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  • Jacques Tati- Where to Find Visual Comedy

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    If you watch a lot of film essays, then you've probably heard the complaint that visual comedy is something of a lost art nowadays, with most mainstream comedies opting instead for jokes done strictly through dialogue and improv. So, let's look back at one of cinema's greatest visual comedians and see where he found his visual comedy.

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    Interviews-
    Jacques Tati imitates English and French police officers- http://bit.ly/2h6E8RR
    Cine Regards interview w/Tati (1978)- see the Criterion edition of 'Monsieur Hulot's Holiday'
    Marcel Marceau- "The Mask Maker" (1959)- http://bit.ly/2gDmmEA

    Further Reading-
    Things Fall Together by David Cairns - http://bit.ly/2gbc4j4
    Composing in Sound and Image by Jonathan Rosenbaum - http://bit.ly/2h70G7h

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      • 1 week ago
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    • PlayTime- Controlled Chaos - Duration: 7 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 13,931 views
      I think Jacques Tati's PlayTime is one of the unrivaled great films of all time, but rather than talk about its socio-economic commentary or its myriad of slapstick gags, let's take a minute to div...
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    • Push Process - Duration: 7 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 17,049 views
      I've been asked a lot what the process of making these essays is like, but rather than just droll on about recording voiceover, late night editing sessions, and falling into despair upon seeing the...
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    • 12 Angry Men- A Lesson in Staging - Duration: 7 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 33,830 views
      So, let's say you've got a 90-minute movie that features twelve characters and is all set in one location. How on earth can you shoot it in a way that's unique and exciting, and not just an endless...
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    • The Joy of the Summer Blockbuster - Duration: 5 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 18,945 views
      Happy summertime. Go soak up some sun.

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      Dick Dale and his Del-Tones - "Surfing Drums"
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    • I Lost the Magic - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 18,234 views
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    • Storytelling With Sound - Duration: 9 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 30,933 views
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    • Some Kind of Connection- the Up Series - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 15,689 views
      Roger Ebert once called Michael Apted's decades-spanning Up documentaries an inspired and even noble use of the film medium, and I agree with him wholeheartedly. Let's take a bit to explore what ex...
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    • In Praise of 16mm - Duration: 7 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 100,455 views
      Film nerds like me love to wax lyrical about 35mm and 65mm, but I often think that 16mm gets unfairly overlooked. Let's spend a few minutes chatting about the format in all its grainy and gritty wo...
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    • The World of Ralph Bakshi - Duration: 7 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 68,331 views
      Before The Simpsons, before Family Guy, and before Sausage Party, there was Ralph Bakshi, who remains one of the most distinct voices in all of animation, and who helped popularize mainstream adult...
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    • The Unsung Heroes of Cinema - Duration: 7 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
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      You've probably heard the statistic that nearly half of all films produced before 1950 are entirely lost, and that's only one of the many reasons that proper restoration and preservation is so impo...
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    • The Story of the Re-Evaluated - Duration: 5 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 18,485 views
      There is an ongoing story in the history of cinema on films that are derided and rejected upon release but then completely re-assessed years later. Titles like Citizen Kane, Blade Runner, Vertigo, ...
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