posts from Jacques Tati

Monstre Hulot

by August 1st, 2011 - Culture » Film and TV » Creative » Reference »

Monstre Hulot A rare 1978 french film in which auteur Jacques Tati once more takes on the role of Monsieur Hulot, this time doing battle with Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein by quietly, but comically walking around them in large modern spaces.

Short Attention Span Award: Jacques Tati’s Playtime

by March 12th, 2011 - Culture » Film and TV »

My attention span is one of the least focused things in the world. Very little holds my interest: Old broken buildings dissolving into the ground and mirrors – for some reason – my only consistently lasting entertainments. And so, it is quite right to dream up an illusory award for such other bobbles that grab […]

Shut Up and Tell Me A Story: The Illusionist by Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati

by December 26th, 2010 - Culture » Film and TV »

copyright Sony Classics I found myself suddenly capable of emitting deadly lasers from my eyes on the way home from the Paris Theatre after having viewed The Illusionist. I believe the incident to be purely coincidental… …but I did certainly find Sylvain’s Chomet‘s new aimated film a fine, fine time… While his previous film, The […]

To the n00bs at The Criterion Collection

by May 22nd, 2009 - Culture » Film and TV »

That which most confounded me during the DVD era, and seems only so recently resolved, has sprung its head again in the somewhat less brave new world of Blu Ray. For the longest time, some of my favorite films were only available on scratchy, no less than thrice copied VHS tapes. When I first saw […]

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