Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati

Highest Rated: 100% Jour de Fete (1949)

Lowest Rated: 60% Parade (1974)

Birthday: Oct 09, 1907

Birthplace: Le Pecq, Yvelines, France

Jacques Tati is a chess master of modern film comedy, a creator of complex comic structures in which gag constructions and audience expectations become pawns on his cinematic board. The recurring figure in these games is Monsieur Hulot (played by the director), a blank-faced comic cipher garbed in a crumbled raincoat and ill-fitting trousers, an ever-present pipe muffling any words he may say, an umbrella clutched in indecisive hands. His determinedly irresolute stride across Tati's expansive canvases is the unlikely spark that sets the comic machinery afire. On the basis of a mere four features ("Mr. Hulot's Holiday" 1953; "Mon Oncle" 1958; "Playtime" 1967; and "Traffic" 1971) over a 20-year period, Tati managed to reshape slapstick comedy, turning it into an intellectual parlor game.

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Credit
60% 44% Parade Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1974
95% 77% Traffic Monsieur Hulot (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1971
98% 89% Playtime Monsieur Hulot (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1967
No Score Yet 57% Evening Classes Monsieur Hulot (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1967
93% 89% Mon Oncle Monsieur Hulot (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Uncle, Mr. Hulot Monsieur Hulot (Character),
Director
- 1958
100% 85% Mr. Hulot's Holiday Monsieur Hulot (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Screenwriter,
Writer,
Producer
- 1953
100% 83% Jour de Fete François le facteur (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1949
No Score Yet 67% The School for Postmen Le facteur (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sylvia and the Phantom The Ghost of Alain de Francigny (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 44% Soigne Ton Gauche Roger (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1936

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