On the list of the best things possible: Un-produced Hulot script adapted & animated by the director of The Triplets of Belleville! And it happened. Four years ago!(?!?)
L’Illusionniste / The Illusionist
Film d’animation / Animation feature film
Sylvain Chomet (2010)
Written by Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati originally wrote the script for The Illusionist. It was a love letter from a father to his first daughter, but never got produced. Sylvain Chomet, director of The Triplets of Belleville / Les Triplettes de Belleville, adapted the script and once again used his own original animated style.
This, I predict, you are going to look at for longer that it makes any sense to look at it. Look at it! “The Radio (puzzle)” in Frank Capra’s Platinum Blonde (1931) featuring the hands of Robert Williams.
Cotton. Candy. Eyes. via warnerarchive:
Shelley Duvall eats cotton candy on the set of “Brewster McCloud" (d. Robert Altman), 1970
Jacques Tati plays football in the 1960s in the garden of his house in Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris.
Photo credit : AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Why didn’t Jacques Tati ever make a film about soccer? That’s now my favorite movie that will never exist.