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The Resource Play time : Jacques Tati and comedic modernism, Malcolm Turvey

Play time : Jacques Tati and comedic modernism, Malcolm Turvey

Label
Play time : Jacques Tati and comedic modernism
Title
Play time
Title remainder
Jacques Tati and comedic modernism
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Turvey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jacques Tati is viewed as one of the most innovative filmmakers in the history of cinema. At the same time, he also achieved global box-office success and a devoted following. In drawing on and subverting the conventions of film comedy, Tati not only satirized aspects of modern life, he attempted to develop in his viewers a playful, participatory attitude toward the modern world in order to overcome what he saw as a passivity characteristic of modernity. Malcolm Turvey argues that Tati captured both an elite and a popular audience by combining a modernist aesthetic with slapstick, sight gags, and other popular traditions of comedian-centered comedy that had developed in the silent era. In discussing films such as Play Time, Mon Oncle, and Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Turvey describes Tati's distinct comedic sensibility as one that was 'democratic' in allowing the viewer to choose what to look at in a particular scene. In addition to considering Tati's distinct comedic style, Turvey also considers the director's satirical view of the bourgeoisie and his love/hate relationship with modernity. Amply illustrated with images from the Tati's films, Play Time provides an illuminating and in-depth understanding of the richness of Tati's work"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turvey, Malcolm
Dewey number
791.4302/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.T374
LC item number
T87 2020eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Film and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tati, Jacques
  • Comedy films
  • Tati, Jacques
  • Comedy films
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • France
Label
Play time : Jacques Tati and comedic modernism, Malcolm Turvey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comedic modernism -- Comedy of everyday life -- The beholder's share -- Satirizing modernity
Control code
1125114357
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231550116
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvrvqz7x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1125114357
Label
Play time : Jacques Tati and comedic modernism, Malcolm Turvey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comedic modernism -- Comedy of everyday life -- The beholder's share -- Satirizing modernity
Control code
1125114357
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231550116
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvrvqz7x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1125114357

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