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Film: Gai dimanche (1935)

Introduction to Jacques Tati: ‘Gai dimanche’, roughly translated to ‘Fun Sunday’ or ‘Lively Sunday’ in english, is Jacques Tati’s earlier short films. Although he co-directed with Jacques Berr, Tati also co-wrote and stars in it too. It’s only 23 minutes long, and with that amount of time, especially in 1935, Berr and Tati did a wonderful job in conveying comedy with tragedy confidently.

In Gain dimanche, Jacques Tati and his friend, Rhum, are impecunious yet somewhat charming young men who are seeking ways to generate money, and by doing so they created a makeshift bus tour using a dilapidated automobile, and so, hilarity ensues. Many of the gags and humor comes from visual comedy, and like Tati’s predecessors (and peers), Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Tati and Rhum created a world with certain specific rules for their playground of sorts, and what is captured on celluloid is a mixture of great comedic timing and the subtle use of dialogue. Gai dimanche is certainly a wonderful timeless short film for the times.

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Double Exposure.

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Safe travels my friend,
Benjamin

Hello, Again.

Tower Theatre & 17th.

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Visited a friend this weekend. It was a brisk but delightful afternoon. Photos from my Minolta X-700 camera using an old Vision12 FIG 200 film. Grainy, mundane, but kind of lovely. I’ll try to make this into a weekly project. Until next time. Enjoy.

The Universe.

I’ll make this brief because I’m a bit tired. I want to write something. Something remarkable, something exquisite, something so grand my children’s children will retell it every other night to their children as a bedtime story, but I don’t have the gift of the gab, or the talent to convey intricate words into something astonishing. I can’t even write complete sentences well. I don’t have a good story in mind too. But my story would be about an 8 year old girl name Delilah crossing the universe and various dimensions to find her one true love, her precious toy puppy named Oxford. In her adventures she’ll meet unique and wonderful creatures and aliens, and of course, a boy. The boy’s name is Oliver. Basically, the story will be about Delilah and Oliver’s adventures into the unknown. The title? “You and I versus the Universe” Kind of cool huh? OK, perhaps not. It’s a working title with a working story.

Until next time.

Plight.

So much can happen in a 24 hour period. One moment you’re totally blissful, attractive by the abnormality and love. Enchanted by the brief and subtly rendezvous, preventing any known action from the outside world. Just two earthlings enjoying each other’s company in this massive and dazzling universe. Then, something dubious happens. Something unexpected. Now you’re hesitant and the feeling isn’t mutual. Instead, something’s implanted, something’s trifling, and it’s difficult to avoid. You find yourself wishing to scale back to the past and avert those circumstances — but you can’t. You can’t eschew unfortunate outcomes, because all you can do is experience and endure them. Blissfulness turned into a precarious misfortunate, the attractiveness is now perplexed, and you’re no longer enchanted, but concerned about how the universe will implode. I’ll admit, I’m a bit analytical and a bit of a pessimist about the ordeal, I’m not even sure if it’s an ordeal. I think I’m being hyperbolic. It’s tough to say.

Imagine, memories from the past can have an impact in the present.

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I want to divulge our strange and undeniable affection for each other.

For you.