Let’s talk about anything Tati, my favorite director. Right now, before people come (hopefully) flocking, I just want to let everyone know that this is an EXCELLENT website for Tati fans. Now come, all you lovers of Tati!
i think my uncle is a pretty cool guy. eh breaks things and doesn’t afraid of anything..
Seriously though, that is a very cool site.
I went to Deux Temps, Trois Mouvements, the exhibition celebrating the life and work of Tati at the Cinematheque Francaise over the Summer. While not a patch on last years Melies exhibition it was still a great experience.
That’s cool! I wish there was a Tati museum!
We just watched Playtime in my college film studies class. The first time I watched it was on a small tv, and I couldn’t stand it. After watching it on a projector in a lecture hall, I loved it. The detail and the subtle movement in every shot is what had me sold.
I’m sort of with Jake here. Tati’s films are best viewed on the largest format possible. I own a digital projector, and have had the chance to see Playtime and Trafic on it, and was impressed by both. Having said that, sometimes I find him a little tedious. I’m interested in seeing Jour de Fete and Parade.
What’s the Tati film where he’s painting his boat on the beach and the paint-pot gets swept out to sea then floats back to him?
M. Hulot’s Holiday!
My favorite Tati
Nathan M.—-I have wanted to see those two films for forever.
I’ve not really seen much Tati, and I’m not keen on mime type stuff, but that scene was pure genius.
Ha! That’s the way I feel about all of Tati’s work.
The Barbican Centre, London will be screening a short season of Tati films during December (Jour de Fete, Mon. Hulot’s Holiday, Mon Oncle and Playtime (in 35mm though, alas)).
So I finally watched Playtime earlier this week, and I’m kind of in awe of it. The whole thing is so meticulously choreographed. You can tell that every last minute detail was planned, and in a film with such a large scope as this (simply in terms of all the extras), that’s pretty damn impressive. I think M. Hulot’s Holiday is still my favorite Tati, but this is easily his most impressive work. The man was a genius.