Jacques Tati was the Gallic equivalent of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton, whose works as director, writer, and actor are regarded fondly by discerning audiences. Tati essentially made only one kind of film, the physical comedy. There is little to no dialogue in his movies and the action, frenzied but tightly choreographed, is invariably enhanced by brilliant use of sound effects and set to a breezy musical score. Tati's screen alter ego is the inimitable Monsieur Hulot who, with his pipe and trench coat, is as immediately recognizable as Chaplin's Little Tramp. Like Chaplin, Tati's best films successfully merge farce with darker social commentary.
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