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Redirected from Les Vacances monsieur de Saint-Simon PDF M. This article needs additional citations for verification. 1953 French comedy film starring and directed by Jacques Tati. This article needs an improved plot summary.


Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675-1755), est célèbre pour ses Mémoires décrivant la vie à la Cour de Louis XIV. Écrivain talentueux, il fut à la fois un courtisan assidu et un opposant invétéré qui sut dévoiler les secrets de la vie versaillaise et dénoncer les bassesses du pouvoir. Conservateur et réformateur, acteur et témoin d’une époque controversée, cet observateur authentique regarda toujours ses contemporains d’un œil critique, avec justesse et non sans humour. L’homme qui s’inclinait devant le Roi et les princes savait aussi faire parler la voix de la raison. Georges Poisson nous révèle le vrai visage de cet homme aux multiples facettes. Seigneur éclairé, soldat, diplomate, mais aussi mari aimant et ami fidèle, il fut avant tout un historien passionné. Un mémorialiste des petits faits, plus que des grandes actions, qui léguera à la postérité des écrits justes et distrayants sur la haute société de son temps.

The film also gently mocks the confidence of postwar western society in the optimistic belief in capitalist production, and the value of complex technology over simple pleasures, themes that would resurface in his later films. This section needs additional citations for verification. For the most part, in Les Vacances, spoken dialogue is limited to the role of background sounds. Combined with frequent long shots of scenes with multiple characters, Tati believed that the results would tightly focus audience attention on the comical nature of humanity when interacting as a group, as well as his own meticulously choreographed visual gags. The film was made in both French and English language versions. While Tati had experimented with color film in Jour de fête, Les Vacances is black and white. Les Vacances was shot in the town of Saint-Marc-sur-Mer, which lies on the edge of the industrial port of Saint-Nazaire, in the Département of Loire-Atlantique.

On its release in the United States, Bosley Crowther’s review said that the film contained « much the same visual satire that we used to get in the ‘silent’ days from the pictures of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and such as those. He said the film « exploded with merriment » and that Tati « is a long-legged, slightly pop-eyed gent whose talent for caricaturing the manners of human beings is robust and intense. Tati biographer David Bellos has described the film as « Sublime, » and said that, « It was through this film that I first fell in love with France. I think that is true of a lot of people. The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. 49 in Empire magazine’s « The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema » in 2010. Delyle – Quel temps fait-il à Paris?