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The Definitive Jacques Tati

The Definitive Jacques Tati (Hardback, Contains 5 hardbacks)

Edited by Castle, Alison

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Oscar-winning French director/performer Jacques Tati (1907-1982) was a fiercely innovative and original filmmaker who found inspiration in the observation of life around him. By creating and playing unassuming characters thrown into the bustle of society-the hapless postman Franc...ois and the maladroit Monsieur Hulot-Tati brilliantly exposed the ways in which class distinctions, social mores, architecture, and technology affect the basic ways that humans relate to one another. Unlike Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, to whom he has frequently been compared, Tati took the everyday and recreated it, layered organically with visual and audio gags, for the audience to actively observe. His early work as a mime taught him how to generate laughter without words; in his films he used gestures, facial expressions, costumes, props, sets, sounds-everything but dialogue-to do the talking. Tati's films are truly universal and accessible to anyone, anywhere, who can appreciate the comedy of modern life. Tati once said I want the film to begin when you leave the theater. His greatest achievement was to show us that together, as the whole of humanity, we are characters starring in the greatest spectacle of all: life itself. Made with complete access to Tati's archives, this five-volume box set is the definitive exploration of the filmmaker-actor's life and work featuring hundreds of photographs and film stills, the complete screenplays, interviews, original essays, and a vast selection of documents, letters, sketches, and notes.Designed by M/M (Paris), the set includes: Volume I, `Tati films': stills from all six feature films Volume II, `Tati writes': the complete screenplays, plus those of two unmade films Volume III, `Tati works': a comprehensive survey of his life and work Volume IV, `Tati explores': essays on important themes in his films Volume V, `Tati speaks': quotations and interviews
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ISBN 9783836577113
Publisher Taschen
Format Hardback, Contains 5 hardbacks
4 Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9783836577113
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Taschen
Imprint Taschen GmbH
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback, Contains 5 hardbacks
Contains Contains 5 hardbacks
Author(s) Edited by Castle, Alison
Category Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Number of Pages 1136
Dimensions Width: 292mm
Height: 245mm
Dewey Code 791.430233092
Weight 7,880g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Film, TV & Radio
ONIX Text General/trade