Tag Archives: Jacques Tati

Jean-Luc Godard – ‘Soigne ta droite’ (clip).

This weekend I met a Canadian Mountie that looked like Jacques Tati. So now I post this clip from one of the strangest Godards, his homage to Tati. This is how my mind works.


Tati Dances.

La Vieille Dame Et Les Pigeons.

I’m dying to see Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist when he finishes it this year or next. Based on an unproduced Tati script and starring an animated version of Tati drawn personally by Chomet, it’s the closest thing I can expect to see to a new Tati film. Chomet seems to me, with Triplets of Belleville, to be the logical heir to Tati’s brand of pure cinema of sight and sound. Even in animation Chomet brings Tati’s playful physicality to his films. Below in three parts is Chomet’s 1998 Oscar nominee The Old Lady and the Pigeons. Sublime.