orléans, where a program was recorded in the great cinema hall of les Carmes, or regularly in Lyon on the occasion of the Festival of Lights, of which France Inter is a partner.

In 2005 on the occasion of its 50 th  anniversary, the show received the honor Laurier Radio, presented by audiovisual Paris Club 4 . More recently, Le Figaro highlights in 2013 the independence of critics of the Mask and their claimed subjectivity – not hesitating to “debunk the statues of the stars of the arts and letters” – the absence of a promotional approach and the participation of the public (through the mail read on the air at the beginning of each broadcast and any live interventions) 5 .

The show brings together about 580,000 listeners according to the study Médiamétrie 2008 6 – this very good score placing it “leader” of the radio media of this time slot on week-end 7 .

Critics of the Mask

Critics speaking at the Mask and the Pen in 2015 are marked with an asterisk. The press organ to which they belong, or belonged at the time of their participation in the program, is mentioned in parentheses.

The Cinema team

  • Sophie Avon * ( South West ) since 2005
  • Michel Aubriant ( Paris-Presse and Le Journal du dimanche )
  • John of Baroncelli ( The World )
  • Robert Benayoun ( Positive )
  • Pierre Billiard
  • Frédéric Bonnaud ( The Inrockuptibles )
  • Jean-Louis Bory ( The Nouvel Observateur ) from 1964 to 1979
  • Michel Boujut
  • Emmanuel Burdeau ( Cahiers du cinéma )
  • Georges Charensol ( The Literary News )
  • Michel Ciment * ( Positive ) since 1970
  • Philippe Collin
  • Annie Coppermann ( The Echoes )
  • Jacques Doniol-Valcroze ( The Cahiers du cinéma )
  • Odile Grand ( The Thursday Event )
  • Danièle Heymann * ( The World then Marianne )
  • Gilles Jacob ( The Express )
  • Thierry Jousse ( The Cahiers du cinéma )
  • Serge Kaganski ( The Inrockuptibles )
  • Samuel Lachize ( Humanity )
  • Jean-Marc Lalanne * ( The Inrockuptibles )
  • Gérard Lefort ( Release )
  • Xavier Leherpeur * ( The Seventh Obsession / iTELE )
  • Michel Mardore ( Le Nouvel Observateur ) from 1964 to 1971
  • David Martinez ( Technikart )
  • Pierre Murat * ( Télérama ) since 1992
  • Eric Neuhoff * ( Madame Figaro )
  • Elisabeth Quin
  • Alain Riou * ( The Obs )
  • Georges Sadoul ( French Letters )
  • Nicolas Schaller * ( The Obs )
  • Jacques Siclier ( The World )

The Theater Team 8

  • Gilles Costaz * ( Politis )
  • Guy Dumur ( The New Observer )
  • Matthieu Galey ( The Express )
  • Fabian Gastellier ( She )
  • Armelle Heliot * ( Le Figaro )
  • Vincent Josse * ( France Music )
  • Charlotte Lipinska * ( Marie Claire )
  • Jacques Nerson * ( The Obs )
  • Odile Quirot ( The Obs )
  • Gilles Sandier ( Weekly Policy )
  • Bernard Thomas ( The Chained Duck )
  • Sylvie Nicolet ( France Inter )
The Opera team

  • Pierre Combescot
  • Jacques Drillon
  • Françoise Ducout
  • Franck Erikson
  • François Hudry

The Books team

  • Frédéric Beigbeder ( Here )
  • Michel Crépu * ( Revue des deux Mondes and then La Nouvelle Revue française )
  • Jean-Louis Ezine * ( Obs and France Culture then Philosophy magazine )
  • Antoine de Gaudemar ( Liberation )
  • Nelly Kaprièlian * ( The Inrockuptibles )
  • Olivia de Lamberterie * ( She )
  • Patricia Martin * ( France Inter )
  • Eric Neuhoff * ( The Figaro )
  • François Nourissier
  • Bernard Rapp
  • Jean-Claude Raspiengeas * ( The Cross )
  • Angelo Rinaldi
  • Raphael Sorin
  • Arnaud Viviant * ( Transfuse then Charles )
  • Jean-Didier Wolfromm

Mask Audience Award

Every year since 1990 , at the initiative of Jérôme Garcin , the listeners of the Mask and the Plume are encouraged to nominate their best French and foreign film of the year 9 , 10 .

