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This is a very charming elegant small book by Michel Chion about the huge talent - Jacques Tati. Chion is a filmmaker (never seen his work) who also wrote various books on Kubrick and David Lynch. Tati belongs in that grouping of visionary filmmakers. Criterion has put out most of his films on DVD, and all of fantastic. But really recommend the 70mm print of "Playtime" in a movie theater of course. Tati's work is incredibly visual, and in many ways he reminds me of Buster Keaton. Forgetting the ...more
For the hardcore only - interesting thoughts, though as an essay by a French writer for Cahiers du Cinema, it reads like - well, an essay by a French writer for Cahiers du Cinema. I kind of want to tell the guy to get the beret out of his eyes occasionally. I love me the Tati films (or I'd never have gotten the book), but nothing makes comedy, even complex comedy, less funny than pretentious people holding it up to the light and proclaiming that it's not even comedy, for eet eez too byooteeful. ...more
"Jacques Tati(scheff) had a number of good labels attached to his name; it was not difficult for him to be an artist. Little effort was needed for him to sign his name as an artist does. All he had to do was place the letter "r" between the "a" and "t" of his surname."