Friday, January 9, 2009
Film Picture of the Week: Playtime (1967)
I had a chance to see a 70mm print of Jacques Tati's masterpiece at the Walter Reed theater this week in NY and it was a great experience. The production took 3 years and the whole set was built from scratch. Playtime is pretty much a silent film with brilliant sound and amazing visuals. The detail that Tati put into this film is phenomenal and I have never seen it's equal. Never watch this film on a small screen! The whole idea is lost unless it's watched on a screen bigger than 40 inches.