Jacques Tati

My favourite film director.

From Jour de fete to Playtime, he always does it for me. In his own space, neither behind or ahead of his time. A great craftsman, humanist, humourist and perceptionist. 

He also possessed, in all likelihood, the most vicious tennis serve of any film director.

For Tati, life is a ballet, albeit interspersed plentifully with pratfalls.

 I can’t wait till Traffic is reissued. 

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Published in: on July 2, 2008 at 8:34 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. I could not agree more with you. He is a genious and a gem. I am especially enchanted by the dance sequence in his character study ‘l’ecole des Facteurs’ – a 15 min short.

    Thank you!


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