Friday, June 12, 2009

My "Playtime"

In the mid- to late-60s, Jacques Tati produced and directed a kind of slapstick comedy about modern architecture, "Playtime." It was a commercial bomb, and bankrupted his family, but it's truly a great film. After seeing it a few times, it dawned on me that the office where I work -- which is all metal and glitter and glass -- could have been a set for the film. Compare Tati's set to mine.

My 'Playtime'