Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati (October 9 1907–November 5 1982) was a noted French comedic filmmaker. After a career as a professional rugby player, Tati found success as a mime in French music halls. In the late 1930s Tati recorded some of his early supporting cameos on film with some success and thus began his career as a filmmaker. One of his short films, L’École Des Facteurs (The School for Postmen) provided material for his first feature, Jour de fête. His films have little audible dialogue, but instead are built around elaborate, tightly-choreographed visual gags and carefully integrated sound effects. Alain Romans and/or Franck Barcellini & Alain Romans composed the soundtracks to Jacques Tati’s films of the 50s and 60s.

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