Tuesday 27 February 2007 - Filed under movies
Your weather report for this morning calls for scattered showers and occasional wind gusts. It’s fairly chilly out right now. Oh yes and did I mention the grey? Oh the grey! It’s okay though because this winter insurgency is in it’s last throws. We will be basking in the glorious light of spring before you know it.
Hey Pennleys! Did you guys recommend that we watch the movie “Playtime” by director Jacques Tati? Wonderful suggestion if you did. Playtime came in the mail from Netflix and we can’t remember which one of us put in the queue or why we did. I was sure that K picked it from a Netflix recommendation but she says no. Were Seth and I talking about it last summer? Well however it made it to our house, it did and we were blown away when we watched it last night.
Playtime is one of those “What the Hell is going on” movies at first that turns into one of those “Oh I think I get it” movies and finishes up as one of those “Oh my gosh, I have to watch it again to see what I missed the first time” movies. It’s a look at modernity in 1967 Paris and it’s affect on modern man. It’s great for the modernist and the postmodernist in you. The cinematography in the film is amazing. There are several inspiring camera angles and shots. Many visual experiments. At times I felt like I was watching a moving cubist painting or something of the like.
I get the feeling that Jacques Tati is a director that we should have already known about. We will be loading our Netflix queue up with more of his films.
Busy work day today. Enough of the playtime for now.
2007-02-27 » Noodle