Episode 70. Tricky Tati

When it comes to post-sound era physical comedy, Jacques Tati’s character Monsieur Hulot is an inspiration that still resounds today. Alex and Jonathan take a look at the complex scenarios created in Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953), Playtime (1967), and Trafic (1971). We talk about traits of the Hulot character, how Tati built a miniature city, and how he is able to convey specific gags in complexly choreographed wide shots.


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Skip to: Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (07:04), Playtime (22:25), Trafic (42:49), Overall (57:34), Coming Attractions (1:08:46)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next time on the podcast we kick of October with a trip into the dark and distrustful world of film noir:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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