Year Best French Film Award Director Best Foreign Film Award Director Country
1990 The glory of my father Yves Robert Do not move, die and resurrect Vitali Kanevski  Russia
1991 Van Gogh Maurice Pialat Urga Nikita Mikhalkov  Russia
1992 Wild Nights Cyril Collard Husbands and wives Woody Allen  United States
1993 Three Colors: Blue Krzysztof Kieslowski Poland
 
Mysterious Murder in Manhattan Woody Allen  United States
1994 Wild Reeds André Téchiné Personal diary Nanni Moretti  Italy
1995 Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud Claude Sautet Land and Freedom Ken Loach  UK
1996 Captain Conan Bertrand Tavernier Breaking the Waves Lars von Trier  Denmark
1997 Western Manuel Poirier The Virtuoses Mark Herman  UK
1998 The dream life of angels Erick Zonca Life is Beautiful Roberto Benigni  Italy
1999 traveling Emmanuel Finkiel All about my mother Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
2000 Harry, a friend who wants you well 
The taste of others
Dominik Moll
Agnès Jaoui
In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-wai  Hong Kong
2001 The fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain Jean-Pierre Jeunet Mulholland Drive David Lynch  United States
2002 To be and to Have Nicolas Philibert Speak with her 
Man without the past
Pedro Almodóvar
Aki Kaurismaki
 Spain Finland
 
2003 An Amazing Couple , After Life , and Caval trilogy of Lucas Belvaux Belgium
 
Our best years Marco Tullio Giordana  Italy
2004 The Dodge Abdellatif Kechiche France – Tunisia
  
Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola  United States
2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped Jacques Audiard Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood  United States
2006 Lady Chatterley Pascale Ferran Volver Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
2007 Persepolis Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi The lives of others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  Germany
2008 A Christmas tale Arnaud Desplechin Waltz with Bachir Ari Folman  Israel
2009 a prophet Jacques Audiard Gran Torino Clint Eastwood  United States
2010 men and gods Xavier Beauvois The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski    franco – germano – british
2011 The State Exercise Pierre Schoeller A separation Asghar Farhadi  Iran
2012 A few hours of spring Stéphane Brizé Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson  United States
2013 The Life of Adele Abdellatif Kechiche France – Tunisia
  
Django Unchained 
The Great Bellezza
Quentin Tarantino
Paolo Sorrentino
 United States Italy
 
2014 The fighters Thomas Cailley Mommy Xavier Dolan  Canada
2015 Three memories of my youth Arnaud Desplechin Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven  franco – germano – turkish
2016 Frantz François Ozon Me, Daniel Blake Ken Loach  UK

Generic

The musical indicative of the credits of the Masque is “La Fileuse” ( Romance without lyrics in C major , opus 67, n ° 4) by Félix Mendelssohn , by Daniel Barenboïm (DG) 11 . This musical excerpt was chosen by François-Régis Bastide after the suicide of Bory because its melody reminded him of the missing journalist 12 . The peculiarity of the credits is that the announcement of the title of the show by Jerome Garcin is not recorded, the latter announcing itself for each program, on the musical theme of “Mask”.

Notes and references

  1. ↑ The 60 years of “Mask and feather”  [ archive ] Presentation of the special issue 60
  2. ↑ ”  remue.net: Jerome Peignot (2/6)  ”  [ archive ] , on remue.net (accessedFebruary 21, 2016 )
  3. ↑ Sophie Grassin, ”  The mask and feathers  ”  [ archive ] , on the Express.fr, (accessed February 21, 2016 )
  4. ↑ “Radio Nova – Laurels for Jean-François Bizot”  [ archive ] , RadioActu , March 29, 2006.
  5. ↑ Blaise Chabalier, Muriel Frat and Constance Jamet, ‘Culture: classical and modern “, in Le Figaro , insert” Culture “, Thursday, November 7, 2013, p.  35 .
  6. ↑ The Mask and the Feather, France Inter, 7/12/2008
  7. ↑ France Inter: “We are leaders in the crossroads of info”  [ archive ] on the site OZAP.com
  8. ↑ In shows on the theater, we can also hear from time to time André Degaine who intervenes in the audience
  9. ↑ ”  The price of the film of the listeners of the Mask and the Pen  ”  [ archive ] , on France Inter
  10. ↑ ”  Price of the listeners of the Mask and the Pen  ”  [ archive ] , on France Inter ,
  11. ↑ Code: image and sound  [ archive ] The Mask and the Pen, issue of November 25, 2010.
  12. ↑ History  [ archive ] issuance Mask and Feather on the site of France Inter .

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