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Playtime / une production Specta Films ; Bernard Maurice ; administrateur de production, Michel Chauvin ; un film de Jacques Tati ; scénario original de Jacques Tati ; avec la collaboration artistique de Jacques Lagrange ; dialogue anglais de Art Buchwald.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield DVD Playtime (Text) 78292000246620 Foreign Language DVD Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1559409983
  • ISBN: 9781559409988
  • ISBN: 1604654066
  • ISBN: 9781604654066
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold. leaf
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally issued as a motion picture in 1967.
Special features include video introduction by Terry Jones ; selected scene commentary by film historian Phiip Kemp ; alternate international soundtrack ; Au-delà de "Playtime", a short documentary with behind-the-scenes footage ; Tati story, short biographical film about Tati ; "Jacques Tati in Monsieur Hulot's work," a 1976 BBC Omnibus program featuring Tati ; audio interview with Tati ; video interview with script supervisor Sylvette Baudrot ; Cours du soir, a 1967 short film written by and starring Tati ; new essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. Playtime -- Disc 2. Special features.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directeur de la photographie, Jean Badal, Andréas Winding ; chef monteur, Gérard Pollicand ; musique originale, Francis Lamarque ; costumier, Jacques Cottin ; architecte décorateur, Eugène Roman.
Participant or Performer Note: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maïden, France Rumilly, France Delahalle, Valérie Camille, Erika Dentzler, Nicole Ray, Yvette Duereux, Nathalie Jem.
Summary, etc.: Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Admist the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, enhanced for widescreen TVs; Dolby digital stereo.
Language Note: In French or English with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Hulot, Monsieur (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Technology > 20th century > Drama.
Paris (France) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films
Feature films
Fiction films
Motion pictures, French.

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