9780231193030-0231193033-Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism (Film and Culture Series)

Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism (Film and Culture Series)

ISBN-13: 9780231193030
ISBN-10: 0231193033
Author: Turvey, Malcolm
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231193030
ISBN-10: 0231193033
Author: Turvey, Malcolm
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Turvey, Malcolm wrote Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism (Film and Culture Series) comprising 304 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0231193033 and 9780231193030. Since then Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism (Film and Culture Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.17 or rent at the marketplace.

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Jacques Tati is widely regarded as one of the greatest postwar European filmmakers. He made innovative and challenging comedies while achieving international box office success and attaining a devoted following. In Play Time, Malcolm Turvey examines Tati’s unique comedic style and evaluates its significance for the history of film and modernism.

Turvey argues that Tati captured elite and general audiences alike by combining a modernist aesthetic with slapstick routines, gag structures, and other established traditions of mainstream film comedy. Considering films such as Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953), Mon Oncle (1958), Play Time (1967), and Trafic (1971), Turvey shows how Tati drew on the rich legacy of comic silent film while modernizing its conventions in order to encourage his viewers to adopt a playful attitude toward the modern world. Turvey also analyzes Tati’s sardonic view of the bourgeoisie and his complex and multifaceted satire of modern life. Tati's singular and enduring achievement, Turvey concludes, was to translate the democratic ideals of the postwar avant-garde into mainstream film comedy, crafting a genuinely popular modernism. Richly illustrated with images from the director’s films, Play Time offers an illuminating and original understanding of Tati’s work.

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