Monday, June 27, 2011
Jacques Tati's Trafic
I watched Trafic for the first time ever a few weeks ago. Not as epic as Playtime, but I think I enjoyed it more. For one thing, I kind of fell asleep to Playtime. Another is there's a pretty good car crash scene (that you can youtube pretty easily), and there are other scenes that are just totally random.
Tati only made like 6 feature films, but Playtime is like his masterpiece. It took 4 years to make, has no plot, was a complete commercial failure and, uh, forced him to file for bankruptcy.