Ferracci, Rene

1967 French Jacques Tati Movie Poster, Play Time

$425.00
  • 1967 French Jacques Tati Movie Poster, Play Time

Ferracci, Rene

1967 French Jacques Tati Movie Poster, Play Time

$425.00

Date: 1967
Size: 31.25 x 47.5 inches
Artists: René Ferracci

André Baudin was creating set decor for the movie Play Time when director Jacques Tati saw a metal maquette by Baudin that depicted (on a small scale) the film set. (Tati can even be seen playing with the iron or copper sculpture here!) Smitten, he asked to borrow the artwork for thirty days, and it became René Ferracci's inspiration for the movie poster. (Source) Ferracci (1927-1982) was a famous poster artist who is best known for his many movie posters. This particular version is rare in that it does away with Baudin's sculpture and highlights Ferracci's typeface used for the movie title.

Playtime is a French comedy film directed by and starring Jacques Tati, who plays Monsieur Hulot -- a reoccurring character from his previous films Mon Oncle and Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot. Playtime was made from 1964 through 1967. Shot in 70 mm, the work is notable for its enormous set which Tati had built specially for the film, as well as his trademark use of subtle, yet complex visual comedy supported by creative sound effects; dialogue is frequently reduced to the level of background noise. It is considered Tati's masterpiece, as well as his most daring work.

In lovely condition, this oversized poster is recently linen-backed and ready to be framed. A perfect gift for a movie buff!