M. Hurlot

M. Hulot's Holiday - a film by Jacques Tati - DVD

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday – Jacques Tati

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, starring Jacques Tati  In a nutshell, Jacque Tati’s  Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday  (1953) is a hilariously funny movie from start to finish.   The plot, to be polite, is sparse – the clownish Mr. Hulot goes on vacation to the seaside.   That’€™s it.   What makes this French film so funny (the […]

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jour de fete - Jacques Tati - DVD - black and white version

Jour de fete – Jacques Tati

Movie review of  Jour de fete, starring Jacques Tati  I recently watched  Jour de fete  starring Jacques Tati, courtesy of  TCM.   I had heard of Jacques Tati, who people compare favorably with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, but I’d never seen any of his films previously.    Jour de fete was Jacques Tati’s first feature-length […]

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The Criterion Collection - Mon Oncle - un film de Jacques Tati - DVD

Mon Oncle

Mon Oncle – Criterion Collection (1958)  Mon Oncle  is a comedy by Jacques Tati, starring his clown character M. Hulot.   Set in France, there is very little dialog, removing the problem of any language barrier for those of us who aren’t fluent in French.    Mon Oncle  is a satire on modern life, contrasting […]

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