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Jacques Tati His Life & Art

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Jacques Tati His Life & Art

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Jacques Tati His Life & Art by David Bellos
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The French filmmaker of Russian origins , Jacques Tati had a successful career in comedy; famed for his expressive yet not vociferous acting. This biography is the portrait of a man at once dedicated, impassioned and shy, more an artist than a businessman. Bellos collaborated with Tati's daughter, so examining hitherto inaccessible archives including film footage, videos, taped interviews and early drafts of shooting scripts. Amongst Tati's films are "Jour de Fete", "Monsieur Hulot's Holiday", "Mon Oncle", and "Playtime". Though Tati died in 1982 his comedy films are as popular now as in their heyday.

Author Biography

David Bellos is a professor of French and Comparative Literature at Princeton where he also chairs the Department of French and Italian. He won the Prix Goncourt de la Biographie for George Perec- A Life in Words. He also won the IBM-France prize for his translated W or The Memory of Childhood, Things- A Story of the Sixties and "53 Days", all major works by George Perec, as well as several works by the Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2001
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
The Harvill Press
Pages
400
Dimensions
129x198x25
ISBN-13
9781860469244
Product ID
1672177

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