Monday, November 1, 2010

Monsieur Hulot á la gare

Somehow this clip reminds us of some of our own attempts to make sense of announcements, especially (but not exclusively) in foreign airports.

In a 1953 film Les Vacances de M. Hulot, Monsieur Hulot and a flock of fellow travelers cluster together in a train station listening for arrival and departure information via the public address system.

Hulot was the creation of Jacques Tati, an Oscar-winning director and actor who made some dialogue-less films featuring this Charlie-Chaplin-like victim of circumstances and life, played by Tati himself.

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