|le site officiel de jacques tati
i don't get it. i had to install flash 6 to see it, then the english link didn't work. so i watched the my uncle thing, and i didn't get it. i didn't get the bouncy thing. the thing that fell out of his medecine cabinet. i just don't get any of it; i don't understand.
No offense, Dave, but that site's a rough go! I had to hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete to exit pages. They should just should put up jpegs and convert the text to html. We want to know about the genius of Tati the filmmaker, not the genius of the page designers. --sincerely, "Anti-Flash"
"Rapidité, rapidité, rapidité."
The only film I've seen of his is, I'm pretty sure, Traffic. There's an insanely long sequence with a bunch of tourists bustling about in a restaurant, moving from seat to seat while waiters try to serve everyone. The whole time there's some kind of African or Caribbean music playing, heavy on the rhythm, with the same series of notes played over and over on a Farfisa organ (proto-Techno). I'm pretty sure the camera just stays in one place recording all the movements (proto-Webcam).