The Art of Cinema #114


Les Vacances de M. Hulot
(Mr. Hulot's Holiday)
(Jacques Tati; 1953)

4 comments:

Jeff Duncanson said...

Ah, M. Hulot. I wish I could put into words why I love those movies so much. I'll borrow something that Levon Helm once said about Van Morrison - "It's like pulling off a pair of tight boots after a long day."

Anonymous said...

Les Vacances de M. Hulot...or as I call it The Bellboy for eggheads. When we're talking Tati go immediately to Playtime, his ne plus plus...

Tom Sutpen said...

Interesting. I've long said that Tati was Jerry Lewis with taste just too good for his own good. 'Play Time' is his masterpiece, no doubt, but I think I like his previous work more than thou.

Anonymous said...

Some intriguing parallels between these two, both made their first features about the same time, 48-49ish, and both bottomed out at the same time in the early 70s at which time BOTH ended up making half-baked films in Sweden!