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Jacques Tati Overview:

Actor, Jacques Tati, was born Jacques Tatischeff on Oct 9, 1907 in Le Pecq, France. Tati died at the age of 75 on Nov 5, 1982 in Paris, France .

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Jour de fête (1949, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 1, 2018 From The Stop Button

It’s about fifteen minutes before lead (and director) appears in Jour de fête. The film opens with a travelling fair arriving at its destination and starting to set up. Paul Frankeur and Guy Decomble are the two main fair workers–actually they’re the only fair workers with anything to d... Read full article


Mon Oncle (1958, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 17, 2015 From The Stop Button

Mon Oncle has a concerning amount of narrative. Way too much of the film is about Jean-Pierre Zola and Adrienne Servantie’s bourgeois ultra-modern couple fretting over their son’s affection for his uncle, played by writer-director Tati. Tati’s protagonist does not live in the autom... Read full article


Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 9, 2015 From The Stop Button

A certain amount of Mr. Hulot’s Holiday is pure slapstick. Except it’s slapstick through director Tati’s decidedly careful lensing. Tati holds the shot on the slapstick punchline a beat too long, giving the viewer time to consider the joke, the punchline, and his or her amusement. ... Read full article


Criterion: The Complete

By Aaron West on Dec 19, 2014 From Criterion Blues

Dec 19 Posted by aaronwest It is both fortunate and tragic that we can package an innovative filmmaker’s life work into a 7-disc box set. The tragedy is that he was not able to share more of his artistic vision, either due to financial or creative issues. You would be hard pressed to find another a... Read full article


Criterion: The Complete

By Aaron West on Dec 19, 2014 From Criterion Blues

Dec 19 Posted by aaronwest It is both fortunate and tragic that we can package an innovative filmmaker’s life work into a 7-disc box set. The tragedy is that he was not able to share more of his artistic vision, either due to financial or creative issues. You would be hard pressed to find another a... Read full article


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Was voted the 46th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. With only 9 films to his credit as director, he directed fewer films than any other director on this list of 50.

Son of Russian father Georges-Emmanuel Tatischeff and Dutch mother Marcelle Claire Van Hoof.

Was a co-presenter with Barbara Rush of the Scientific and Technical Awards at the 1958 Oscars.

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