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It’s Tati’s World. We’re just living in it.
I comment 2 years after seeing “Playtime” at the Art Institute of Chicago, an event in which the film was presented in its original 70mm format for the first time since its debut. Over the years it had been cropped and recropped for standard prints and video leaving little of the original magic, which is the sheer SCOPE of this visual marvel.
Absolutely amazing sells “Play” short. The picture was so clear and the sequences so thrilling that I dare say this is Tati’s Masterpiece. Apparently, he created an entire 1/5th scale city outside Paris and shot over the course of three years to get this honey in the can, and man-o-man, does it show.
This is the kind of film that reminds a viewer just how standardized modern cinematic narrative has become. Tati exists in an alternate plane of recorded consciousness; I walked out of “Play” as if hallucinating, having fully entered his perspective and adopted his suggestions as my own.
This is a film in balance with the nature of cinema itself; if Frank Lloyd Wright was a director, Tati would be his disciple: Tati’s cinematic interpretations are in natural proportion to the distinctive elements of film. Visual dominance, sound hyperbarically in support of the image rhythm, help me I’m hallucinating again-thanks Jaques…
Don’t miss this one, but don’t see it in any other format than a special 70mm screening. Somebody put a screening together!!!
Cold, distant, boring but one of a kind
I saw Jacque Tati’s Play Time last night and knew ten minutes into its two hour running time that it would be a painful experience to remain focused on the screen. It is perhaps the most boring film committed to celluloid. With no central character, absolutely no plot or structure, not even one close-up or focused shot and no intelligible dialog, this is a difficult film to appreciate. A testament to my patience is that I started fast-forwarding at least an hour into the movie.
I confess there is much in Playtime that is unique and I could see many things that reminded me of entertaining films like Peter Sellers The Party or Spielberg’s The Terminal. In a sense this is more like 2001: A Space Odyssey in creating its own world and cinematic language and not giving a damn to the audience. The vision look is certainly unique – something I’ve never seen before and given the financial disaster this film was, probably never will!
A lot of IMDb reviewers and even the great Roger Ebert consider this a classic and one of the best films ever made. They are all probably right. Most give the disclaimer that the first 2-3 viewings are painful and it takes time to get into Play Time. Watching the 70 mm version on the big screen also appears to make a difference. I’ve seen this on DVD and only once. I may follow the suggestion of other more experienced reviewers and may even revise my opinion, but it won’t be anytime soon!
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 35 min (155 min), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (Sweden), 2 hr 35 min (155 min) (with intermission and exit music) (France), 2 hr 4 min (124 min) (2002 restored)
Rated Not Rated
Director Jacques Tati
Writer Jacques Tati (original screenplay), Jacques Lagrange (collaboration), Art Buchwald (additional English dialogue)
Actors Barbara Dennek, Jacques Tati, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly
Country France, Italy
Awards 4 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Jolly Film, Specta Films
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), DTS 70 mm (70 mm prints) (restored version), Mono (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Mitchell Camera
Laboratory Gulliver, Paris, France (restored version)
Film Length 3,155 m (Sweden, 35 mm) (1968), 3,160 m (Finland, 35 mm) (1969), 3,280 m (Sweden, 35 mm) (1982), 3,944 m (Sweden, 70 mm) (1968)
Negative Format 65 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (Kodak) (restored version), D-Cinema (4K DCP) (restored version), 70 mm