Jacques Tati: Anatomy of a gag

This week the complete films of Jacques Tati was released on blu-ray and DVD. You cannot study the history of film comedy and not know about Tati. He had a marvelous sense of humor, and a unique style of comedy. Here is an excellent analysis of some of his work.

PlayTime: Anatomy of a Gag from Criterion Collection on Vimeo.

I also recommend this post from Criterion films for further reading.

Big Hero 6 character studies

This is a great video about the characters in Big Hero 6.  Each character simply enters and sits in a chair.  By having them do the same thing, it is clear how different they are, and what is on their minds.

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