Cover image for Playtime
Title:
Playtime
Author:
Tati, Jacques, film director, actor.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]

[United States] : The Criterion Collection
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A nearly wordless comedy about confusion in an age of high technology.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.

Special features: Introduction by actor and comedian Terry Jones; Three selected-scene commentaries, by film historian Philip Kemp, theater director Jérôme Deschamps, and Jacques Tati expert Stéphane Goudet; Like home, a 2013 visual essay on PlayTime by Goudet; "Tativille", a 1967 episode of the British television program "Tempo international", featuring an interview with Tati from the set of PlayTime; Beyond "PlayTime", a short 2002 documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the production; Interview from 2006 with script supervisor Sylvette Baudot; Audio interview with Tati from the U.S. debut of "PlayTime" at the 1972 San Francisco Film Festival.
Language:
French
Added Author:
UPC:
715515128315
Format :
Blu-Ray

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Home Location
Status
Central Library BLURAY 2830 Adult Blu-ray Disc Media Room-Foreign Language Video
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Though he made only a handful of films, director, writer, and actor Jacques Tati ranks among the most beloved of all cinematic geniuses. With a background in music hall and mime performance, Tati steadily built an ever more ambitious movie career that ultimately raised sight-gag comedy to the level of high art. . This set gathers his six hilarious features; Jour de fete, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Mon oncle, PlayTime, Trafic, and Parade, along with seven delightful Tati-related short films.


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