Try to see it projected.
I'm not sure why M. Hulot's Holiday and Mon Oncle would look puny. They're different enough that scale really shouldn't be an issue.
― C0L1N B..., Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:50 (eleven years ago) link
Don't get me wrong, they're super. I'm just saying if people see Playtime first, they have to realize it was a different animal from everything before.
Trafic is very much a companion piece stylewise to Playtime, despite being "smaller" in most ways. It's less ha-ha funny but part of the same vision.
― Dr Morbius, Friday, 11 July 2008 14:29 (eleven years ago) link
I've seen M.Hulot's Holiday and some of his short films. I've tried twice to watch Playtime and I couldn't do it. I found it so dull, and I like slow-paced films. There was too much of him running around lost for me to handle.
― sandwiches, Saturday, 12 July 2008 18:34 (eleven years ago) link
― Dr Morbius, Monday, 14 July 2008 13:17 (eleven years ago) link
I cannot believe CC didn't pull every string available in order to make Playtime one of their launch blu-ray titles
― jamescobo, Monday, 14 July 2008 16:39 (eleven years ago) link
I love M.Hulot's Holiday!
― baaderonixx, Thursday, 14 August 2008 10:07 (eleven years ago) link
I just rewatched it and like, but find it just a tad long.
― Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 August 2008 13:38 (eleven years ago) link
I really enjoyed Trafic.
― C. Grisso/McCain, Thursday, 14 August 2008 16:48 (eleven years ago) link
so this is why nobody posts here
― Edward III, Thursday, 14 August 2008 18:17 (eleven years ago) link
A (Francophile) friend found the first 2 Hulot films too "winsome"!
― Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 26 August 2008 19:15 (ten years ago) link
― max, Tuesday, 26 August 2008 19:16 (ten years ago) link
about Tati, who’s films I’ve only recently started to watch:
It was a delightful revelation that Mr. Bean was a reimagining of Hulot
I now sort of understand the assertion that the Hulot character might have been an influence on Lynch for his creation of Dougie Jones in TP:TR
I liked Mon Oncle much more than Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
haven’t seen Playtime or Trafic yet, those are next
― Dan S, Friday, 14 September 2018 23:50 (eleven months ago) link
I'm seeing a 70mm copy of Playtime two weeks from now.
― oder doch?, Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:42 (eleven months ago) link
The bit in Trafic with the "dog" under the tire got me good
― flappy bird, Sunday, 2 December 2018 05:43 (eight months ago) link