my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Play Time
Director:   Jacques Tati
Year:   1967
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.12.06

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.12.06Netflix Netflix... I'd heard many good things about this movie, and had even planned to see it in 70mm at the Paramount this summer but ended up missing it. I'm not too versed in Tati's work and, from the introduction on the disc, maybe I should've seen a few others of his before this. I guess this is like the last one he did with the Hulot character and the expense and failure of the film bankrupted him or something. Anyway, it's all about how modern technology sucks and it's made up of 3 or 4 extremely long set pieces filled with near-silent gags. On the one hand that was nice because the frame's so full of detail that it was nice not to have to read too many subtitles, but on the other hand... I don't know, I just didn't get it. I mean, I understood what was going on and everything, but for whatever reason it didn't tickle my funnybone. oh well.