Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Ss2- Looking into mime and the film maker Jacques Tati

The Magnificent Tati (2009)

IMDB: "This documentary traces Jacques Tati's rise from the Parisian Music-Hall stage to his Oscar winning films of the 1950s, the documentary then explains how Tati bet all he had on his fourth film 'PlayTime' and how this mammoth film ended prematurely the career of a genius while also giving the world one of the most beautiful films ever made"

Furthering my knowledge of other areas of comedy including Jacques Tati a great innovator in comedy in film looking at everyday situations and finding the humour in what we don't pay attention to usually and bringing the art of mime to a while other level.

Instantly noticed the similarities between Tati and the man from The illusionist which was because there is directed by Sylvain Chomet. The film is based on an unproduced script written by French mime, director and actorJacques Tati in 1956. Controversy surrounds Tati's motivation for the script, which was written as a personal letter to his estranged eldest daughter, Helga Marie-Jeanne Schiel in collaboration with his long-term writing partner Henri Marquet, between writing for the films Mon Oncle and Play Time.