should i see some other jacques tati films before watching playtime?

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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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

o_O

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

one month passes...

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 (eleven years ago) link

no!!!!!!!!!

max, Tuesday, 26 August 2008 19:16 (eleven years ago) link

ten years pass...

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 (one year ago) link

I'm seeing a 70mm copy of Playtime two weeks from now.

oder doch?, Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:42 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

The bit in Trafic with the "dog" under the tire got me good

flappy bird, Sunday, 2 December 2018 05:43 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

For the 1978 cut of M. Hulot's Holiday — which is the definitive one we've been watching for decades — Jacques Tati shot an additional joke about the broken kayak because he saw Jaws, then spliced it in. Note the dude with shaggy '70s hair edited into a movie from '53. pic.twitter.com/49nzu8E1rV

— Matt Prigge (@mattprigge) April 27, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 April 2020 20:18 (two months ago) link

Ha - just rewatched this the other day and that gag stuck out to me. Not the hair, I never would have noticed, but even allowing for Tati-movie-logic I was groaning at that guy, like come on dude youre 25 feet away, how do you think thats a real shark

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Monday, 27 April 2020 20:28 (two months ago) link


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