Films byTexts by Jacques Tati
Article NL
10.04.2019

Die “beschaafde, als automatische mens”, Monsieur Hulot, zette zijn eerste stappen in Jacques Tati’s film Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot uit 1953. Weinig geweten is dat vooraleer Hulot opnieuw opduikt in Mon oncle (1958), hij ook verscheen in een gelijknamige boekversie van zijn filmdebuut. Nochtans verrast de naam van de auteur van deze grotendeels vergeten of miskende novellisatie: een jonge Jean-Claude Carrière, de scenarist van films van Jean-Luc Godard en Nagisa Oshima, maar vooral van het late werk van Luis Buñuel en Philippe Garrel. 

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Jacques Tati, 1953, 114’

“It makes me sound old-fashioned, but I think I am an anarchist.”

Jacques Tati

 

“In a normal world, one would go out and walk into just any theater to see a film by Jacques Tati. Or Chaplin.”

Pedro Costa

 

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Jacques Tati, 1967, 115’

“It makes me sound old-fashioned, but I think I am an anarchist.”

Jacques Tati

 

“In a normal world, one would go out and walk into just any theater to see a film by Jacques Tati. Or Chaplin.”

Pedro Costa

 

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Jacques Tati, 1949, 70’

“It makes me sound old-fashioned, but I think I am an anarchist.”

Jacques Tati

 

“In a normal world, one would go out and walk into just any theater to see a film by Jacques Tati. Or Chaplin.”

Pedro Costa

 

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Jacques Tati, 1971, 96’

“Comedians are often our best historians of the present because they are at once intensely invested in and poorly adapted to their moment, at one and yet out of sync with their surroundings and situation.

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Jacques Tati, 1958, 117’

“It makes me sound old-fashioned, but I think I am an anarchist.”

Jacques Tati

 

“In a normal world, one would go out and walk into just any theater to see a film by Jacques Tati. Or Chaplin.”

Pedro Costa