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Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby Adolphus » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:45 pm

Hi Folks,
Just wondering if anybody else thinks that there is a huge Jacques Tati influence in TP Season 3: The Return? I know that Lynch has talked about Tati in the past and you can see it right from the get go in Eraserhead plus other movies ( the man with the long red pole in Wild at Heart )- but in the Return it seems the pacing is really indebted to Tati- as well as the whole " Dougie " bits. My feeling is that you can really FEEL Tati in a much more major way in this new season ( mainly in the tempo ).
Obviously there are lots of other influences to consider ( say Breaking Bad on the Rancho Rosa sequences )- and lets not forget Mark Frost's indelible contributions- but does anybody else feel this way? Or is it just me?
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby BOB1 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:07 am

If there ever comes a topic "confess your moviegoer's sins", I'm gonna have to post: never seen a single Tati film :oops: Therefore I can hardly relate to what you're saying!
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby Adolphus » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:31 pm

BOB1 wrote:If there ever comes a topic "confess your moviegoer's sins", I'm gonna have to post: never seen a single Tati film :oops: Therefore I can hardly relate to what you're saying!

Not many people have- if you watch a couple- especially some of his later films TP: The Return really comes into focus ( so far anyway )- as to where Lynch is coming from in the new series.
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby alreadygoneplaces » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:31 am

A lot of the DougieCoop scenes seem really inspired by Tati, not just the pace and gentle humour, but visually... all of the vibrant bright reds remind me of Mon Oncle....
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby Adolphus » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:33 pm

alreadygoneplaces wrote:A lot of the DougieCoop scenes seem really inspired by Tati, not just the pace and gentle humour, but visually... all of the vibrant bright reds remind me of Mon Oncle....

Yes- good point about the use of colour. I don't think the Tati influence can be emphasized enough in relation to The Return.
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby The Woodsman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:54 pm

I've been away for awhile, but I knew when I came back there would be something of interest to talk about. Another direct homage to Tati happened in North Bend, WA in the Double R parking lot during 2015 filming. A man with a red pipe (PVC) walked across the street from the diner towards the antique store. I can't say for sure the scene was actually filmed because I was unable to see cameras from where I was standing. When I watched The Return, I was disappointed it didn't appear in any diner scenes though. He must have filmed it, but like in Lost Highway, decided not to use it.
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby Marcus » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:45 am

Inflences of Tati indeed, and Jeunet.

Some delicate odes to French cinema... and to Paris.
Using Tati and Jeunet colours and mise-en-scène.
Having a coffee with Monica Bellucci in movie dream city Paris, in 'The Third Man' black and white.
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby LateReg » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:22 pm

Yes, there was a lot of talk about Tati as the show was airing. Playtime, in particular, due to the corporate setting and the satire that goes along with it in Dougie's (Hulot) scenes.

I personally do not believe that Jeunet was an influence on Lynch, but you never know.
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby Marcus » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:21 pm

LateReg wrote:[...]

I personally do not believe that Jeunet was an influence on Lynch, but you never know.


The colours made me think of him, but... I think that Jeunet was influenced by Tati, so I am considering it more of a 'continuous line' of influence(s).
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Re: Huge Tati influence in The Return

Postby TheAlien » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:56 pm

Looks like I have another mission here. Anything particular of Tati's later films?
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