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Jacques Tati : his Life and Art

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Informationen zum Autor David Bellos Klappentext A Frenchman of Russian origins, Jacques Tati worked as a picture-framer and a music-hall mime before being drawn into the world of the French cinema and making the films that rank him with the most popular comedy actor/directors in any country. He brought to his films--"Jour de Fete, Monsieur Hulot's Holidays, Mon Oncle, Playtime" and others--a healthy openness to new technology in movie-making and a rigorous precision, the hallmark of many great clowns, in the execution of each scene. In this, the first complete, authoritative biography of the French icon, David Bellos has had the complete collaboration of Tati's daughter, and the freedom to examine hitherto inaccessible archives including film footage, videos, taped interviews, and early drafts of shooting scripts. What emerges is the picture of a man at once dedicated, impassioned, and shy, more an artist than a man of business. Zusammenfassung The full story of one of France's greatest cinema legends, a clown whose film-making innovation was to turn everyday life into an art form. Jacques Tati's Monsieur Hulot, unmistakable with his pipe, brolly and striped socks, was a creation of slapstick genius that made audiences around the world laugh at the sheer absurdity of life.

Product details

Authors David Bellos
Publisher Vintage UK
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 20.09.2001
EAN 9781860469244
ISBN 978-1-86046-924-4
No. of pages 400
Dimensions 162 mm x 240 mm x 33 mm
Series Panther S
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Biographies, autobiographies

France, Films, cinema, PERFORMING ARTS / Film / General, Individual Film Directors, Film-Makers, PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director

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