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Jacques Tati's gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in the age of technology reached their creative apex with Playtime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingtly modernist Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.
Visually stunning, impeccable choreography. The Royal
Garden scene is hilarious. Thumbs up!
Like Keaton,Tati's claim to fame is based on his direction as much as on his acting. Indeed it could be said that the two came into conflict in his later career,his directorial... Read morePublished 7 months ago by technoguy
I first saw this film in the early 80's as a young architectural graduate of a modernist school. The film captures all of the essence of a modern building minus the smell of floor... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Luc
Of what is often called the "Hulot trilogy" of films, this ranks as my least favorite. It's still great and the un-cut version has some really wonderful sight gags that... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Calabash
I watch this movie over and over again and it gets funnier every time I see it! I take it on vacation with me.Published 17 months ago by Kevin White
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I had a friend who would fall to giggly pieces trying to describe some of the countless bits of business that... Read more
Playtime is by far Tati's most ambitious film, and it's also one of the most artistically ambitious of all-time. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by Joe R