Hearing a Needle in a Haystack: Playful Disorientation and Laughter in Tati’s Play Time (1967).

Directed and written by Jacques Tati, and produced by Jolly Film and Specta Films, Play Time was released in France in 1967 after three long years of expensive production and postproduction processes. The expenses of the movie were so huge and its reception so poor, that both producers and director went bankrupt. Even worst, Tati [...]