The Jacques Tati Collection [DVD] £14.99 @ DVD.co.uk
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The Jacques Tati Collection [DVD] £14.99 @ DVD.co.uk

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Five films by legendary French comedian, writer and director Jacques Tati.

Jour de Fete (1948) - The postman of a sleepy French town (Tati) is inspired to add a little zip into his own delivery route after observing the high-speed efficiency of the American postal service. This coincides with the arrival of the summer fair, and - needless to say - chaos ensues.

Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (aka 'Mr Hulot's Holiday') (1953) - Accident-prone bachelor Monsieur Hulot (Tati) arrives at a seaside resort and unwittingly creates chaos. Nathalie Pascaud and Michelle Rolla co-star.

Mon Oncle (1958) - Monsieur Hulot lives in a small backstreet dwelling, which contrasts sharply with his brother's excessively modern, suburban lifestyle. Havoc ensues when Hulot goes to work for his brother.

Playtime (1968) - Monsieur Hulot and a group of American women tourists travel through Paris, he struggling to keep an appointment, they searching for the romantic Paris of old. Tati's satirical view of modern city life was played out entirely on a vast mobile set, known as 'Tativille', just outside Paris.

Parade (1974) - Semi-documentary in which Tati gives a jovial observation of the circus, including the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes of the production.
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I have to heat this just because these are great movies and a little bit of European cultural antidote to Hollywood.
He was an anglophile (pretty much similar to Benny Hill being a Francophile) and regularly hollidayed in Jersey apparently
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I posted this thinking it would go cold just because not many people have seen these movies, they are all very good my Favorite has to be Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (it has a 100% rating on rottentomatoes)

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Snakeyes646

I posted this thinking it would go cold just because not many people have … I posted this thinking it would go cold just because not many people have seen these movies, they are all very good my Favorite has to be Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (it has a 100% rating on rottentomatoes)http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/jacques_tati/



Have to vote this hot - absolutely love Monsieur Hulot.

If you like to count tomatoes there aren't many collections that would accumulate so many, but perhaps they should have substituted 'Traffic' for 'Parade'
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wombat6025

Have to vote this hot - absolutely love Monsieur Hulot.If you like to … Have to vote this hot - absolutely love Monsieur Hulot.If you like to count tomatoes there aren't many collections that would accumulate so many, but perhaps they should have substituted 'Traffic' for 'Parade'

would have been perfect if they had put traffic in this rather than parade.
Good for the younger generation to experience quality performances from the old school
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