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

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I really enjoyed Trafic.

C. Grisso/McCain, Thursday, 14 August 2008 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

so this is why nobody posts here

Edward III, Thursday, 14 August 2008 18:17 (twelve years ago) link

A (Francophile) friend found the first 2 Hulot films too "winsome"!

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 26 August 2008 19:15 (twelve years ago) link


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

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

oder doch?, Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:42 (two years 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 (two years 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.

— Matt Prigge (@mattprigge) April 27, 2020

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

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