3 December 2011

Jacques Tati, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne (94), France

One of my favorite movie directors is Jacques Tati, so I was delighted to discover, quite by chance as I was coming away from Rabelais's tower, some models based on Tati's Mon oncle. The reason, I later found out through Googling, was because the movie was filmed here.

A few years ago I read that in a poster Tati's pipe, in politically correct genuflection, had been airbrushed into a children's model windmill, so it's pleasing to see no such nonsense here, and that the dog is holding the man's pipe for him.

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